AND WE'RE BACK!!!
It has been a hectic morning already but we wanted to make time for a roundup and check-in with our favorite collection of local Internets denizens. First, we take a peek at pop culture that influences us a ll:
CNBC: When Victoria’s Secret left the swimsuit business, direct-to-consumer brands began to thrive
UST: Karlie Kloss opens up about why she ditched Victoria's Secret, Trump family ties
Healthline: 3 Moves to Strengthen Your Body’s Biggest Muscle — Your Butt
Closer to home, here are the local and somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .
Artsy Kansas City Winning
Since 2011, the mission of Google Arts & Culture has been to make the world's cultural information accessible online. And, this spring, Kansas City became the first city in North America to get its own dedicated page on the far-reaching website and app. Suddenly, the Heart of America has a significantly higher profile in the digital ether.
Club Life Newspaper Report
PM Crown has operated in the Santa Fe neighborhood since the late 1990s. Kansas City's regulated industries division says it has shut the club down multiple times but it keeps opening back up. A resident of Kansas City's Santa Fe neighborhood didn't bother calling the police when people broke into her house.
More Resources For The Troops
A three-story, $68 million outpatient campus being built for the VA will span nearly 237,000 square feet and house a range of medical services. The facility in San Antonio was developed and designed by a pair of firms from the Kansas City area.
Help Keep KCMO Afloat
Kansas City businesses interested in donating to the YMCA's Learn to Swim program, please contact Kim Rupe.
Golden Ghetto Rescue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Firefighters in Leawood, Kansas, continued to monitor hot spots at a home on Juniper Street after an overnight fire. They were called to the scene just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. When they got there, they saw heavy fire coming from the second floor window and above the garage.
Rate The Front Office
The 2018 Kansas City Royals draft was an important one. It came in the middle of what would be the second-worst season in Royals history and was the first real draft of the new rebuild.
Classic KC Carbs Revealed
Flatland loves a good fluff piece. Two years ago we chronicled the history of Kansas City's legendary Cake Box. A little while later, curiousKC fielded this question: "What were the other bakeries in Kansas City established before 1950?" We used the Cake Box story as a hopping off point to continue to "roll out" more historic bakery content.
Cardi B - Press is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .