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Reel Progress

Founded in 2008 by Stephens College, the Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates and showcases female filmmakers, screening their narrative, short and documentary films and hosting panel discussions. But the fest goes far beyond that, hosting…

Refined Tastes

Melodies plucked from his guitar inspire Jeff Guinn’s expressive tasting menus. For the executive chef of restaurant 11Eleven in The Broadway hotel, tasting menus — small portions of several dishes, often presented with complementary wine…

First Impressions

If you had to describe Columbia in just one word, which would you choose? Lively? Diversified? Eclectic? Midwestern? These are the adjectives some Columbia newcomers choose when describing their first impressions of the area. Each became…

How To Avoid An Expensive Bargain

You don’t have to be a home improvement expert to look at Leon and Jodi Johnson’s bathroom floor and see the Johnsons are victims of inexcusable incompetence. The tile floor looks horrible with discolored, cracking grout and misaligned…

Memories of Mizzou

There’s not much about the 1890 version of football that today’s players would recognize and no doubt they're glad that leather helmets and moleskin uniform pants are passé. But one thing hasn’t changed. Since it began, Mizzou’s football…

Goal To Go

A staggered line of men walks toward Rock Bridge High School’s football field from the adjacent parking lot carrying helmets, shoulder pads and other gear. It’s around 5:30 on an uncharacteristically moderate Thursday evening in late July.…

Fixing Columbia’s Schools

When it comes to the Columbia School District, I only know what I read in the press. By the summer I arrived here from California eight years ago my twin daughters had just graduated college. All those years of shepherding the girls through…

Return From Reality

Qristyl Frazier wants to know, “What’s your ‘Plus Sexy’?” A rainy late-summer evening found the St. Louis native and Stephens College alumna meeting, greeting and “photo-opping” with adoring fans outside Windsor Auditorium on the Stephens…