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Saw1st: Rihanna at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Lingerie Photoshoot
Fashion UK: Savage x Fenty, one year later: what’s Rihanna’s impact on the lingerie market?
Biz Insider: Rihanna's lingerie brand zeroed in on one of the biggest criticisms of Victoria's Secret in the ad campaign for its latest collection
Closer to home, here are some of the local culture news links we're checking right now . . .
Kansas City Suffers Animal Overflow
KC Pet Project says it's a record the shelter hoped it would never break.
Local Car Culture Confronts Deluge
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Continued rainfall and flooding has once again delayed the opening of the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Owner Pete Howey said Monday there will be no races held at the track until mid-July at the earliest. Water is nearly 6 feet deep in some areas, Howey said.
BBQ Legend Passes Away
Zarda Bar-B-Q SOURCE: Zarda Bar-B-Q For decades, Zarda Bar-B-Q has been a staple in homes across Kansas City.Officials with the restaurant said in a statement on Facebook that Mike Zarda, co-founder of the iconic Kansas City restaurant, has passed away.In the statement, Zarda Bar-B-Q officials said Mike Zarda passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, after a brief illness."Mike was one of Zarda Bar-B-Q's founding brothers and will be missed immensely," the statement said.
Kansas City Coworking Pix
Plexpod has opened its fourth coworking space in the Kansas City. Located at 512 Delaware St. in the River Market neighborhood, the building sits a block away from the streetcar line. The 8,000-square-foot coworking space has more than 20 offices, ranging in size from single-person spaces to those that can accommodate 10 people.
Sleaze Scummit Drug Payback
CVS Caremark has agreed to pay $15.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it denied overtime pay to customer service agents at its call centers, including one in Lee's Summit, Missouri. U.S. District Judge Steven Bough on Friday gave preliminary approval to the settlement, which will cover about 17,000 employees.
Show-Me Road FAIL
LEVASY, Mo. - Levasy, Missouri, remained submerged in floodwater Sunday, a day after two nearby levees broke along the Missouri River. Now, residents are scrambling to figure to what's next after each house, farm and business was swallowed by uncontrolled water. U.S. 24 near Levasy also closed Sunday because water swamped the road.
Flooding Preview Forecast
The metro could see a few pop-up storms Monday night. Severe weather is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. The main threats will be hail and damaging winds...
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .