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May 23, 2013
The Confucius Institute is helping four students learn Mandarin. The immersive program begins at MU and then allows the students an opportunity to study at Shanghai Normal University during the summer before returning to start the second-level of the program. The goal is to pass the Chinese Proficiency Test and be able to teach others.
Amanda Knox's study abroad roommate, Meredith Kercher, was murdered on Nov. 1, 2007. Knox was arrested and convicted of murder in 2009. Her conviction was overturned, but the story seems far from over.
A legal thriller by John Grisham and a love story by best-selling author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, are two options to start off summer reading.
Dan Ware teaches social studies and geography at Rock Bridge High School, but he fills up his free time with his extensive travels to other states and countries.
He used to get in trouble in school for doodling, but Jim Strozier has turned that pastime into his passion. He has even begun creating music videos and album artwork for a hard rock band.
It's easy to take a tour of where the wild things are even in Missouri. These two zoos offer Midwesterners the chance to see exotic wildlife.
In our feature this week, Rachel English, a photojournalism student at the University of Missouri, reveals through images the deep bond between zookeeper and animal.
The unsuspecting wine connoisseur who walks into Top Ten Wines on a Wednesday might be surprised to find more than fine cabernets and merlots. On these nights, pingpong is on the menu.
In dating, it’s over when one partner says, “Let’s take a break.” Sure, the recipient of the phrase might remain optimistic, but realistically, the relationship is over. The idea doesn’t work in musical groups, however — at least for one band.
From the time they produced their first song "The Fire," The Box Elders have experienced setbacks but are now back on track playing shows and making new music.
The low, smooth ambles of acoustic guitar are met by simple percussion and the versatile baritone of Matt Beringer, suave as ever. The National’s latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, is a continuation of the dark, Smiths-esque aesthetic the band is known for, but it is also a confessional lyricism fortified with frank poetics, percussive piano and humor.
May 19, 2013
Web Exclusive) Franchise fans might be outraged at the plot, which draws from previous Star Trek films, but audiences in general will enjoy the adventures of the Enterprise crew and the villainous Khan.(
May 16, 2013
Web Exclusive) I-70 west spits a mash-up of gravel and slush on the girl’s windshield as the car falls into place on the highway, nestled between a tailgating red pickup truck and a Walmart semi.(
If a Missouri man makes $100,000, a woman typically makes $78,000 for the same position. Julie Drury wants to change that gender gap starting with college-aged women.
We look at a new Mexican restaurant, art and The Schwag.
Dan Brown's latest novel follows the adventures of Robert Langdon once again.
Hartley Wright writes 10-minute plays, among other things, which are performed by student-run groups in Missouri and Wisconsin. He tends to write plays about tragedy and brokenness people experience in their lives.
A Las Vegas native, Karen Mareck Grundy received unique dance training and grew up on the stage. Her latest project includes choreography for a production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which the Missouri Contemporary Ballet will perform in South Korea this summer.