Art & Culture

Curating Columbia’s Galleries

Local galleries choose artwork that embodies their particular aesthetic. Bluestem is a quintessential gallery: white…

Exploring Rocheport

The historic river town offers antique shopping, galleries, and more. The historic Missouri River town…

Shelf Life: The Magic Power of Friendship

Finding inspiration from an unlikely hero. “The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth” is the…

Summer Reads

Shelf Life: Sizzlin’ Books of Summer

Waste away an afternoon with these titles of mystery, romance, and intrigue. Here’s our top…

Meet Frances Herdlinger

Painting of young MU chemist now on exhibit. In 1927, a petite, lively redhead entered…

A Celebration of Intellect

An extrovert’s guide to the Unbound Book Festival. Every year I have a blast volunteering…

Things We Love: Mix & Measure

Add some pizazz to your cooking experience with these fun tools and gadgets. Clockwise from…

Shelf Life: The Disappearance of Coltrane

An excerpt from “The Bad Break.” The sun was rising as I drove home from…

Columbia’s Hidden Gem

The Montminy Gallery plans spring exhibits. Have you ever heard of the Montminy Gallery? Many…

Shelf Life: Embracing Option B

Building resilience in times of loss. “Option B” is a modern take on grief and…

Shopping Local Antique Malls

Winter offers stocked booths and empty aisles. We’re very fortunate to have three large and…

Citizen Jane Suggests: Faces Places

French film from last year’s fest makes its way to Ragtag. One of the stand…