From the monthly archives: May 2011

Healthy foods don’t normally come in a pie shape as exemplified by pizza, cake and well, pie.

But starting this Thursday, the USDA, the authority on all things healthy, will encourage you to eat as many slices as you want – as long as it’s from the “fruits” wedge.

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Before 2005’s Plans, Death Cab For Cutie mostly skated under the radar. But the wildly popular, Grammy-nominated Plans elevated the band’s status from indie to semi-mainstream; listeners couldn’t get enough and highly anticipated its next release.

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Vox’s top picks of new releases are two opposite ends of the movie genre spectrum: fast cars in Drive Angry and redemption and rebirth in Biutiful. Plus, anniversary editions offer a second chance to watch two must-see classics.

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It’s a week heavy on inspiration in the world of books. Quarterback Tim Tebow releases his inspirational memoirs, the late fashion icon Alexander McQueen muses about his muses, and Jon Gordon explains how those of us who aren’t professional athletes or fashion designers can find fulfillment in the drudgery of day-to-day life.

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It seems like just last week we were counting down the days until summer. (Oh wait, it was just last week.) But now that summer weather is here, Columbians are undoubtedly counting down the days until they can find relief from the heat and humidity.

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It seems like just last week we were counting down the days until summer. (Oh wait, it was just last week.) But now that summer weather is here, Columbians are undoubtedly counting down the days until they can find relief from the heat and humidity. Here’s when some of CoMo’s pools are set to open.

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Friday night, I went down to Joplin with Vox editor Zoey Larsen to help families find what was left of their homes. In a previous post, Zoey described what it was like to see such devastation for miles and miles. No number of photos can really show what the tornado did to the city and its people. The slideshow below is only a fraction of the devastation, but it gives an idea of what the city looks like a week after the tornado hit.

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From a Joplin volunteer

May 29, 2011 12:44 pm by

Friday night, another Vox editor, Caitie, and I traveled to Joplin to do what little we could to help out. We slept in the back of her SUV at a KOA campground. The following morning, we got up at 6 a.m. to drive into town to help clear debris.

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It’s a big weekend for movie releases, so Vox sent a few reporters out to get the scoop. From hangovers to hobos, here’s a guide to this weekend’s movie reviews.

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If you haven’t been celebrating official bike month, you have four days left to plan a two-wheeled party. May is also official Zombie Awareness month, and there is a growing movement on Facebook to make May official Star Wars month. Until this morning, the officials designating these official months were doing so unbeknownst to me.

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Start your salivating.

Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries is scheduled to open its second location in Columbia on June 25. There’s already one where you can get your burger on at 211 North Stadium. But according to Steven Hospetler, shift manager at that location, Five Guys will open its second doors later this summer in the Broadway Shops at at 2703 E. Broadway Bluffs Drive, where the Hollywood Video used to be. It had to push back its opening since February due to construction being behind schedule.

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Pedaler’s Jamboree 2011

May 26, 2011 6:41 pm by

If you’ve been around downtown, it’s hard to miss two passions Columbians participate in: biking and music. The Off Track Pit Crew, a small group of local self-proclaimed “instigators,” have developed a great way for residents to combine the two. This year’s third annual Pedaler’s Jamboree is a two-day weekend bicycle ride and music festival.

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Gardens and Villa, hailing from Santa Barbara, Calif., is starting its career at the perfect time; the band’s beachy, danceable sound positively exudes summertime.

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Summer: It’s officially here. This Memorial Day weekend, get a jump on all the food, festivals and fun that our favorite months have to offer by enjoying a few of the events on Columbia’s jam-packed, weekend calendar.

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UPDATE: Bleu announced tonight they raised $9,100 for the American Red Cross through their Comfort for Joplin fundraiser.

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Oprah’s last show

May 25, 2011 6:18 pm by

Whether Oprah’s voice filled your living room every weekday afternoon or you occasionally heard word of the numerous kind acts she did for her audience members, there’s no doubt that at some point she inspired you to do something great.

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The Daniel Boone Regional Library selected Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction title for the One Read program.

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Looking at photos from the destructive tornado that tore through Joplin yesterday shows how much work needs to be done. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, here are some ways you can contribute to the effort.

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Mr. Schuester’s vests, Sue’s red gym suits and Rachel’s grandma-inspired dresses and tights have all been cleaned, ironed and tucked away. That is, for a couple of months.

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One Mizzou for Joplin

May 24, 2011 7:38 pm by

MU and the Heart of Missouri United Way are partnering to raise relief funds. They’ll be selling T-shirts that say One State. One Spirit. One Mizzou for $14.95. Proceeds will support the United Way’s United for Joplin campaign.

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