The Kansas City Public Library invited Mary Roach  for a Q&A session to promote her book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach is an American author specializing in taboo scientific subjects. Her book focuses on the digestive tract, the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. Roach shared several memorable stories with her unique style of humor and wit. The topics ranged from how competitive eaters keep the food down to what it takes to be a food tester to a drug mule who refused to have a bowel movement for almost a month to whether or notRead More →

During the month of March I challenged myself to find at least one free event everyday. I posted all of them on  KiaraLovesKC’s Facebook page. Any time I see the word “free” used in the description of something happening in Kansas City it grabs my attention. And those who are reading this may be surprised to know that I see that word a lot. Most of the entertainment I enjoy in the city is free or extremely cheap. (Remember, my favorite theater shows movies for under $5.) My main concern was finding events that would appeal to a wide range of people. I’m a bookwormRead More →

Travel on the yellow brick road through the land of Oz as Crown Center celebrates the beloved motion picture, The Wizard of Oz, 75th anniversary. Each vibrantly painted section has interactive prompts to delight adults and children alike. You can watch as Dorothy gets sucked up in the tornado that takes her to Oz. Meet the Munchkins, Glinda, the Good Witch, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Cowardly Lion. Walk through the evil enchanted forest to The Wicked Witch’s castle. Fly in the Wizard’s hot air balloon. A section of the exhibit is dedicated to display Jane Albright’s collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.Read More →

“It was good. It was funny.” -Terry Watts Cast: Ice Cube…….James Payton Kevin Hart…….Ben Barber Laurence Fishburne…….Omar Tika Sumpter…….Angela Payton John Leguizamo…….Santiago Bryan Callen…….Miggs Bruce McGill…….Lt. Brooks Gary Owen…….Crazy Cody Jay Pharoah…….Runflat David Banner…….Pawnshop Jay Dragoș Bucur…….Marko Gary Weeks…….Dr. Cowan Jacob Latimore…….Ramone Ben Barber, a security guard aspires to join the Atlanta Police Department alongside his girlfriend’s brother who he is desperately trying to impress. Unfortunately, the brother, James Payton, can’t stand him. In a last ditch effort to drive him away James takes Ben on a “ride along” responding to emergency calls dispatched over the police radio. It’s all fun and games for JamesRead More →

It was a freezing 16 degrees outside. The harsh biting air hit like a brick to my face. Lily was so bundled up she looked like the Michelin Man. “Is this really worth it?”, was the question that formed in my head as I buckled Lily in her stroller. I asked myself that question a dozen more times as I walked to the front ticket counter. The cashier handed me an entry pass and a map then informed me that most of the animals wouldn’t be seen due to the cold temperature. “Hmm, maybe I should turn around and go back home”, I thought, “No,Read More →

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