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Right now legendary activist, author and former model hottie Pam inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Road Trip Doc Debuts

PBS docuseries puts KC creator at the intersection food and 'transformational travel'

Food travel is about more than getting the most exotic or expensive social media-worthy photo of a meal to share for superficial clout, said Jim Kane, emphasizing the transformation power of connection when someone truly allows themselves to use food as a lens for understanding culture.

Baller Trolling Always Bad Idea

Ja'Marr Chase pokes Kansas City secondary ahead of Bengals-Chiefs game: 'They can't do it 1 on 1'

Chase is adding "fire to the fuel" ahead of the rematch of the last two AFC championship games.

More Cash For The Dotte

UG approves new funding source for affordable housing, childcare - Kansas City Business Journal

Fees from development in western Wyandotte County will soon be used to support housing and childcare initiatives in underserved portions of the community.

Partake In Diverse Local Cinema

Kansas City filmmaker highlights representation, Midwest culture through film

A new local feature film, titled "Midwest Skidmark," is making its debut in Kansas City Thursday evening.

KC Foodie Winning & Losing

Kansas City Restaurant Openings, Closings, and News - December 2023

It's time for a round up of restaurant openings, closings, and other news for December 2023. Red Sash Brewing is acquiring Double Shift brewing. Double Shift is part of the wave of breweries that opened in the Crossroads District in the early 2010s. Asian Cafe is a new Vietnamese / Chinese restaurant at 312 W.

Icon Au Naturel

Pamela Anderson, 56, exudes ageless beauty as she goes makeup-free

She modeled an elegant white ensemble as she plugged the brand The Laundress, whose plant-based focus is a complement to her veganism and longtime animal rights activism.

Holy Land Money Dispute

Scoop: Biden in "frustrating" call told Bibi to solve Palestinian tax revenue issue

It's a sign of the growing tensions between the two leaders.

Capitol Riot Consequences Cont'd

Maine disqualifies Trump from presidential primary ballot, citing insurrection clause

Move comes days after Colorado supreme court removes Trump from state primary ballot for same reason

Deciphering Deuces

Which 2028 Presidential Wannabe Had the Best Year?

Ambitious politicians spent 2023 jockeying for the presidential race on the horizon.

Progressive Gross Out Politics Rebuked

Dem vows he will 'not be intimidated' after anti-Israel activists deface office with bloody baby Jesus doll

New York Democrat Ritchie Torres shared pictures of his office vandalized on Christmas Day by anti-Israel activists with a baby Jesus doll covered in red paint.

Wartime Debauchery Debated  

Russian Rapper Jailed For "Almost Naked" Nightclub Party Amid Ukraine War

A rapper who attended a celebrity party with only a sock to hide his modesty has been jailed for 15 days, sponsors of some of Russia's best known entertainers have torn up their contracts, and President Vladimir Putin is reported to be unamused.

Vlad's Pal Takes Flight

Putin ally dies falling from house window, latest in spate of mysterious Russian deaths

Lawmaker Vladimir Egorov, a Putin ally, is the latest prominent Russian figure to die in mysterious circumstances after he fell to his death from the third floor of his home.

Tragic Holy Land Attrition

The number of wounded Israeli soldiers is mounting, representing a hidden cost of war

The number of Israeli soldiers wounded in the war with Hamas is growing. They are yet another sizable and deeply traumatized segment of Israeli society whose struggles are emerging as a hidden cost of the war that will be felt acutely for years to come.

EV Fact Check 

Senators demand Musk correct 'apparent false and misleading representations' of Tesla safety

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) went after Elon Musk on Thursday, demanding the Tesla owner correct false statements about the safety of the company's vehicles. The letter comes after a report from Reuters last week found the company knowingly deployed defective parts to customers for years, avoiding recalls and potentially putting customers...

Movie House Biz Shifts

How 'Barbenheimer,' Taylor Swift and 'Sound of Freedom' Rewrote All the Box Office Rules in 2023

At this year's box office, comic book movies collapsed, Taylor Swift ruled movie theaters and 'Barbenheimer' was a phenomenon.

Probably All Butt Stuff

The most Googled sex questions of 2023 revealed - find out the top naughty query

Google has now revealed the search engine's top questions that people had about sex in 2023 - and the results might surprise you.

Hipsters Share Musical Selections

2023 Pop Culture Roundtable: The Pitch interns share their favorite binges and bangers of the year

The 2023 Winter Internship roundtable. // Photo by Brock Wilbur 2023 was a rather eclectic year for pop culture-nearly as much so as this group of interns. Though all of us are in our early to mid 20s, most of us have very different interests.

Witness High Priced Sleaze Scummit Abode

See inside $4.7 million Lee's Summit home with waterfall, saltwater pool & golf course access

The home has been on Zillow since August, and has five bedrooms, nine bedrooms, a wine room and a private exercise room on over 10,600 square feet.

Community Helps NextGen

Cass County community steps up to support teens injured in Christmas Eve crash

One teen is recovering at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, while her brother is back at their Creighton, Missouri home with several broken ribs.

Cowtown Wino Suggests Vino

Kansas City's master sommelier shares his holiday wine recommendations

Doug Frost, who holds the titles of both master sommelier and master of wine, joined Up To Date to talk all things wine.

Winter Forecast For Now . . . 

Light snow showers possible Thursday night, sun on Friday

Next week will be chilly, with highs in the upper 30s to 40s and lows in the 20s.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.