Art & Culture

Shelf Life: “Haywood Micaye”

Local student published first novel in January. Most authors you hear about nowadays have their…

Destinations: The Best of the Wurst

The cozy town of Hermann offers good eats and plenty to drink. I had at…

Shelf Life: A Mother’s Heart

Kate Bartel Kromann’s legacy lives on through Little Free Libraries. When Kate Bartel Kromann became…

Giving Back: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Brandy Schrag develops a love for cooking fresh food thanks to her Opportunity Garden. Feeding…

Artist Profile: Joe Marshall

Local craftsman celebrates Mid-Missouri’s wilderness with mid-century modern furniture. “When they need something unique made,…

Destinations: Discovering Historic St. Charles

Main Street offers a full-sensory winter experience. As the temperature plummets into the 30s, I…

Shelf Life: “The Catcher in the Rye” & Me

Finding inspiration from a beloved classic. “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger, is…

Down to a Fine Art

The Columbia Art League celebrates 60 years. In 1983, the Columbia Art League building on…

Shelf Life: Getting Lost in the Library

Every reader needs a good book. I don’t get lost in a good book very…

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…