Life in KC

The Big Show: Schoolboy Q @ the Midland

Schoolboy Q is poised to join Kanye West and Drake in the uppermost tier of elite rappers — and he’s coming to the Midland on Monday, Oct. 24.

Office space: Whiskey Design serves bold ideas on the rocks on the West Side

The motto of Matt Wegerer’s branding and design studio, Whiskey Design, is Raise a Ruckus, and his office at 821 W. 17th St. is designed to give his staff the space to do that.

Artery: Zach Arlan does ‘whatever it takes’ to focus on painting

Zach Arlan moved to New York in 2004 to study design and later worked for companies such as Clinique and Estee Lauder. But last year, the 31-year-old returned home to Kansas City to focus on painting and a creative lifestyle that revolves around art.

Datelines: Scholarly Colorado transplant is looking for lasting love

Jason Jaumouille, who recently moved from Colorado to Kansas City, is ready to give up the bachelor life and settle down with a woman who values commitment, conversation and family.

The best of fall’s First Friday street fashion

To bring in the new season, The Star staked out October’s First Friday to check out a host of the city’s fall style debuts.

Sigur Rós takes a big Midland crowd on a spectacular emotional ride

Icelandic trio thrilled a sold-out crowd of about 2,300 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland with more than two hours of its trademark mix of experimental/art rock, a whirlwind mix of electronica, New Age/ambient and heavy post-rock.

Catching Kelce episode 2 recap: Travis Kelce becomes Richard Simmons?!?

Kansas City barbecue, a group date, cornhole and a first kiss? Catch all the details and a bit of analysis about the second episode of “Catching Kelce,” the dating show featuring Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

#InkTakeover: See the city through ‘Carrie Bradshaw’s’ eyes

Niloofar Shahmohammadi, the self-described Carrie Bradshaw of Kansas City,” takes Ink’s Instagram on a tour of the town.

Behind the proposal: Raymore writer uses Twitter to pop the question

Ty Fisher asked Kelli Torrez to marry him in the most romantic way possible: On Twitter, in front of hundreds of followers.

Money challenge: Paying off debt should hurt a little

Like a good workout, paying off debt leaves you feeling sore. That’s a good thing, because when it comes to your money, there’s no gain without a little pain.

The Big Show: Sound Machine @ RecordBar

Japanese pop punk band Shonen Knife headlines Saturday’s Sound Machine, the first in a new series of mini music festivals presented by Middle of the Map Fest.

#InkTakeover: Katie Welch captures Kansas City

For Ink’s Instagram Takeover, Katie Welch photographed Kansas City landmarks, beautiful food and a trip to Arrowhead — what’s more KC than that?

The Big Show: Sigur Rós at the Midland

Icelandic band Sigur Rós plans a pared down show at the Midland on Oct. 12. The sold-out show should please fans of the band’s freewheeling rock tendencies.

Outdoorsy couple discover urban oasis in midtown KC

Molly and Ryne Moody value experiences more than stuff, which makes their 790-square-foot studio apartment in the Grocer’s Warehouse building near Roanoke Park the perfect pad. The complex, which also houses Hufft Projects, offers hammocks, barbecues, communal hangout spaces, gym access, bike storage and art.

Locally owned Sportibles reopens in Crown Center Shops

Sportibles closed two years ago to make way for the redevelopment of Halls department store. Now, it’s returned to Crown Center. It sells licensed professional and college sports apparel, sports memorabilia and collectibles.

A masterful mashup of indie rock and hip-hop from Banks and Steelz in KC

Duo of Paul Banks and the RZA, Bobby Steelz, performs before a sold-out crowd at Kansas City’s intimate Tank Room Wednesday.

The Big Show: Outer Reaches festival @ RecordBar

At the Outer Reaches festival — a two-day event at the RecordBar formerly known as KC Psych Fest — Indonesian orchestras collide with jazz drummers, indie-metal bands and a wide range of other music acts.

Renee Kelly named one of the coolest women in the country

Jennifer Wadella, a software engineer who runs the nonprofit organization Kansas City Women in Technology and is a serious foodie, was also named to the list by

Kansas City painter Allan Chow finds adventure in art

You might’ve seen Allan Chow’s paintings at the K or Arrowhead Stadium. Now the Kansas City artist is helping Brookside’s Leopold Gallery celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free bash on Friday.

#InkTakeover: Jasmine Diane finds art ‘everywhere’ in KC

Our latest guest Instagrammer, Jasmine Diane, posted photos of graffiti, Ruby Jean’s Juicery, sweet treats and her favorite T-shirt.