Somewhat recent sign of the times and pop culture discourse behind the scenes . . .
Peeps: Pregnant Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo: 'We Need This as a Reference'
Guardian: The fat shaming we should be doing
Jstor: How Colonialism Shaped Body Shaming
Closer to home here are the slightly more fun and uplifting news links for right now . . .
Community Applauds KCPD: Hey Man, Nice Shot!!!
Kansas City police say an off-duty officer is okay after shooting a suspect. The incident happened shortly before 2:15 p.m. Thursday near 14th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue. Someone summoned the off-duty officer about a disturbance. The officer arrived to find a man who was shooting at a man and woman.
Celebrate Healing Doggies
HALEY: A LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER IS NOW ACCEPTING PETS TO HELP FAMILIES LEAVE DANGEROUS SITUATIONS SOONER. KMBC 9'S WILLIAM JOY WENT TO ROSE BROOKS CENTER RECENTLY AWARDED FOR OFFERING SHELTER TO BOTH SURVIVORS AND THEIR ANIMALS. WILLIAM: WHEN ROSE BROOKS CENTER OPENED ITS DOORS TO PETS THEY NOTICED A CHANGE IN THEIR CLIENTS.
End Of Summer Protection
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District say there is a simple way for lake visitors to greatly reduce their risk of drowning this Labor Day weekend: Wear a life jacket. The Corps district manages 18 lakes in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Kansas City Artsy Tribute
British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy has long been known for his unconventional approach to art. In an ongoing project at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Goldsworthy has created a "walking wall," assembling and then disassembling the same limestone rocks, moving across the landscape of the museum's campus.
Fútbol Fashionistas Debut
Bldwn, an American fashion brand, is collaborating with Kansas City's Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, on a limited-edition collection that takes you right to left field. "We want to tell our local story on a global stage.
Fall Is For KC Fatties
The Restaurant at 1900 For a one-two culture punch, The Restaurant at 1900 offers performance space as well as fine dining with the luxurious convenience of having both in the same building. Built in 1967 for Lee Jeans and with a distinctive modernist design, this intimate restaurant marries Steve Karbank's passion for music with the desire to share a great meal following a performance.
Weekend With Katie
11 DEGREES COLDER COMPARED TO HOW IT WAS 24 HOURS AGO IN TRENTON. THE HIGH THIS AFTERNOON'S 78 DEGREES, BELOW NORMAL FOR THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST, BUT THAT'S OK. IF YOU SEE THE SUNSHINE THIS MORNING, BY THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY THE CLOUDS WILL BE THICKER.
Beth Hart - Bad Woman Blues is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .