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March 27, 2014
A shoe addict. A Tonka-truck tycoon. A digger of dinos. An audio pack rat. A polka-dotted pig fanatic. And a Tolkien fan to rule them all. These collectors find happiness in the little things.
"Collecting provides a sense of order in a random world. It’s an identity to grasp onto, a calming sense of stability that represents who we are and where we come from."
You can box up your winter woolies: local fashion enthusiasts show you how to do spring fashion.
Funk, jazz and rock 'n' roll all find a place in this roots vocalist's repertoire. Her new album draws on flavors of the '50s, '60s and '70s as she channels Ray Charles and Etta James.
March 25, 2014
Web Exclusive) Not only is the plot lacking in depth, cleverness and humor, but the jokes are simply bad. The film couldn’t even hold the attention of the children sitting next to me.(
March 22, 2014
Web Exclusive) Gloria shows that getting older doesn’t mean losing your sense of adventure.(
Web Exclusive) Although it didn’t leave me weak at the knees, Divergent was downright entertaining, so much so that much of the audience robustly applauded the movie when it ended.(
March 20, 2014
Meet the man behind the bow tie.
Four decades after shooting baskets in Brewer Fieldhouse, Gary Link’s broadcasting color commentary from the Mizzou Arena press box to radio stations across Missouri and beyond.
Locals share the band that they would hate to see break up.
What can you make with a ball, some wool, silk and a pair of pantyhose? Columbia local Ruth Walker makes $300 hand-felted brim hats.
As a young boy, Gamal Castile discovered the world of ancient Greece inside the pages of Time-Life books. Then, an impulsive decision to be a Spartan warrior for Halloween in 2009 inspired him to collect ancient Greek armor.
This week Vox tells the story of Gamal Castile, a local man whose fascination with Greek warriors as a child led him to collect authentic armor akin to that of the classical world’s idealized soldiers. As a police officer, he now signifies a new age warrior.
The talented members of the MU Improv troupe are naturally funny, but still have to practice to make a joke out of everything.
Some of today’s local bands could be tomorrow’s superstars. Whatever level of fame these groups might reach, these latest releases have plenty of potential.
Some movie tunes exit the theater along with you after the credits roll. Now, two Columbia acts, indie sister trio Dubb Nubb and solo artist Lou Nevins, are trying to achieve earworm status on the soundtracks for upcoming films.
March 15, 2014
Web Exclusive) Non-Stop viewers will be switching their guesses of who the true villain is up until the last five minutes. Wait to see this on DVD so you can discuss with friends who you think is holding the plane hostage without angering movie theatre-goers with your whispers.(
Web Exclusive) Inspired by famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni, young Jiro determines to explore the sky as an aircraft engineer. The plot lines in Miyazaki's animated film, however, are too fragmental to support a strong, focused storyline.(
Web Exclusive) Franck (Pierre Delandonchamps) is out of work and spending the summer by the lake— a gay cruising spot where men of all ages lay naked on the shore, take dips in the lake and even sneak away into the bushes for some not-so-private intimacy. When Franck bears witness to a swift, moonlit murder, he finds himself in the middle of the investigation, which leads to him as the number one suspect.(
Web Exclusive) This isn’t award-winning material, but it does make for one hell of a fun Friday night.(