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(Web Exclusive) Abendland undertakes a long survey of Europe by night in terms of its many different facets. Some things can be seen more clearly at night, and Abendland strives to portray Europe's true identity.
Many local high schools have started using fight songs to unite the student body and get their blood pumping at sports games and pep rallies. Find out about the plans at Muriel Battle High School to compose an original fight song.
Aside from possibly becoming the official Missouri state exercise, jumping jacks have permeated popular culture in more ways than one. Find out five ways in which it has done so
Some worry that physical books will become extinct as more and more readers turn to tablets and e-readers to fulfill their literary needs. But the aroma of ink-filled pages waiting to be touched by human fingers lingers in the air at the Peace Nook, an eccentric fair trade store on East Broadway where staff members maintain a collection of 4,000 distinct titles.
(Web Exclusive) While reading the Prologue to Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a million questions come to mind. The writing is crisp and precise, but perhaps most striking is the third person narrator who lacks an identity but seems to know everything about each individual. How did Katherine Boo, a blonde, American journalist, learn so much about each person in this Mumbai slum community and how does she get so many perspectives on each event?
This Columbia Business Times’ 20 Under 40 honoree moved to Columbia in 1997. Since then, she has found her way into many local organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, Columbia Sunrise Southwest Missouri Rotary, Women's Network and the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Affiliate.
Polina Malikin, the new art curator of the Ragtag Community Gallery, organized a show of documentary photographs to coincide with the True/False film fest. Malikin has worked as a filmmaker in the past, so working with art and film at Ragtag was a natural fit.
Chuck Kubba's mobiles will be on display downtown for the month of March. Although he normally works alone, sometimes he lets his 7-year-old daughter Lilly help.
David Wilson wants you to know there will be no premieres at True/False Film Fest this year. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Even if it does happen, it doesn’t.
Things you can do to nurse your documentary hangover until the next True/False
Being a True/False rookie can be intimidating, especially if you’re planning on running between screenings in shoes without arch support. These hints will help newbies make sure they walk in with their Kleenex and out with their dignity.
In its ninth year, the True/False Film Fest returns to CoMo as the Olympics of the documentary world. Cinephiles flock from across the globe to experience one of the most energetic, creative and rewarding weekends in this college town. This is Vox's comprehensive guide to your best True/False yet.
Concentrating on a documentary is even more difficult when a grumbling tummy overpowers the dialogue. These vendors, offering grub-on-the-go in locations close to True/False theaters, give a whole new meaning to "food for thought."
Find 10 of the T/F fest's finest in Columbia.
The true/False Film Fest hardly evokes the same red carpet attention as Cannes and Sundance. Going to a big-name film festival is hard work. Outfits are photographed, criticized from hat to shoe and posted online for everyone to judge. Thankfully, throughout the years True/False film goers, whether locals or out-of-towners, have proven that they have their own fashion sense — comfy chic.
What constitutes a True/False veteran? Four distinctly different voices come together to discuss their True/False experiences throughout the past nine years.
Increasing ticket sales? Check. Prestigious films and award-winning filmmakers? Too easy. Crowds of documentary junkies hanging out? Of course. Small-town vibe? Duh. Here’s what we want for True/False 2013.
Some thoughts on the war documentarian who died during filming in Libya last April.
(Web Exclusive) Live music, singing, dancing, bottles of liquor, cigarettes and a good time. That’s the best way to describe the scene in the lobby of the Regency Hotel after a day at the True/False Film Fest. Although the Regency has closed and The Broadway, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is going in its place, the memories and stories from the Regency live on.
(Web Exclusive) Oscar the Grouch would have a field day with all the garbage that accumulated at last year's True/False Film Fest. Hopefully, this weekend's waste—whether it's in the form of umbrellas, coffee cups or umbrellas—won't match those levels.
Check Vox all weekend for all your True/False needs.
This isn't your average sports bar. With a current list of 85 recipes that is constantly growing and a contemporary interior aesthetic, there's nothing typical about Columbia's new bar.
In the mood for some comfort food? Coley's pepper jack mac and cheese will hit the spot.
Brody and his buddy and trainer, Jeff Watson, make an appearance at the Missouri Deer Classic. This 1,500-pound Kodiak grizzly bear is the biggest diva you'll ever see.
The last installment in the Mass Effect trilogy will be released on March 6. This game won the award for the Most Anticipated Game in the 2011 Video Game Awards and it will soon be the first console game to be sent into space.
Chiddy Bang returned with a 14-track album, and Bruce Springsteen hits us with his 17th album.
(Web Exclusive) Russell Malone isn’t a baseball player, but he is about to make a Triple Play in Columbia. The Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist will be playing with the MU Concert Jazz Band, hosting a master guitar class at The Bridge and speaking at the Columbia Public Library.
(Web Exclusive) With True/False Film Fest this weel, Vox music editors take a look at some of the great songs in film history. Watch out, these songs might lead to a movie marathon.
Midwest by Southwest brings a collection of bands right to Columbia’s backyard. The tour features four bands that will perform in one of the nation’s largest music festivals, SXSW, on March 13.