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February 1, 2014

Lawmakers Leap Into Action

I sat down to consume my Booche Burger when a friend asked me a question. I'd heard the question before. “When you were driving all those back roads, did you ever hear banjo music?” Cute. But my response startled him. “All the…

On The Verge

Heavy gold bling, women in bikinis, cars that cost more than most Americans make in a year: all are iconic images in the world of American hip-hop. You won’t find these accoutrements in the lifestyle of Columbia rapper NicDanger.…

Truffle Versus Truffle

Truffles or truffles? There is a difference. Many people have no idea what a truffle is. Every time they hear truffle, they think of a chocolate truffle or of the truffle shape. Actually, truffles can be grouped into three categories.…

Finding Truth

 Have you ever watched a movie and been so affected by its characters that you wish you could reach through the screen and help them? One local charity, True Life Fund, does just this. Operating as a branch of Columbia’s annual True/False…

The Answer Is Chocolate

What Is Your Chocolate IQ? By Anita Neal Harrison Calling all chocoholics! You claim a love for chocolate, but how much do you really know about the indulgence? See if you are a true cacao connoisseur or an uninformed fan with this…

Warming Trend

In the summer, the hottest cocktails are piña coladas, daiquiris, margaritas and other fun frozen drinks. Wintertime, however, calls for warm beverages that are as tasty as they are toasty. These fired-up cocktails are getting a warm…

Mastering Modern American

It started as a dream and a market on Eighth Street for Travis Tucker and Tina Patel in 2008. Half a decade later, Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar has become one of Columbia’s largest culinary creators, serving comfort food with impeccable…