KC Royals 2015: Haters Gonna Hate
Apr24

KC Royals 2015: Haters Gonna Hate

The Royals are baseball’s bad guys now. Apparently. Or at least they’re the bad guys if you happen to be a writer of sports headlines. Check these out: ESPN:   Sports Illustrated: MLB.com: Even Good Morning America is taking swipes at the Royals now:   One look at these headlines, and it’s pretty clear that the Royals aren’t America’s Sweethearts anymore. Or that’s at least the narrative...

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The 11 Types of Comedians You’ll See at Stanford’s Open Mic Night in Overland Park
Apr21

The 11 Types of Comedians You’ll See at Stanford’s Open Mic Night in Overland Park

Tucked away in a discreet Overland Park shopping center, Stanford’s Comedy Club appears to blend in quietly with its surrounding neighbors. At least from the exterior. Inside, the club reverberates with the sound of laughter, cheers and groans as loose-lipped comedians spout off on stage. Though this Overland Park location has been open just a few months, Stanford’s has been a staple of Kansas City comedy since the late...

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21 Signs You’re a Kansas City Hipster
Apr16

21 Signs You’re a Kansas City Hipster

1. Your favorite bottoms are the West Bottoms — until Halloween, when your sacred space is infiltrated by tweens going to The Beast.   2. You only shower with Basement Soap you got at Normal Human.   3. You get all your groceries from the Westport Farmers Market because anything else would be sub-par. No one wants wilted cilantro in their bahn mi, obviously.   4. You have your own pour-over set up at home and...

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An Open Letter to MTV: It’s Finally Time to Let Kansas City Host the Real World
Apr13

An Open Letter to MTV: It’s Finally Time to Let Kansas City Host the Real World

Dear MTV Executives, Congratulations on recently finishing your 30th season of the Real World. It’s a big feat for sure, and one you can justly be proud of. But we’re confused. You see, you haven’t sent those seven strangers to Kansas City yet, and we can’t figure out why. You’re THE cutting edge of cool, right? Isn’t that MTV in a nutshell? Well, the Huffington Post recently named KC the coolest...

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How You Know it’s Springtime in Kansas City
Apr09

How You Know it’s Springtime in Kansas City

Your email inbox is 53% severe weather-related messages.   The forecast looks like this: Or this:   The Weather Channel even comes to visit.   The birds wake you up by chirping loudly at 4am (or whenever the thunderstorms end for the night).   Everyone is complaining about allergies. Everyone.   So. Much. Wind. It’s not worth trying to style your hair again until June.   People keep trying to call...

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