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April 17, 2014
"Life will test and try us in many ways. One thing we can control is the amount of love we pour into the world."
April 10, 2014
"It’s been five years since the magazine was redesigned, but the issue you just picked up (we knew you couldn’t resist the dazzling ’60s-era cover) reveals a revamped style with each twist and page turn."
April 03, 2014
In the current debate over the proposal to raise the minimum wage, Democrats cite a report that shows the increase would boost income for 16.5 million people, and Republicans refer to a study that claims it would cut 500,000 jobs. A compromise appears to be in the works, but the nuances of people’s real lives can get lost in the statistics.
March 27, 2014
"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."
March 20, 2014
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.
March 13, 2014
"In this week’s cover story, Elise Schmelzer unspools a compelling first-person narrative about grinding. Through observation and research, Elise dismantles the illusion of grinding as a sexually liberating dream world driven by cloudy inhibitions. She strips away the flashing lights and the cheap cologne to reflect grinding in its truest form: a simulation of sex, driven by a primitive instinct with complicated undertones. She reveals how a dance that represents sexual freedom is governed by unspoken rules."
March 06, 2014
"Vox explores the concern about a disconnect between American attitudes and science. Technology is just one example. Despite the two and a half billion people connected to the Internet and the need for more computer programmers, few schools introduce kids to computer science early on. Decades after Nintendo and the pixelated Mario Bros., adults and kids alike hold iPads projecting seamless images without giving a second thought to how it all works."
February 27, 2014
"The numbers show that David Wilson and Paul Sturtz’s True/False Film Fest is a growing force. But the figures don’t capture the intangible energy that infiltrates the city during the annual celebration of nonfiction film. Vox calls it the True/False state of mind."
February 20, 2014
This week, we take a peek into the real and virtual lives of Jillian Hutton, an MU student who coded and designed a role-playing website. Creative writing fuels conversations between swanky celebrity avatars who discuss fictitious scenarios.
February 13, 2014
"Angie shared her story in order to help others going through the internal conflict she overcomes every day. Despite addiction’s complexity, the outstretched hand of someone who’s survived it might be the best therapy. This was the case for Angie. She opened up to those around her. She got to live long enough to find out what it actually means to love."
February 06, 2014
"Perhaps our snowed-in readers aren’t thinking of getting out on the town for the best warm-weather events quite yet. I can relate. Whenever you’re ready, take on our guide to local concerts, plays, festivals, sporting events and more."
January 30, 2014
"According to Rally Labs LLC, a company that makes hangover medicine, Missourians have some of the worst hangovers in the nation. When you wake up dry-mouthed, wondering why you ate street meat the night before, let Vox cure what ails you."
January 23, 2014
"In an appearance-obsessed culture, one in which many of us experience a bout of self-loathing every morning as we look in the mirror, Madelyn inspired me to think bigger."
January 16, 2014
This week marks my first as Editor of Vox, and to start the year, the magazine features a photo essay about the understood connection between human and canine.The images capture an unconditional bond, an agreement to love, even when someone shreds toilet paper and spreads it all over the carpet.
December 19, 2013
In 2013, we published amazing stories and expanded the brand into new territory. This whole issue is a retrospective of a year lived worldwide. But before we get to all that, I want to reflect on a year in the life of Vox.
December 12, 2013
"I was at Ernie’s Cafe a couple days ago when our waiter felt inclined to comment on the balls of butter perched atop my friend’s and my short stacks. I was taken aback by how much I enjoyed this impromptu Tuesday morning exchange with a total stranger."
December 05, 2013
"These secrets are the sort you would share on social media if you came across them, so that’s just what the reporters did. This is the unexpected side of CoMo, and now you can brush up on the local lore."
November 28, 2013
In this issue you won’t find a single story, save for this small column, about Thanksgiving. We wanted to give you something to read that isn’t filled with pictures of basted and browned birds.
November 21, 2013
"Football carries a heavy load in small-town America. Losses can bring tension and heartbreak to the whole town."
November 14, 2013
"I have been to Branson several times since my original visit, and I think the true spirit of the city prevails in the documentary We Always Lie to Strangers."