• Umbria Sign
    Review: Umbria Italian
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    Nail polish could detect date rape drugs
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    Review: Jamba Juice is healthy and tasty
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    Peace on earth: Environmental group Terra Nova seeks to live cleanly
  • Although their modding ethics are very different, gamers Dani La Mar and James Kubitz have both used mods to change role-playing games. Lar Mar prefers to alter multiplayer games rather than single-player ones, but Kubitz worries mods can give one player an unfair advantage.
    ‘Modding’ allows gamers to craft their fantasy worlds
  • Photo by Shannon Elliott.
    A Conversation with Rebecca Allen

Events

Donate Blood for National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
September 2, 2014 12:00 am

TYPE: Blood Drive
MINIMUM AGE: All ages
COST: Free
LOCATION: American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
CONTACT: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

Creating A Peaceful World
September 3, 2014 7:30 pm

“The Boys in the Boat” discussion
September 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Tomato Festival
September 4, 2014 4:00 pm

Jane Mudd Show Reception & Creativity Speaks
September 4, 2014 6:00 pm

News & Insight

Photo courtesy of trbimg.com

5 Things You Didn’t Know About South Dakota

Keep these facts in mind for trivia night

Umbria Sign

Review: Umbria Italian

New italian restaurant makes place in Columbia's food scene

Nail polish could detect date rape drugs

Could this nail polish help put an end to date rape?

‘Modding’ allows gamers to craft their fantasy worlds

Gamers personalize their experience by creating their own characters for popular games such as Skyrim.

Editor’s Letter: Creating your place in the world

Becoming actively involved in the world, in life, in everything, is a goal worth achieving no matter what version of reality we’re living in

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Food & Drink

Photo Aug 28, 3 25 46 PM

Review: Jamba Juice is healthy and tasty

Columbia's new smoothie joint is the best of both worlds

Photo courtesy of Flickr, Smabs Sputzer

SECraft Beer Festival comes to Logboat Brewing Co. Aug. 23

Learn how your favorite SECraft beers compare to Columbia's craft favorites.

Drink This: Swedish Delight

Gunter Hans’ new cocktail has foreign flavor with a memorable taste

Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant serves up Columbia history

The restaurant off Business Loop 70 is 86 years old and still going strong.

Read this: Shadows in the Vineyard

Maximillian Potter uncorks a tale of red wine and dark deeds

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Music

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Shape-note singing remains alive in Columbia

The colonial singing tradition uses geometric shapes to help new singers figure out what notes to sing more quickly.

Matt Gerding, and his business partner, Scott Leslie, on the Majestic's marquee. Just like The Blue Note, the venue used to be a vaudeville theater. Photo courtesy of Matt Gerding.

New Blue Note owner is a CoMo native

Richard King owned The Blue Note for 34 years. Now he's passed the baton to Matt Gerding, who plans to carry on the legacy.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ history in song

Missouri band has been conveying life through music for more than four decades

“Provoked,” not provoking

Sunny Sweeney's latest album makes for pleasant but unspectacular country listening.

Hams in harmony

Barbershop quartet The Boone County Hams carries tunes and traditions

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Movie Reviews

Courtesy of IMDb

The Giver

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Courtesy of Sundance Film Fest

Boyhood

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Eat This

The Velvet Cupcake’s hummingbird flavor mixes pineapple, pecan and cinnamon in a gluten-free concoction. Photo by KYLEE GREGG

Eat This: The Velvet Cupcake’s Gluten-free Cupcakes

The confectionery shop in the Tiger Hotel now bakes its unusual recipes with gluten-free flour

Salcheto Winery, located in Montepulciano, Italy makes their Rosato with only grapes, eliminating extra sulfates and other additives.

From roses to reds

An exploration of wine

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