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Vox photographers gave us their favorite images from 2011
Most Christmas trees go in the chipper after the holidays have passed. But some have found new uses for the bygone pines. Providing shelter for people, fish and plants are just the beginning of all the purposes these trees can serve.
In the United States, the number of urgent care facilities is increasing by about 300 centers per year. Whether patients are choosing urgent care for the convenience or the cost, the trend has reached Columbia and is taking off. Read on to find out the benefits of these innovative clinics and why Columbians are going crazy for urgent care.
Vacation is a great time to enjoy a scenic view or exotic destination, but that does not mean your imagination is tuned out. These four novels can slow the speed of time and allow your imagination to run free as you relax in a beach chair or on a comfortable couch in the mountains.
The twelve days of Christmas will come and go, but this year, Scholastic is offering a new kind of countdown for children to look forward to. The 39 Clues Rapid Fire eBook event will challenge young bookworms to read and decode a week’s worth of daily short stories that supplement their best-selling series by the same name.
Sasha Schmid’s eyes follow the tennis ball as it bounces back and forth across the court. The smile on her face and ease with which she blends in with the players around her make it clear she’s happy to be there. Schmid, MU’s new tennis coach, replaced Blake Starkey, who coached at MU for 13 years.
What do refurbished hot rods and handmade headbands have in common? For artist Jessica Avery, there’s quite a bit. The crafty local artisan gives car upholstery castoffs second lives and transforms the scraps into a variety of feminine accessories.
Our staff has voted, and here are your winners for Vox’s 2011 content. Don’t worry if you missed a concert, film or restaurant opening. There will be more next year.
As those of you who have read my editor’s letter throughout this semester (Hi, Mom) might have learned, I tend to get emotional about unconventional things. My socks fitting correctly. My friends’ birthdays. Barbie dolls. I do, however, get emotional about normal things, too. One of those things is goodbyes.
Mystery, danger, lost treasure and international adventure await audiences this holiday season with the release of Steven Spielberg’s latest animated endeavor, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Based on the Belgian comic book series with the same name and shot in the same animation style as The Polar Express (2004), the new film opens on Dec. 23 and will feature the voices of a host of British stars.
(Web Exclusive) Check out these brand new albums to brighten your season: She + Him bring indie-pop to Christmas time, and Michael Bublé's velvety voice warms up the holidays.
(Web Exclusive) 2011 has been a noteworthy year for music. Five-star indie albums peppered the airwaves, and Grammy-worthy rap mixtapes dropped. It was hard to narrow down Vox’s hefty list of favorites to 10 songs. Let us know what songs you thought were the best of this past year.
For many musicians, platinum albums and chart-topping hit singles might not be a reality. But for these local acts, success isn’t all about the numbers. They keep their passion for music alive without making a living off it. These Columbia creatives are best known for their day jobs and careers outside of the artistic realm.