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Big Muddy Folk Festival

The world is so noisy ... music has been wounded by Steve Jobs’ technology ... the main role of the artist is to serve the song, as opposed to him or herself.” — Musician and actor Wil Oldham There is something sincere, in this ironic…

Book A Date

Columbia book lovers have reason to rejoice this month: The Unbound Book Festival is back for its second year, filled with spirited panel discussions, one-on-one author “conversations,” storytelling and readings. The highly interactive…

Big Bucks for Columbia

Photo by L.G. Patterson “I don’t believe you.” The legislator glared over his bifocals as I testified. “I can prove it,” I answered, unfazed. “For every dollar you put in our budget, we’ll generate $60 for Missouri’s economy.” The…

Delta Thrash

Photo courtesy of mollygenemusic.com. March is Women’s Month here in the United States. This is funny because it is just one month out of 12 when not only does this noble gender outnumber their male counterparts, they also, judging by…

Rewind

Even though the True/False Film Fest is as annual event, now in its 14th year, the documentary film showcase is anything but repetitive. “Every year, we have an entirely new crop of films, and there’s a complete turnover in the filmmaker…

Inspired By Nature

photos courtesy of Faith Bemiss Of Sedalia Democrat On the last beautiful day of fall, just off Rocheport's main street, a blanket of muted red maple leaves intermingle with vibrant yellow ginko leaves, padding a trail straight to the…

Body & Soul

Oscar Micheaux was an African-American filmmaker and entrepreneur, who produced and directed more than 40 films from 1919 to 1948. Micheaux's movies were known as "race" films — made by black filmmakers, with an all-black cast for black…

Dancing Through Life

Columbia’s long history has many unique and long-standing traditions, but would you believe ballroom dancing is one of them? In the fall of 1936, three University of Missouri faculty wives (Novella Calvin, Margery McKinney…

Mattie Hon

Like a lot of other 12-year-old girls, Mattie Hon was a daydreamer and always looked forward to her family’s vacations at their cottage on Tybee Island, just off the coast of Savannah, Ga. Their little beach house had once belonged to a sea…

“Middle Grounds”

When I first arrived at MU in 1975, Columbia didn’t even have cable TV. But, the History Department offered “Epic America,” a pair of courses on Native American culture in a kind of primitive virtual classroom — just a black and…

United We Stand

The 24th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration will take place at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8:45 a.m. This year’s theme is “Building an Inclusive Columbia.” The keynote speaker is Naomi Tutu, the…

Pitch Perfect

A lilting little song penetrates the intense hush of the hospital’s NICU where the sickest babies are cared for. “Hel-lo, Lena, hel-lo,” sings Emily Herzog, the full-time board-certified music therapist at the University of Missouri’s…

To Have & To Draw

Unless you live under a rock, you know that coloring books for adults are a “thing.” But did you know this latest craze has made its way down the aisle? Pinterest is abuzz with inventive ways to incorporate this trend into wedding…

An Intimate Portrait

photo courtesy of  “THE AMERICAN ARTIST: THE LIFE & TIMES OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM” On Saturday, Dec. 3, Columbia will be the site of a special lecture and screening of a new biopic docudrama,“The American Artist: The Life & Times…

Hidden Treasure

photos courtesy of  Citizen Jane When it comes to film festivals, True/False isn’t the only ticket in town. Columbia’s also home to Citizen Jane, celebrating female filmmakers for its ninth year this Nov. 3-6. Barbie Banks,…

Right Under Your Nose

"I’ve never been to that museum on campus.” “Which one?” “That one with the famous paintings.” I knew the one my daughter meant, and I offered an excuse: “The man who lives at the base of the mountain is the last to climb it.” It’s…

Reviews In A Flash

“Ghostbusters” (Columbia Pictures, Sony) The saying, “everything old can be made new again,” is alive in Hollywood more than anywhere else, it seems. There, it’s more of a mantra. Remakes and reboots every year keep the stories we love…

The Art of Lupus Garrett

“History, Louis XIV, photography, Picasso, African-American quilts, French furniture, Frank Gehry, standard poodles, the Missouri River, Bjork, Cajun music, rock walls, farmhouses, Victorian furniture, modernism, abstract expressionism,…

Down the Garden Path

L.G. PATTERSON It’s high summer and life is beautiful — especially in a 5-acre paradise just off West Broadway. For the past 40 years, Columbians have found respite in Shelter Gardens, a botanical oasis nurtured by its corporate owner in…