Vox Sessions: Neatly Knotted
Neatly Knotted performed "Warm Hands" in the Vox office
Ben Chlapek of Neatly Knotted performs in the Vox office on April 3, 2013.
Missouri Beer Festival
The Missouri Beer Festival was held on April 6. See the sights and hear music and brew masters discuss the festival.
A cross-country journey on historic Route 66
An MU photojournalism master's student recounts his trip from Rolla to Southern California through photos.
Stuart Palley decided to make his way home to Southern California via Route 66. Along the way, he took several photos and told the story of his journey through them.
Flux Bikes Performs at True/False
A band of brothers, Flux Bikes, makes music using bicycles.
A conversation with: Dan Sheehan
MU student shares how he masters comedy
Despite being a quiet individual, Dan Sheehan learned to command the stage and deliver entertainment. He is also the mastermind behind the @FakeBrotherJed Twitter account. Check out the YouTube video below and the Storify component at the bottom of the page.
The Guide: Scarves made simple
Vox's Guide to the perfect knot
(Web Exclusive) Avoid becoming a human icicle this winter by adding cozy neck adornments to the wardrobe. Stay warm, and look cooler than ever with these four scarf knots.
Against the Odds
From defying diagnoses to succeeding in the face of prejudice, from surviving refugee and war camps to winning the battle of the bulge, these people (and one dog) prove that the improbable is still possible. These stories show what determination, conviction and a bit of luck can accomplish.
An unconventional Nutcracker
The GreenHouse Theatre Project celebrates one year
The GreenHouse Theatre Project, which consists of two co-directors, Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and Emily Adams, is preparing for its third production. Since December 2011, GreenHouse has undertaken two productions, A Christmas Carol and Macbeth.
Made in Columbia: Another Half-Eaten Sandwich
Local artist Christine Cover creates interesting cards
Cover, a 24-year-old MU graduate student, wanted to stay involved with art while taking education classes. She was inspired by a blog to start a postcard-making business. Cover was trying to pick a moniker, so she scrolled through a text conversation thread until she saw the phrase, “Another Half-Eaten Sandwich.”
Remembering Sharp End Neighborhood
Columbia's forgotten black neighborhood rekindles conversations about urban renewal
Along Third Street, now Providence Road, a little shack called Uncle B’s Ice House provided ice for the whole neighborhood. Jenny Taylor’s Tavern and Grill served hot dogs, hamburgers, fish sandwiches and soda pop in glass bottles. Only the churches and the historic-but-empty J.W. “Blind” Boone Home remain as they were. In 1954, the city began a systematic destruction of Sharp End in the name of urban renewal.
Columbia hosts its first antique market
Andrea Jones finds stories and lessons in antique items
As a child, Jones helped her mother at antique shows and went to farm auctions with her grandparents. Jones, 63, now brings her eye for the aged and authentic to gather pieces for her own collection. Her finds include furniture, glassware, etchings and centuries-old toys.
What Are You Listening To, Columbia?
Reporter Emily McNutt hits the streets to ask Columbians what they're listening to
Based off of the popular YouTube video, “Hey You! What Song are you Listening to?” by Ty Cullen, Vox took to the streets, and wondered the same question. Cullen’s video has reached more than two million views on YouTube and spawned countless spin-offs in cities and college campuses across the world.
So Columbia, what song are you listening to?
Election 2012: A Vote For Vox
An at-a-glance look at Vox Magazine's election issue
(Web Exclusive) Want to be more informed about next week's election? Vox has got you covered on Boone County's third party candidates, how to throw an election-night party and which tunes have been favorites of presidential campaigns. Listen to editors make their case for why you should pick up the latest edition of Vox.
Columbia rebels with a cause
Three activists promote peace, pot and diversity
History is rife with examples of nonconformists who fought for political and social change. Three Columbians are trying to make local history by dedicating themselves to causes as diverse as their personalities.
Leandra Spangler makes art with ordinary objects
Local papermaking artist textures her creations with Legos, zippers and buttons
The silver mylar that lines potato chip bags, candy wrappers and the patterns inside security envelopes might be the perfect addition to Leandra Spangler’s latest collage. As an artist, she finds inspiration in the stuff most people throw away.
Make this: Artsy pumpkins without the mess
Four alteratives to carving your pumpkin for the Fall season
Pumpkin is the gourd we can’t get enough of, the squash we can’t quash. But carving is so been-there-done-that. Lace up your Martha Stewart apron because we’ve got some decorations to make. No knives or goo scrapers necessary.
Mid-Missouri's gun culture
A special look at people who love guns
(Web Exclusive) In this special package, Vox focuses on the people who love guns or have careers involving firearms. A different side of Columbia isn't represented here — those for stricter gun control laws.
Lauren Rundquist's jewelry is featured in local boutiques
A hobby becomes a business for a CoMo artist
Lauren Rundquist has been making jewelry ever since she started wishing her outfits had more sparkle. After repeatedly being asked by family, friends and strangers where they could find the pieces she wore, Rundquist started selling her creations by request.
Children's book binds generations
Family publishes The Gift of the Butterfly Box
As a divorced mother raising two children, Sue Ann Jackson scribbled down ideas and poems in her journal whenever she had time. The notes began forming an outline of The Gift of the Butterfly Box, a story about a little girl named Varia who’s born in the town of Safesame. Nearly three decades later, Jackson’s journal became an 82-page children’s book with oil, watercolor and pastel illustrations by four generations of women.
Video: Stephens College duo produces film in less than 24 hours
Filmmaking friends find fun in challenge
(Web Exclusive) For friends and filmmakers Meredith Jacob and Madeline Carl, making a film should be a fun adventure. This month, the two competed in a film competition together. The catch? They were tied down to a specific theme and had to include a silly line. To make it more of a challenge, they duo had only 24 hours to do it.