KC Chic



Faithful local readers of Nylon magazine who have long dreamed of paying exorbitant prices for ironic silk-screened T-shirts in trendy Williamsburg boutiques need pine no longer. Kansas City reinvents the standard-issue New York T-shirt boutique with irony in the $12 to $30 range at Spool, which just opened in the space formerly occupied by Isabel’s (122 West 18th Street). The love child of co-owners and University of Kansas art school grads Cobi Newton and Hadley Johnson, Spool offers designs by its founders as well as by Carrie Wilson, Seth Johnson and Jim David. (David may be better known for his label Breakdance America, for which he’s been lauded by Nylon, Time Out New York and Alternative Press magazines.) Also on the racks are hoodies, totes, handcrafted handbags, Johnson’s amazing cowl-neck blouses in vintage fabrics, and cards of pithy 1-inch brkdnc patches. You know you have remaining real estate on that messenger bag.— Kelly Sue DeConnick

Sweet, Dudes

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Presented the opportunity, who wouldn’t use the phrase the cakes of my heritage? Ceramist Hollie Rice found that very occasion while describing the inspiration of Sweet Tooth, opening Saturday at the Olive Gallery (15 East Eighth Street in Lawrence, 785-423-1749). Her work is exhibited in a pastry case.— Gina Kaufmann


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As the movie Velvet Goldmine made abundantly clear, glam rock made the closets of gay teenage boys a lot less stifling during the ’70s. This Saturday’s edition of the radio show Tenth Voice is called “The Glam Rock Show, mixing music from artists such as T. Rex with covers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch tunes. It airs on KKFI 90.1 from 1 to 2 p.m. — Steve Walker

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