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The Genius Of Émilie Du Châtelet

The Enlightenment was a time marked by logical thought and a questioning of traditional authority. Among the great male minds of this period were some n...

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Paradise Almost Lost

Stained glass was nearly banned by legislators in the United States, back in the late 1970s. At the same time, there was a resurgence in art glass, or s...

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In the Landry Park series for teen readers, local author Bethany Hagen pictures the year 2300. From class warfare to energy sustainability issues, it's...

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That Amazing Job

There are ways to make a living that sound too good to be true. But they do exist. Consider the guy who makes stuff out of Legos for a living, or the on...

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Looking Inward

Local artist and pastor Dylan Mortimer discusses his art, his faith and his battle with cystic fibrosis — which he addresses, for the first time, in his...

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Keeping In Touch (R)

When Anthony Ladesich found his father's youthful correspondence with an old Navy friend on a stack of reel-to-reel tapes, he also found so much more: a...

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Missouri Mayhem (R)

In this encore edition of Central Standard, we hear about the infamous 1974 Ozark Music Festival. It drew as many as 350,000 people to the small, family...

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A Year In The Arts In KC

This was the year the Kansas City Ballet re-imagined "The Nutcracker." Henry David Thoreau and Barbra Streisand got theatrical treatments, and the...

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Screentime: The Force Awakens

"Chewie, we're home" ... that simple sentence in the trailer for The Force Awakens packed an emotional wallop for some people. On KCUR's Central...

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Modern Masculinity

What does it mean to be masculine in the 21st century? A presenter at KU's conference on masculinity and the curator of an art exhibit about the...

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