From the monthly archives: June 2011

Columbia, YouTube

June 30, 2011 8:47 am by

Search “Columbia, Mo” in YouTube and you will find thousands of perspectives of what the city looks like. Here are some of the most interesting, most watched and most controversial clips:

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Oh, Bristol Palin. With her mother’s rumored campaign for the presidency, her family’s TLC reality show, her nationally recognized pregnancy and later abstinence advocacy and her stint on Dancing with the Stars, it’s hard to escape her presence in the media. Last week, she released her memoir, Not Afraid to Live, in which she discusses losing her virginity to then-boyfriend and former fiance Levi Johnston.

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Thievery Corporation might seem like just another trip-hop duo, but recently Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have decided to use their notoriety to champion issues like government greed and surveillance.

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Bring a different world to your living room with this slew of fantasy action films released this week.

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What do World War II, middle school, old age, the Dublin Murder Squad and the American Civil War all have in common? Two things, actually. They’re all subjects of books released this week, and, according to the various authors, they’re all things that can kill you.

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It’s a game that highlights head butting, a lot of kicking and running tirelessly, so it’s no wonder the world is holding its breath as the Women’s World Cup approaches yet again with 16 teams playing for the title of champion. Every four years, these athletes gather to showcase their skill as well as represent their home country on the international stage.

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Click This: TheBurningHouse.com

June 25, 2011 11:32 am by

TheBurningHouse.com is a new blog that explores this question. Simply, it asks, “If your house was burning, what would you take with you?” People from all over the world submit a collection of the practical, sentimental and valuable things they would take.

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Road trip like a pro

June 24, 2011 7:00 am by

If you get fidgety while en route to your vacation spot this summer, don’t leave home without taking Vox’s road trip entertainment advice.

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Take Your Dog To Work Playlist

June 23, 2011 11:00 am by

If you have a four-legged best friend and are anything like me, each morning can be filled with caffeine and guilt as you leave the furry pals for the office. Lucky for us animal-lovers, the 24th is national Take Your Dog To Work Day. But even if the big man or woman upstairs isn’t down for your leashed plus-one this Friday, these wild animal songs should help get you from the work day to the weekend.

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J.K. Rowling speaks

June 23, 2011 7:05 am by

The Internet is no longer exclusive to muggles. According to author J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter‘s wizarding world will soon enter the online world in a number of ways.

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On the Road on the iPad

June 23, 2011 12:00 am by

Beatniks rejoice.

T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” landed the top spot on the list of top-grossing apps for the iPad over the last couple of weeks, but an app for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is threatening to take the lead.

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Southwest is offering airline tickets that cost less than a tank of gas for the next 30 hours.

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Superman to fly again

June 22, 2011 2:40 pm by

This month, DC Comics announced that it will renumber its line of superhero comic books, starting with number one, according to a recent New York Times article.  Beginning in September, DC will start releasing number one issues from their superhero line, which includes iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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The 2011-2012 concert series performances are now up, and several big performances are scheduled to come.

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Opening this July, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen’s gumbo, andouille sausage and beignets will be served up at a new location on Stadium Boulevard.

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Recently, J.K. Rowling launched a website under the suggestive yet confounding URL pottermore.com. Accompanying the site is a YouTube video depicting a number of fidgety owls and a clock that counts down the days, hours and minutes until “J.K. Rowling’s announcement.” As of 6 a.m. Wednesday (Central Standard Time), 24 hours remain on the clock.

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Looking for something to do tonight? It’s worth six minutes of your time to see this mashup of 270 of the past year’s films. How many movies can you name?

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Game On: Week of 6/19

June 21, 2011 3:48 pm by

An old fan favorite makes its 3D debut this week, and gamers get ready to face their F.E.A.R.s.

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Natalie Walker releases Spark

June 21, 2011 12:15 pm by

On Spark, Walker continues to hone her vocal skills, but reaffirms that her songwriting is often lacking.

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True/False Film Fest 2012

June 21, 2011 10:50 am by

Start counting the days now. True/False has announced the dates for next year’s festival: March 1-4.

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