A Conversation With: Jacklyn Marceau
One woman reflects on her life as an exotic dancer, professor and author
For Jacklyn Marceau, stripping at Club Vogue is just one extra role to tack onto her list of others: an English professor at Stephens College, mom, wife and author.
Missourians show off their Hunger Games survival skills
Shooting arrows, climbing trees, body painting and swimming are just a few of the skills that keep characters alive in the Games. We’ve rounded up four individuals from Columbia and St. Louis who represent real life characters from The Hunger Games.
A Conversation With: Cletus Koehler
Driver’s ed teacher knows about life riding shotgun
Cletus Koehler has been in the driver’s education business for more than four decades and he says little has changed except that no one needs a paper map anymore.
A Conversation With: Valerie Duever
Mid-Missouri woman explores the secret life of beekeeping
Honorary queen of the hive Valerie Duever has been a beekeeper for about 14 years. But because beekeeping is central in Valerie’s life, people might be surprised to learn she is allergic to bees.
Veterans: Veterans Day tales of war and homecoming
Three Vietnam veterans from Columbia share their stories
These are the stories of three Vietnam veterans and their return home from an unpopular war.
Student makes film stills into painted squares
Artist creates minimalist-inspired show
MU Master of Fine Arts student Eric Norby currently spends at least 20 hours per week in his studio at Bingham Commons. He is organizing paintings for his upcoming show in the MSA/GPC Craft Studio.
Women pull the trigger in a new shooting league
Self-defense and recreation increase female gun use
A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a national organization that started its Columbia chapter in July. The organization educates women about firearm use in a social atmosphere.
See This: John Batdorf at the Phoenix Programs
Batdorf performs from his new album Soundtrax 2 Recovery
John Batdorf and his musical partner Michael McLean are performing at Phoenix because the attendees are their target demographic: people struggling with their addictions, who are looking for an encouraging voice to help them through it.
Columbia Pinball League takes this classic game to another level
Pinball Wizards practice their skills at Gunther's Games
“We just want people to come out and hang out with us no matter what skill level they’re at, play some pinball, meet new people and have fun."
MU's Pure Irish club performs Celtic tunes
The ensemble includes Irish flute, tin whistle, Celtic harp and button accordion
Katie Alexander has arrived at Shannon Kelly’s Anthony Street apartment for practice with the Pure Irish club at MU. The other band members include Dominic Chambers on the fiddle, Nick Daugherty on the guitar, ukulele and harmonica, and John Taaffe on the banjo and guitar.
Volunteer rates are rising for the younger generation
Millennials bring energy and enthusiasm to volunteer work
It’s true that millennials don’t volunteer as much as other generations, according to national numbers, but local observations suggest a change among this age group in previous years.
Watch: CoMo's Nightlife Guide trailer
From hipster hangouts to swanky spots, Vox has got the scoop
So many places, so little time. Columbia's downtown scene offers something for everyone whether you're looking for a dry martini or the cheapest beer on tap. Watch for the guide, on stands Sept. 26.
Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ: Half marathon and 10K
Roots 'N' Blues 'N' Runnin'
(Web Exclusive) The community came out to support half marathon and 10K runners as part of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ weekend on Saturday, Sept. 21. After the race, massages, foods and beers soothed aching joints.
Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ: Blues in the Schools
Vox's visual recap of Saturday's Blues in the Schools event.
Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ photo recap: Friday
Vox's visual report of Friday
A photo recap of Friday's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival, the first night at Stephens Lake Park.
Stovetop Music produces hip-hop beats
The production company is celebrating its fifth anniversary
The Stovetop team grew together through trails and hardship. A reminder covered in knobs, buttons and switches sits in the studio to get them going.
Two actors bring 18 characters to life in Tuna Does Vegas
Vegas, baby! Let's go to Arrow Rock
The cast of the stage production Tuna Does Vegas is not your average lineup. There are only two men, but a combination of costume changes, voice alterations and personality adaptations help them create an entire town’s worth of characters.
Eat This: Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co.'s Chicken-Fried Biscuit
Food truck takes Southern fare to a new and mobile level
The crispy, salty and mouth-enveloping chicken biscuit certainly seems to be a little bit of everything off an Arkansas family dinner table, and Maness and fellow cook Patrick Wilson dish out Southern hospitality to match.
Inside Tracks with Kyle Cook
The co-owner of downtown's vinyl haven Hitt Records digs out a few of his favorite tunes
Grab your headphones. Vox has suggestions from one of the city's musical masterminds. When Kyle Cook isn't running Hitt Records, he's listening to these selections.
Bowfisher aims to educate about invasive fish species
The silver carp continues to populate Missouri waterways
When silver carp are startled by boat motors they can “leap from the water and injure boaters.” While it may be too late to stop the spread of the silver carp and other non-native Asian carp species in Missouri’s waterways, Guy Lanphere has another place where he’d like to introduce the fish: your plate.