Kickin’ It In CoMo

Long before anyone ever bent it like Beckham, early versions of soccer emerged in ancient China, Japan, Greece, Italy and Persia. A Chinese text from approximately 50 B.C., now safely stored at the Munich Ethnological Museum in Germany,…

Our Big Fat Greek Food Story

The Mediterranean is half a world away and Greek mythology emerged centuries ago, but the savory cuisine of ancient Olympia is right around the corner. Homer’s Odyssey is not all that embodies the Greek spirit around the world; so does…

Rolling on the River

Linda LaFontaine didn’t expect to see Dobermans swimming in the Missouri River, and she certainly didn’t expect them to attack her paddles as she kayaked through the dark water. But there they were, maneuvering through the current like sea…

Greek Salad Recipe

Several of you have asked for a recipe to make a Greek salad like the one that appears on the July cover of Inside Columbia. Here you go! Greek Salad 4 servings Salad 1 Large Cucumber, seeded and cut into ½ inch…

CoMo Date Night Ideas

Ah, May. It’s that time of the year when everything is abloom, the evening breezes are gentle, and the constellations twinkle overhead in the night sky. Combine this lovely season with the most romantic things to do in Columbia, and you’ve…

A Drive Away

Just A Hop, Skip & A Jump Away Rejuvenation, adventure and fun are just around the corner for day-tripping Columbians this year. All of these six destinations are within three hours of Columbia, with offerings as varied as characters…

Expert Advice: Traveling

Five Columbia Residents Recall Their Worst Travel Dilemmas And Experts Weigh In With Advice By Jessica Perkins and Krystin Arneson Illustrations By Jill Hamilton Bumps in the road are part of any journey. In fact, they often teach…

Cancer Crusader

Twelve-year-old Cameron McGeorge swings an empty milk jug in his left hand, explaining that he’ll use it to make an African mask in his social studies class the next day. His face is animated as he talks about forming an elephant trunk from…

Sweet On Cupcakes

The latest food fight to hit the country is a battle of petite pastries. Fans of demi desserts are enjoying the spoils of the “cupcake war” from coast to coast. Sprinkles, a bakery in Beverly Hills, claims to be the world’s first…

How The Other Half Eats

Inside Columbia’s John Littell Recalls His First Bite Of Extravagance I grew up in one of the richest towns in America. Unfortunately, we were the poorest family there. But there were certain advantages, my father insisted, especially…