Quick glimpse at the changing pop culture discourse:
US Mag: Model and Body Image Advocate Iskra Lawrence Shows Abs and Curves With a Positive Message in a Teeny Red Bikini
Egotastic: Iskra Lawrence Spectacular Cleavage in Tight Dress
Drapers: Ahead of the curve: why fashion is embracing size inclusivity
Closer to home, these news links also dominate our local conversation tonight . . .
Walking Kansas City History
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The history of Kansas City is more than just blues, baseball and barbecue. The city hopes to highlight that message with a new African American heritage trail. With the help of a state grant, the Kansas City Historic Preservation Office will create a map and website featuring sites on the historic register, as well as additional ones identified through research or public input.
Sunflower State Warning
Kansans can expect rising temperatures and more extreme flooding in the future, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. Kansas has always experienced severe weather events. But as average temperatures rise, due in part to heat-trapping pollution released from fossil fuels, these severe weather events are predicted to become more extreme.
Talking Urban Core Transit
Northeast Chamber of Commerce discusses Employer Pass Program and Proposed Independence Max bus line at monthly meeting
Kansas City Hip-Hop Saves The World
AY Young's recent Battery Tour generated enough money to send two of 's Sunshine Boxes to Haiti - the first step in a partnership between the two ventures with common goals, the energetic founder said. "[We] just realized that we were trying to kind of do the same thing as far as getting the world plugged in," said Young.
A brewery at the forefront of the recent craft beer boom has closed. After nearly five years in downtown Liberty, Rock & Run Brewery & Pub shut its doors last Tuesday. The following note was posted on the brewery's site: "From all of us at Rock & Run Brewery, we are sad to say that we've decided to close the business.
Inclusive Holiday Celebration
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Friday night, a holiday tradition returns when the Kansas City Ballet opens its presentation of The Nutcracker, but this year will include a performance for a special audience. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 59 children have autism.
Kansas City Season Of Winning Cont'd
The Kansas City Chiefs, at 9-2, have had such a dominant season through 11 weeks and the bye that they can clinch a playoff berth this weekend.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .