No Joke!

Stephens Susies were among the first to joke around; on April 1, 1913, a group of students played hooky and went swimming in Rollins Spring. When then-president James Madison Wood learned of their rebellious behavior, he packed a picnic…

Shooters With A Sweet Surprise

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I’ve been going out a lot more with my friends, and they all take shots along with their beers and fancy drinks. I want to join in, but they usually drink something horrible such as Goldschlägger or Sambuca or, even…

Makin’ Bacon

The pig is an amazing animal. From one part we get the lean loin yielding pork chops and tenderloin; from another we get the succulent pork shoulder. Then there is the belly, which gives us the most marvelous gift of all: bacon. Bacon is an…

Columbia Star Dinner Train

Columbians are dining their way through yesteryear upon the rails of the Columbia Star Dinner Train. The only establishment of its kind in Missouri, the train’s four royal blue 1938 passenger cars offer a culinary portal to the past; a…

Eats & Arts

Last year was a year of transformation for Columbia’s Wabash Station. For four hours every Sunday, June through October, the historic building became the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market, a small gathering of local…

Printing Pretty

In the mood to brighten up your walls this spring? These Missouri-themed prints will warm your heart and your home. Words On The Street Kristen Brown, owner of Hoot Design Co., has always been interested in the graphic nature of…

LUNAfest

Ladies, if last month’s True/False Film Fest left you wanting more, buy a ticket for LUNAfest, an evening of short films, by, for and about women at The Blue Note on April 22. The traveling festival highlights the work of nine female…

Reviews: March 2012

Reviews In A Flash >> MOVIES “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate) Wide Release: March 23 Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks Trailer: www.thehungergamesmovie.com Genre: sci-fi,…

Best of Columbia 2012

It’s the most anticipated announcement since football prodigy Dorial Green-Beckham donned a Mizzou hat. It’s this year’s Best of Columbia list and you made it happen, Columbia. It all started in November, when thousands of you made…

The Taste Of Ireland

Corned beef actually has nothing to do with corn. The English once used the word “corn” to describe anything that was small, hard and granular, in this case the size of the salt grains used to dry-cure corned beef. Although most corned beef…