Tattoo artist offers free nipple tattoos to mastectomy patients

Inspired by wife Rachael Frederick’s battle with breast cancer, Brett Murdock, a tattoo artist at Waldo’s Darkside Tattoo on Wornall Road, wants to use his talents to help mastectomy patients after reconstructive surgery. “I became a tattoo artist because I wanted my art to matter,” he says. “I wanted to make the world a little bit brighter, I guess.”

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Royals-Tigers series makes for the start of a healthy rivalry

Three games in the Royals’ series against the Tigers were sellouts. The crowds, of course, are testament to the Royals’ resurgence. But this was about something else, too: the anticipation of a budding — and notably respectful — rivalry with the Tigers.

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With new goalkeeper in net, Sporting KC shuts out Chicago Fire 1-0

Replacing Luis Marin as goalkeeper, Tim Melia posted the first shutout of his MLS career Sunday, a much-needed clean sheet to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park. Paulo Nagamura was the only player to find the back of the net, when he redirected a 75th-minute crossing pass from defender Jalil Anibaba.


The Monday Poll: Baltimore, gay marriage and more

Hot topics abound this week. Protests and arrests of police officers in Baltimore; debates on gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court; and stories about Bishop Robert W. Finn and gas tax increases all are vying for the public’s attention. Put it all together, and we offer a Monday Poll potpourri.

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Los Lobos light up the neighborhood around Knuckleheads

Toward the end of Los Lobos’ performance at Knuckleheads on Saturday night, the stage was filled with musicians. The headliners had invited Making Movies, Kansas City’s best Latin rock band. In all, 11 musicians were onstage, indulging in an extended jam that bristled with percussion and flurries of electric guitar, saxophone and violin.

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The word ‘thug’ in Baltimore coverage ignites debate

The word “thug” is on many people’s lips after the recent unrest in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, both of whom are black, both used it to describe those causing mayhem in the city’s streets, but other voices find it problematic.


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