When famed magician James “The Amazing” Randi saw faith healers, fortune-tellers, and psychics using his beloved magician’s tricks to swindle money out of credulous people and destroy lives, Randi dedicated his life to exposing frauds with the wit and style he brought to his stage show. An Honest Liar is part detective story, part biography, ...Continue Reading
Iconic artists Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood are indelibly tied to the Midwest — Benton for his flowing, earthy images of everyday people and Wood for rural American scenes, by turns austere and folksy. Both are credited with the movement of Regionalism which later paved the way for American Abstract Expressionism. These reading recommendations ...Continue Reading
The Space Needle. Monorail. Bubbleator. Science Center. Show Street and Gracie Hansen. Century 21 created icons and scientists, and brought Elvis and John Glenn, Joan Baez and Roy Rogers to our city. In 1962, Seattle invented a future that included a tech-savvy portal to the Pacific Rim. Through historical photographs and motion pictures of the ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews former Kansas City, Missouri mayor Charles Wheeler about his potential bid for Missouri governor. Theresa Garza, Steve Glorioso, Patrick Tuohey and Jim Heeter discuss KC Rising, an initiative to improve Kansas City’s standing among peer cities. They also weigh in on the debate over the earnings tax renewal and the way candidates ...Continue Reading
Families joined KCPT in Paradise Park on Saturday, March 5, to meet the Cat in The Hat with pals, Thing 1 and Thing 2. The beautiful day brought many photo opportunities and fun take-home activities for the kids. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it become a memory.” — Dr. Seuss
The latest installment of Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III spotlights two of the Midwest’s greatest artists, Kansas City’s Thomas Hart Benton and Iowan Grant Wood, painter of the iconic American Gothic.