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Bears claw their way to Missouri and the screen

The Missouri Department of Conservation scientists get to track bears everyday. Thanks to Disneynature's new Earth Day movie, Bears>/em>, everyone can follow the story of two bear cubs as they roam the wilderness.

THE SCENE ARCHIVES

Breaking ground on Fulton’s first mountain bike path

Unlikely to tread lightly — The Prison Break bike race

Although Columbia residents have access to a fair number of trails close by, Sarah Ashman of Walt’s Bike Shop thinks the new trail will be a welcome addition to the local mountain biking scene. “I think the more trail access the better,” Ashman says. “I think if something is really close to where you are, you’re a lot more likely to use it.”

Eat This: House of Chow’s Pork Belly Gua Bao Mini Sliders

House of Chow's Pork Belly Gua Bao Mini Slider features crushed peanuts, pickled mustard greens and braised pork belly under a cilantro garnish.

Columbia's new boutique hotel shines

Gourmet food and custom art make The Broadway more than a place to crash

The boutique hotel, which held its grand opening on April 3, is home to the work of eight Missouri artists who created art to specifically reflect Columbia. Murals, canvases and sculptures come together to quite literally paint a picture of the community.

Drink This: The Roof's Brazilian Bee

Get buzzed with this refreshing beverage from The Roof.

Welcome spring with this spring offering from The Roof. Bee excited, bee very excited.

Movie review: Transcendence

Johnny Depp finally plays an actual person (sort of) in Wally Pfister’s ambitious directorial debut

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Movie review: Under the Skin

This Jonathan Glazer film might be a bit...experimental, but it's worth a watch.

(Web Exclusive) Under the Skin is a study in humanity. It begs the question "what makes us who we are?" without ever actually asking.

Bears claw their way back to Missouri and the big screen

Disneynature's new movie comes just in time for the resurgence of bears in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation scientists get to track bears everyday. Thanks to Disneynature's new Earth Day movie, Bears, everyone can follow the story of two bear cubs as they roam the wilderness.

Movie Review: Le Week-­End

Love is lost and found on a weekend getaway to Paris

(Web Exclusive) Overall, the temperature of the film resembles lukewarm bath water, which adds a rather somber, sometimes unsatisfactory, mood to the film.

Movie review: Draft Day

If you’re not a die-hard football fan, Draft Day is a little underwhelming

(Web Exclusive) A heaping helping of draft-day drama with the added excitement of a secret relationship and family issues on the side. However, the execution makes Draft Day a win for football fans and a disappointment for movie buffs.

Party like the characters of Mad Men

Ring in the TV show's seventh season with a swingin' soiree

Use our guide to throw your own '60s shindig for the final season premier of Mad Men, no LSD required.

Movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Another brilliant caper from Wes Anderson

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Movie review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A serious take on the Marvel hero

(Web Exclusive) A fleet-footed and unusually thoughtful entry into the Marvel Comic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier manages to remain both gritty action flick and frothy entertainment.

Movie review: Veronica Mars

This film adaption of the once-popular mystery TV show gives diehard fans the quench they needed after years of waiting.

(Web Exclusive) To casual viewers, it’s a fun film and a great introduction to the characters. For Marshmallows, it’s a reason to rejoice.

Eat This: Ahi Tuna Tapa

Sophia's adds savory tuna tapa to the menu

Sophia's is known for its artful dishes, and has added a new piece to the savory collection.

Boone Olive Oil Co. is the slickest new spot downtown

Ninth St. is becoming extra-virgin territory

Owner Murad Mohammad is bringing a specialty olive oil shop to downtown CoMo.

Movie review: Sabotage

Despite a powerful cast and cop-movie experience of director David Ayer, Sabotage’s confusing plot and cookie-cutter cliché characters ruins any chance the film may have had at decency.

(Web Exclusive) The worst part of the film is the character development. The rough-and-rogue agents have nothing to offer beneath an avalanche of macho-man clichés and f-bombs.

Movie review: Noah

A film that show it pays to be a vegetarian

(Web Exclusive) The film keeps you guessing, which is some measure of accomplishment for one of the most known stories ever.

Spring fashion to your satisfaction

Ditch your winter wardrobe for this season's trends

You can box up your winter woolies: local fashion enthusiasts show you how to do spring fashion.

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

A failed attempt to recapture the classic Muppets

(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.

Movie review: Gloria

A delightful portrait of middle-aged life

(Web Exclusive) Gloria shows that getting older doesn’t mean losing your sense of adventure.