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Hearne: Through the Looking Glass @ The American Royal

This isn’t exactly super secret but… The reporting standards are far laxer these days at the Kansas City Star. That in the wake of going from more than 2,000 employees to 300 or fewer the past 10 or 12 years. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Ultra-Cool ‘ATOMIC BLONDE’ Savages Berlin!

How to best describe ATOMIC BLONDE? How about, “Hot Badass Cold War Spy Thriller!” The movie opens with newsreel footage of President Reagan in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin proclaiming to the world: “Mr. Gorbachev tear down … Continue reading

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Hearne: The News Desecration of Westport

About Saturday night’s wee hours shoot ‘em up in Westport… Naturally local TV news and the Kansas City Star were quick to pounce on the story, dramatize it then milk it for all it’s worth. In the case of the … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Death of Rock As We Knew It

It’s no longer the sound of the street… The initial burst came with the Beatles and the British Invasion, a new sound everybody went wild for. Then came the late ’60s free-form FM era, everything from the Doors‘ “The End” … Continue reading

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Hearne: Dollar Store Dominance Decimates Dignity

Don’t let your lying eyes fool ya…  Seems like everywhere you turn in Johnson County and other snooty, upscale urban enclaves, that strip malls and trendy retailers are sprouting up willy nilly. They can’t build ’em fast enough. The flip … Continue reading

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Glazer: Time for Chiefs Fans to Take a Knee

The Chiefs sent backup QB Chase Daniels to the Eagles.. So now we have no real veteran back up quarterback if Alex Smith goes down. Yes, we have our No. 1 draft pick Patrick Mahomes, who has of course no experience … Continue reading

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Hearne: Long, Slow Death Throes Continue @ 18th and Grand

Don’t look now but the inevitable is upon us… The question being, when and where will it all end where the Kansas City Star is concerned? When the Star dropped its most recent bombshell – on Monday April 17, 2017 in a front page … Continue reading

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Glazer: Scribe a Little Giddy Over Chiefs 1st Round QB Pick

The last time the Chiefs picked a quarterback in the first round was Todd Blackledge in 1983… Blackledge was picked at No 7 and was a total flop. A couple years before that they chose quarterback Steve Fuller in 1979 … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Whole Foods to Exit Metcalf Location

The rumors have been swirling for some time… Unfortunately, now I have learned that they are true! WHOLE FOODS MARKET will be closing its popular Overland Park store at 91st and Metcalf at the end of the year. It’s something the … Continue reading

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Glazer: ‘I Was Wong!’ Scribe Scowls

So much for KU being invincible… The Kansas Jayhawks were a total no show last night in the Elite Eight against a good Oregon team. Pretty much nobody came to play for KU. Frank Mason was solid but couldn’t save … Continue reading

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Hearne: Everytime KU Men’s Basketball Loses a Big One an Angel Gets Its Wings

I have a confession… It may not come as much 0f a surprise to some, but here goes: I like it when KU loses a basketball game – the bigger the better. Here’s why. Because living in Lawrence, Kansas the past … Continue reading

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Glazer: Scribe Drops ‘I told You So’ on Comments Crowd

A few years back Tom Izzo’s Michigan State beat Bill Self‘s  Jayhawks in the Sweet Sixteen… Yesterday Self got his revenge. KU defeated Michigan State 90-70. However the score doesn’t show how close this game was until the final minutes.  Kansas had … Continue reading

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Hearne: Will the Pitch Dump Sex Ads?

Whaddaya think? Kansas City’s former alternative newsweekly of record, The Pitch faces a highly uncertain future come April 1st. That’s when the once-venerable entertainment and news pub plans to go from newsprint to coated stock (magazine quality) paper and monthly publication. Kinda … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: This Beast—A Magical Beauty

Say what you will about kids movies, this is Hollywood magic at its best… Could BEAUTY AND THE BEAST be the best Disney (live) family fantasy film ever made? Some people already think so—and you can include me. The $64 … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Trouble With KU Fans

I’ll make this quick… A couple observations on the cult-like thinking and behavior of KU basketball fans from behind the Iron Curtain in Lawrence, Kansas. To spell it out, with rare exception they’re in denial. To be a KU basketball … Continue reading

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Hearne: Star Sticks It To Self / KU for Sexist Behavior

Give it up for Sam Mellinger and the Kansas City Star… Don’t rub your eyes, you heard me. Because at long last somebody in the newspaper’s sports department reached down into their trousers, located something resembling an attitude and – voila – … Continue reading

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Chuck: Is a Civil War Brewing?

We live in a time of war… The Culture War –  called by many the “Cold Civil War” – is  a shooting war.  It really became a shooting war after President Obama feted Black Lives Matter representatives at the White … Continue reading

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Glazer: A Fond Adieu to One of Chiefs Biggest, Brightest

The day finally came to say goodbye to the Chiefs best running back ever… Jamaal Charles  just had too many injuries and hadn’t played much the past two seasons. Still he holds many of the Chiefs rushing records, including most yards … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Sunday’s ‘Oscars’—Choices versus Picks

  There definitely IS a difference! My personal preferences are not necessarily what I am actually picking to win in Sunday night’s 89th annual ACADEMY AWARDS hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. I believe the only real contest this year is in the … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: End of Days for Apple?

Why don’t they just buy all the record labels? Or Paramount and the rest of the movie studios while they’re at it! That’s the canard we were exposed to again and again and again – that Apple and Spotify, all … Continue reading

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