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''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
'Capote' Puts the Wraps on a Local Artwork
March 10, 2006
This column of Mike Hendricks features a portrait of Jesus Christ done by Perry Smith while in Lansing Prison and before the Clutter Family murders, later portrayed in Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood....
'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear
December 13, 2006
Mike and Vicki Walker have written a book which explores nostalgic theaters still operating in the Midwest. The book covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Two that are mentioned from...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
A Famous Theosophist: Countess Wachtmeister Pays a Visit to Kansas City
Portrait and biographical article about Constance Georgine Louise de Bourbel de Montjucon, or "Countess Wachtmeister, of Sweden, the famous Theosophist" "widely known as one of the disciples and the intimate...
A Fine Mystery, but. ..
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Mystery of the Third Twin" by Wilma Yeo, a novelist and former "creative writing instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and...
A Kansan among the Indians
Book review of "Willie Whitewater, the Story of W. R. Honnell's Life and Adventures among the Indians as He Grew Up with the State of Kansas" by Caroline Cain Durkee. Description of the book's subject,...
A Kansas City Version of the Ring and the Book
Illustrations and article about the history of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company founded by promoter Junius Irving and inventor William Pitt and manufacturing spiral-ring notebooks in Kansas City (Pitt's...
A Little Red Book
Discusses ratings of local restaurants given by the 1997 Zagat Survey.
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
A New Leaf for Rehab Institute
January 5, 2013
Article describes the establishment and operations of the new RIKC Book Store. Rick Caplan, director of RIKC's new business development, is interviewed and provides details concerning its partnership with...
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
A Poet and A Friend to Writers
February 20, 2011
Co-founder of the Writers Place and its monthly reading series, Phil Miller died February 14, 2011. Miller taught creative writing and American Literature for nearly 30 years at Kansas City Kansas Community...
A Rare Old Book Reveals an Unsung Hero in Earliest Kansas City History
Illustration, and biographical article about Sacajawea (ca. 1785-1812 ca.), a Shoshone Indian guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition and wife of French fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau (1759-1840 ca.)...
A Restless Missourian Laid Claim to the West
File contains an article about Missourian explorer of the West, William Ashley (ca. 1782-1838), in a review of a book about him and his arrival in Missouri territory in about 1802 and serious exploration...
A Study of the Money Problem
File containing a book review of "The Prosperity Problem," dealing with international economics, by Joseph Sutton of Kansas City.
A Widower Bucks Life on a Farm
Book review of "The Home Place," a novel by Fred Gipson set in Kansas City and Texas.
About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs
Biographical article about M. Deborah Ellett, "poetry editor for the City Inner & Outer Magazine which is devoted chiefly to minority affairs and success stories," growing up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri,...
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