Kansas City has a rich heritage of residential architecture that speaks to its national relevance during the city’s late 19th- and early 20th-century boom years—and to the capabilities of local architects who’d long been overshadowed by their East Coast counterparts.
Women in Kansas City began shaking their domestic bonds in the late 19th century, forming organizations to provide charitable relief, reform society’s ills, and claim space for themselves in the body politic.
The latest installment of the Library’s special, intergenerational movie series for individuals with dementia, their friends, and families features Moana, Disney’s animated musical adventure about an adventurous Polynesian teen who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
Some battles last days. Or weeks. When Christian crusaders laid siege on the Mediterranean seaport of Acre late in the 12th century—bent on recapturing the Holy Land from the Egyptian sultan Saladin—they launched a military epic that claimed tens of thousands of lives over two years.
We’re all searching for who we are.
For John Kaag, that philosophical quest encompassed two journeys 17 years apart to the mountain peaks above Sils-Maria, Switzerland, where noted German philosopher, essayist, and cultural critic Friedrich Nietzsche wrote his landmark Thus Spoke Zarathustra.