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Whatever Happened To: KCTV5 Anchor Anne Peterson

Anne Peterson’s storied career at KCTV5 started in 1979 at the ripe old age of 22 years old. (Her first live shot in the field was covering the Kemper roof collapse.) Less…

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Feeding Kansas City

The long reach of Covid-19 extends into the kitchen for many in Kansas City and around the country. As communities cope with lost jobs and income, Feeding America estimates more than 50…

Lower Levels with High Design

Utilitarian gets a stylish spin when Kansas City basements transform into indoor golf courses, virtual schoolhouses, media rooms, and cocktail lounges. Cuddle-Up Media Room/Smoky Cocktail Lounge For their empty-nester home in Meadowbrook,…

IN Conversation With Aaron Rahsaan Thomas

For other 5th graders at Pleasant Green Community School, off 5th Street and Washington Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas, it was a throwaway extra-credit assignment: Write your own Greek myth. For Aaron…

Fit To Be Tie-Dyed

Trends come and go, but some seem to transcend time and space. Case in point, the resurgence of everyone’s favorite DIY project, tie-dye. Designers bring a little more subtlety and class to…

Behind the Music: Chuck Mead

In the mid-1980s, Chuck Mead became a significant part of a robust music scene in his adopted hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. He started a band called the Homestead Grays, named after the…

How to Choose a Therapist

If you feel like your mental health has taken some hits in the last year, you’re not alone. According to Mental Health America’s latest report, people looking for mental health services to…

My Essentials: Anne Scharf

Anne Scharf is still on Cloud 9 after the Chiefs second stellar season in a row. Scharf—who has worked in the NFL for the past 17 years—is the Chiefs vice president of…

Reservation for One: Canary

In 1921, Kansas-born Amelia Earhart bought her first airplane. The yellow, secondhand Kinner Airster was nicknamed the Canary. Now a century later, a new Canary is taking flight in Kansas City, with…

Our Man in KC: Tivol and Waldo Thai

Sparkle Plenty Every decade on her wedding anniversary, my mother gets an upgrade—to her diamond. In the early ’80s, she kicked things off with a classic, modest, half-carat solitaire engagement ring. Ten…

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