The Kansas City Monday Step Up

A look at the pop culture big picture to start out . ..

Saw1st: Emily Ratajkowski Out and About Candids

QZ: In 2019, can we please stop calling fashion “ugly”?

Forbes: The Big Issues Facing Fashion in 2019

Closer to home, these news links start our day . . .

Kansas City Dowtown Agenda This Week

Downtown A&E scene 'fabulously superlative' this week

From Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear to Shen Yun; from the Royals Fan Fest to Midcoast Fundraiser Fiesta Takeover; and from Mary Stuart and his always Fabulous Superlatives to the Russian National Ballet performance of Swan Lake, this will be a breathtaking week in Downtown KC.

Newspaper Talking Points

Government shutdown could hurt KC-area food stamp recipients | The Kansas City Star

The federal government shutdown will leave some low-income folks in Kansas and Missouri struggling to feed their families if the impasse doesn't end soon. Food stamps could be cut in March and eliminated in April.

Kansas City Helping Hand

L. Minor Care Center marks one year helping homeless men

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This month a one-of-its kind homeless shelter will reach one year in operation. The L. Minor Care Center is not only shelter, but also provides help to homeless men who have mental or physical disabilities. The City Union Mission already operates two homeless shelters. It opened the L.

Meth Town Makes It Right

Independence fire, police crews fix upside down American flag

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- An Independence, MO police officer and fire crew assisted a business after its flag pole was damaged and left a large American flag hanging upside down. Independence police officer David Wehlerman, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, saw a flag outside a business on Noland Road hanging upside down.

Local Inclusive Life Lesson
North Kansas City Schools Are Getting More Diverse Books Because Representation Matters
Local Creative Class Showtime

Short film from Kansas City to debut at Sundance Festival

A group of Kansas City filmmakers has a short film that debuts at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The annual festival begins Thursday. is a 15-minute film that was shot entirely in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas.

Forecast For Today

Slightly warmer Monday, rain/snow mix possible Tuesday

Tuesday's precipitation will be a quick event.

Ariana Grande - 7 rings is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Game over. Time for KCMO get back to what we are best known for. Murder, crime, political corruption, and dysfunction.

  2. Chiefs fans are pussies.

  3. Local media doesn't do a very good job of highlighting that Crestview Elementary is the most diverse Elementary School in the State.

    I haven't seen recent statistics, but two years ago there were something like 28 native languages spoken by their students.

    Kudos to the District and to the Crestview Staff for their excellent work.

    (As an aside, the NKC District also has the third most diverse High School in the State as well. Kudos there too!)

  4. In another 20 years the Chiefs might win the division title. Took them 20 years to reach the title game. Keep pumping the money into the millionaire's pockets.

  5. In response to the question posed by QZ, in 2019 can we see anything from the "High Fashion" world that ISN'T UGLY?


    When Emily claimed to have gotten into "Oxford", nearly all were willing to let it slide!!!

  7. ^^^^^^^^^^^ LOL! NICE!


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