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Apparently, my 13-year-old cousin has a thing for garage sales. This afternoon, he was rummaging through sale items at an unfamiliar house when an old Polaroid camera caught his eye. He handed over a dollar and took it home to show my uncle. Things got interesting when he opened the film cartridge and found a picture that looked to be decades old.Continue Reading →
Sick of Scrooge? Not feeling the Nutcracker? Grown weary of the Grinch? If the theatrical holiday staples are losing their hold on you, it’s time to find a new story. And the drama department at nearby Central Methodist University has just the thing.
Starting this Thursday and running through Sunday, CMU’s Continue Reading →
Once the Thanksgiving meal has found its way into our stomachs, most of us turn the conversation to football. But with the Rams and Chiefs inactive today, most Columbians don’t have a dog in any of the NFL fights. Allow Vox, then, to steer the conversation toward cats, Tigers specifically.
The Missouri football team will [...]Continue Reading →
It’s never quite Christmas time in Columbia until the Choral Union, MU University Singers and University Philharmonic get together for the annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Therefore, the 2011 Christmas season officially begins at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 17.Continue Reading →
Time travel’s the name of the game in book publishing this week with new releases from Lee Bermejo and Stephen King.Continue Reading →
“Buy local” has been a common mantra in the food scene for years now as restaurants and grocery stores have worked hard to support and promote products from local farmers. Now, Village Books and Columbia Books want Mid-Missourians to “read local.”
Thus the two booksellers are teaming up to bring the [...]Continue Reading →
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer was honored Oct. 6 with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. This isn’t a post about Transtromer. You see, I know nothing about the Swede or his work. And, like so many American writers, I only write about things I know.
At least that’s the take of books and [...]Continue Reading →
October 6, 2011 12:00 am by Dayne Logan
Most fourth-graders spend their Friday nights sleeping over at a friend’s house, watching movies or playing video games. This Friday, the fourth-graders from Ann Mehr’s art class at Lee Elementary School will be doing something slightly more mature. They’ll be at Artrageous Weekend to sign copies of a book written and photographed entirely by them.Continue Reading →
September 26, 2011 9:00 am by Dayne Logan
Autumn has long been a muse for artists, so it’s no surprise that the change of seasons has brought with it the return of the “Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions” art and literary reading series at Orr Street Studios.
The series gives visual artists an opportunity to discuss topics such as the creative process, inspiration [...]Continue Reading →
The Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine are giving away three pairs of tickets to this Saturday’s Taylor Swift concert at Arrowhead Stadium.Continue Reading →
Book publishers have politics on the brain this week, and, as a result, local bookstores will soon have three highly anticipated new releases on their shelves. Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men will take readers inside the Obama White House via interviews with staffers during the recent financial crisis, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will argue that everyday [...]Continue Reading →
Get Lost Bookshop’s Cold Reading Series will shine the spotlight on Columbia author Bridget Bufford — her writing will probably make a cameo, too — this Thursday. Bufford, who was recently featured in Vox, will read excerpts from her latest novel, which was published earlier this month.
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September 9, 2011 12:00 pm by Dayne Logan
Stephens College will salute the over-the-top nature of fashion by giving a nod to the big top in its upcoming exhibit. Dubbed the “Greatest Show on Earth: Fashion Circus,” the exhibit will run from Sept. 10 through Dec. 15.
The show will consist of five main attractions: The Grandstand, The Calliope, The Side [...]Continue Reading →
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery turns introspective for its latest exhibit. The show, which will run from Aug. 29 through Sept. 8, will feature the work of three new members of the MU Department of Art faculty.
New faculty member Joseph Pintz focuses his work on everyday objects that meet the physical and emotional [...]Continue Reading →
This week’s most anticipated book releases take readers back in time. First, Charles C. Mann discusses the biological aftermath of an inadvertent discovery by recounting the effects of Columbus’ discovery of the Americas on such things as animal habitats, agriculture and disease. Meanwhile, W.E.B. Griffin tells the little-known tale of the espionage war that was waged long after the German surrender in World War II.Continue Reading →
August 2011 has started with a bang in the book releases department. This week will bring a new love story from the author of The Notebook, an examination of the correlation between mental illness and history’s greatest leaders and the memoirs of a ceramacist who traces a number of family [...]Continue Reading →
Art lovers, rejoice. There’s a new kind of art gallery in town. Well, it’s not exactly “in town,” and some might argue it’s not a traditional “gallery.” Nevertheless, rejoicing is definitely appropriate.Continue Reading →
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