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ETOnline: Bradley Cooper Shows Up to Support Irina Shayk at Versace Fashion Show
Vouge: The Best Instagrams of the Week: Irina Shayk Makes the Case for a Glam Squad
HT: Irina Shayk Pictures
Bezinga: Single Women, 45-65, are Aging Into Poverty as Wealth Gap Persists Throughout Lifetime Regardless of Education
Forbes: Surging Wealth Inequality Is A Happy Sign That Life Is Becoming Much More Convenient
Closer to home, these news links dominate our tonight . . .
Kansas City Booze Debate Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David Epstein, the founder and co-owner of Tom's Town, is fighting to get rid of the restrictions that he says is holding his craft distillery back. Under their current liquor license, Tom's Town can sell their product, a single white wine, a single red wine and one beer product.
Tech Trade Analysis
Every quarterly earnings call a publicly traded U.S. company holds with analysts now has a silent listener on the line recording every word spoken and then using artificial intelligence to generate detailed reports. It's called a robo-analyst.
Rock Chalk Cobra Bite
Ari Hooley was bit by a coral cobra, but he decapitated and buried the snake before animal control officers could take it, Great Bend, Kansas, police said. The man had hallucinogenic mushroom drugs in his home.
Show-Me Spying For Your Health
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson thinks the state is "long overdue" for a statewide prescription-monitoring database for doctors. Parson, a Republican, said Wednesday he hopes state legislators will pass a bill legalizing such a program next year. Missouri remains the only state without such a database, which proponents say helps cut down on opioids being sold on the street.
Kansas City Artsy Collabo Space
Vanessa Lacy's artist incubator eliminates "the lonely artist," she said, noting her gallery model replaces solitude with creative relationships and a collaborative community. "Artists tend to get very isolated in their studio spaces working on their own; then they have a relationship with a gallery that's really more of a business relationship," said Lacy, owner of Vanessa Lacy Gallery.
Weekend Pressure Point
Somewhere in the cloud of news surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs, there is a football game this week, and an important one at that when it comes to the 2018 NFL season. With a win or tie against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs, at 11-2 will clinch a playoff spot.
Another Hopeful Kansas City Hipster Booze Scheme Goes Bust
The beer-brewing, burrito-slinging, cocktail-making, live-music-hosting coffee shop in North Kansas City known as Colony is closing the brewery portion of its business by the end of the year. "The brewery itself was very successful," co-owner Zach Henderson said. "But there wasn't an opportunity to grow with the current model."
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .