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Lefsetz: The Trouble with Concert & Event Tickets

We’re leaving eight billion dollars on the table! You’ve got to listen to Live Nation head Michael Rapino on Peter Kafka’s podcast. Or maybe not. You haven’t got that much time and don’t care. But then you can’t get a … Continue reading

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Glazer: Is Donald Trump Right About Isis?

Seems like mass murders by radical Islam and Isis are becoming a regular event… This past weekend the United States suffered the worst massacre since 911. Fifty people were shot to death in Orlando Florida 50 with more than 50 others wounded by … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Interpreting Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal”

I heard Tom Frank speak recently at the Kansas City Public Library about his new book, “Listen, Liberal”.  I’ve known Tom since 2003, when he interviewed me for his earlier book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” His latest book does … Continue reading

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Valentine: Muhammad Ali was Donald Trump of His Day

Refrain for a moment from cherry picking the beautiful things Muhammad Ali said… Consider instead the total of Ali’s words. By far, most of what he said was basically, “I am the best.” The second most common thing was, “I will publicly ridicule those … Continue reading

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Glazer: Does Louis CK Hate KC & Love Stanford’s

Comedy super star Louis CK will be at Sprint one July 7th… Louis did an interview with the Kansas City Star this week wherein he explained that he didn’t hate Kansas City as he’d ranted a while back on late night … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Delivers—Too Much?

Will the general public ever tire of superhero movies? Well, 20th Century-Fox sure hopes it won’t be with their latest edition in the highly profitable ‘X-Men’ series poised to rule the box office this Memorial Day weekend. Advance tracking has … Continue reading

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Glazer: Hillary’s in Trouble With a Capital T(rump)

Hillary Clinton was considered a shoe in to become President of the United States… Then a funny thing happened. As in, Donald Trump. And now while most of her following still think Hillary will win – she’s still the favorite in Vegas – … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Keep A Lid On It!

It may be a two way street but etiquette shouldn’t always prevail… The bathroom in our neighborhood gym is a unisex operation – as in both sexes use it. And of course, half the time I use it, the toilet … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Incredible Lightness of Newspaper Editorializing

Newspaper editorial pages have been slobbering over presidential candidates forever… As in well over 100 years, but who’s counting? Hardly anybody these days except Hillary Clinton, John Katich who’ve been cleaning up this election cycle in the outdated game.. Take the Indianapolis Star‘s non-endorsement … Continue reading

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Glazer: Ladies & Gentleman, the Next President of the United States

Well folks, it’s over… Donald Trump is gonna be the Republican nominee for president of these United States. Tuesday night sealed the deal! Trump not only won all five eastern states but crushed it. He took down Ted Cruz and for … Continue reading

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Hearne: New, Improved Pitch — All Dressed Up, Nowhere to Go

Seen the vastly improved Pitch website lately? Not too shabby for a dying news and entertainment medium. Seriously, keeping the grim reaper at bay for print publications these days is no easy task. Especially when you’re giving away the principle product … Continue reading

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Glazer: Will Republican Party Dirty Dealings Dump Trump?

This just in… Following tomorrow’s final Super Tuesday, Donald Trump should be the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Ah, but not so fast. Because it’s likely his delegate count will be near 1000 of the needed 1237 to insure his nomination. So like him … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Foretells—and Beyond

The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands this weekend by revealing how the fates of huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are dangerously intertwined… Turns out that long before the evil queen (Charlize Theron) was believed to be … Continue reading

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Glazer: My Dad Stan Glazer Was KC’s Donald Trump

Can everybody please calm down about Donald Trump? Speaking of which, a handful of years back when my dad Stan Glazer ran for mayor of KC. He was basically Trump without the umph – a poor man’s version of the Donald. Stan decided to run … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Boss’—A Rags-To-Riches Misfire

Can we talk? When it comes to Melissa McCarthy movies you pretty well know what you are in for. Some, of course, are better than others. Her best—and breakthrough film—definitely was BRIDESMAIDS. In-betweeners include her buddy-cop comedy THE HEAT opposite … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Midnight Special’—Riveting Supernatural Thriller

It’s not a big picture – what’s more, Wolfman Jack is nowhere to be found… Instead MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a terrific supernatural thriller that plays intimately. Trouble is, not much can or should be given away in reviews of the film … Continue reading

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Hearne: KC Star Layoffs; Last One Out, Turn On The Lights

Put away the black armbands, lose the hankies, this is a time of hope! That’s right, after upwards of nine years of layoffs and buyouts, the Kansas City Star is in a position where…it could.just.go.all.the.way! Don’t rub your eyes, you heard … Continue reading

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Glazer: ‘President’ Trump (Who Else?) Weighs in on Terror Plot Early

Another day, another terrorist attack… Today’s went down in the Brussels airport and subway with more than 38 killed and 170 injured.  A suicide bomber hit the airport terminal and shortly after another explosion took place at Brussels subway. Naturally Isis … Continue reading

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Valentine: This is Washington; How Can I Disconnect You?

Hello this is Washington, how can I disconnect you? It flew under most people’s radar. The United States paid $500 million into the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund last week. It was the first payment of the $3 billion the … Continue reading

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Hearne: Ridiculous Crowd Estimate Alert for Lawrence

Ah, the joys of journalism… I learned early in my foray into the journalism racket that precious few who call themselves “journalists” are to the manner born. Television newsies are generally wannabe local celebrities who like the idea of acting important, being on camera, wearing … Continue reading

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