The Kansas City Big Monday Link Pool

Here's an important update about fashion, politics and big biz in the current cultural climate . . .

Cosmo: Ashley Graham is launching a clothing collection with Pretty Little Thing

Maxim: Watch Ashley Graham Get Totally Soaked in Steamy New Swimsuit Video

Fox News: Ashley Graham defends 'cellulite and rolls' to body-shaming Instagram troll

Closer to home, these news links define our afternoon . . .

Kansas City Close Call Po'Folk Crash

Semi crashes into utility pole, barely missing Salvation Army building

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A driver crashed his semi-truck into a utility pole Monday morning, just missing a Salvation Army warehouse. According to the driver, he was trying to make a turn when he saw his truck wouldn't make it under a bridge.

Cerner Honcho Calls It Quits

Cerner President Zane Burke to step down this fall

Cerner President Zane Burke, who first joined the company in 1996 and held several executive roles there before being named president, will step down on Nov. 2. John Peterzalek, Cerner's executive vice president of worldwide client relationships, will take on Burke's responsibilities, with the title of Chief Client Officer, the company said.

Help Find Kansas City Hit & Run

KCPD asking for help to locate the suspect vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian crash

The Kansas City Police Department is asking for help to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian crash over the weekend. Police said that incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 9. A suspect vehicle, described as a metallic black 2003 to 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, struck a pedestrian near E.

Show-Me Prez Trump Missouri Love

Trump casts large shadow on Missouri's nationally-watched Senate race

There's one person who will affect Missouri's U.S. Senate race more than a pointed attack ad or dumptrucks full of money: President Donald Trump. Both U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley believe he'll make an impact in their nationally-watched contest. The question, though, is who will benefit?

Sharing Heartland Memories

She Grew Up Poor on a Kansas Farm. Her Memoir Is an Attempt to Understand Why.

Nonfiction HEARTLAND A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth By Sarah Smarsh 290 pp. Scribner. $26. Sarah Smarsh's memoir, "Heartland," opens with a perplexing ode to an imaginary baby. "I'm glad you never ended up as a physical reality in my life.

Kansas City EPIC Prints

How One Kansas City Artist Commands Machines To Make Portraits Larger Than Life

For the past two decades, artist Mike Lyon has worked in a three-story building near 20th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri, creating monumental portraits using computer numerical control - or CNC - machines to automate the drawing process. One of Lyon's self portraits was among the noteworthy acquisitions featured in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's recent " Unexpected Encounters" exhibit.

Kansas City Hipster Guide This Week

The American Royal, City Market's Grub Crawl, wine dinners, and more: KC's food and drink events for September 10-16

Chef Kelly Conwell of Stock Hill (4800 Main Street) will be creating dishes from Smithfield's DURoC line of pork products for a free open house event today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests who register for the event via Eventbrite will enjoy Conwell's bites as well as paired cocktails and desserts.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Ashley is the hottest fat girl I have seen in a while. I would like to get on top of her.

  2. Is Burke the Cerner prick who looked out at the Cerner parking lot on a Saturday and wondered where all the cars were?

  3. I Like how Smarsh and the NY Times reviewer try to ascribe all of the woes of "flyover country" to big agribusiness, Reaganomics, the Homestead Act, and the 80's farming crises. Little time to the spend describing marriage out of wedlock, lack of educational attainment, and poor decisions of her family as the cause of her family's financial woes. It's hard to manage your own life, let alone your children's, when you've been married 7 times. "Flyover Country" is not filled with victims nor are its residents trying to "escape" to a coast. While poverty is in every corner of our country, it's origins are not unique - poor decisions. Yes, some people have hard-knocks, lack of financial resources may magnify poor decisions that we all make, and bad luck happens but this narrative that we are a country full of victims is BS - especially when it's coming from the NY Times.

  4. Definitely agree with @4:46. I have lived the poor farm life and ones life is what they make of it. You do the best you can and are responsible for your own actions.

  5. He just sold $10 million in stock last week. Must be resigning to party.

  6. The Cerner sale must have gone through, layoffs should be starting by this time next year, all non-executive positions eliminated by 2022.

  7. Poor Ashley will never be able to go skinny dipping.

  8. 4:02 - that was the now deceased Neil Patterson, former CEO and one of the founders.

    $10M in stock and I'd be out.


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