April 4, 2011
Taylor Combs is a columnist for the Missourian. Her major is in magazine journalism; her minor is in women’s and gender studies.
This image, sent as a promotional e-mail to J. Crew customers, shows company president and creative director Jenna Lyons and her 5-year-old son, Beckett. Pundits have criticized the ad because Beckett is wearing pink toenail polish.
April 3, 2011
Mike Barnett catches his breath while sparing on Jan. 27 at Hulett House Gym in Columbia. "I wish I knew why the guys aren't showing up, but I guess I can take that as a compliment," Barnett said, about the failure of his competitors to show up for matches.
April 2, 2011
Festivalgoers mingle outside Thespian Hall during an intermission from the evening of performances at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday night in Boonville. The evening of performances concluded the two-day music festival
Rhonda Rucker gestures while telling a story in between songs during the evening of performances at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday at Thespian Hall in Boonville. The group Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, of Knoxville, Tenn., perform with a variety of instruments including, banjo, spoons, harmonica and bones.
A Japanese woman sits near a fence Saturday beneath a car hanging on a fence, part of the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the area in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture in Japan. Many residents hope officials will soon turn their attention to providing housing and other needs instead of being distracted by problems at nuclear power plants.
Lewis Weiner speaks with a patient at his office in Providence, R.I., in mid-March. Weiner limits his practice to patients who pay an annual fee of $1,500, whether they needs his services or not. Instead of juggling 2,000 or more patients, these doctors can concentrate on a few hundred, stressing prevention and acting as advocates with specialists and hospitals. "I get to know the individual," he said. "I see their color. I see their moods. I pick up changes in their lives, new stressors that I would not have found as easily before. It's been a very positive shift."
Expert and beginner musicians perform during the Old-Time Jam workshop Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church during the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville. Over 20 musicians played in the workshop, where participants were invited to play in a jam session with festival performers.
A group of fiddle players called the Possum Holler Fiddlers perform traditional fiddle music for a crowd on Saturday during a fiddle workshop in the Christ Episcopal Church for the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonvillle. The festival featured a variety of workshops and jam sessions from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
David Lindsey demonstrates to Cheryl New and Diane Crouch how to embellish a tune‚ a style of playing‚ on a hammered dulcimer at the First Presbyterian Church during a workshop for the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday in Boonvillle. New, of Springfield, Mo., said she became interested in the hammered dulcimer when she and her husband would go to the Silver Dollar City theme park to watch a hammered dulcimer performer.
Phyllis Dale leans back in her seat and smiles at the crowd while playing the piano at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Friday night in Boonville. At the end of her set, Dale recounted a sentimental memory of a previous time in Boonville when a fan asked her for her autograph.
The Rain Dogs, from Kansas City, perform their string band and classic blues music at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Booneville. The Rain Dogs closed out the first evening of music, following four other acts.
More than 200 people packed Thespian Hall in Boonville to watching the Rain Dogs perform during the 20th annual 2011 Big Muddy Folk Festival on Friday night. Thespian Hall is a pre-Civil War opera house where the festival brings in acts to pay tribute to the past and celebrate the coming times.
Christine Harbin is a policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute and a guest columnist for the Missourian.
April 1, 2011
Jack Greer, a student at Frontier Middle School in O'Fallon, shows his answer for a question in the final round of the 2011 Missouri Geographic Bee on Friday at Memorial Union. Greer was one of 100 students who qualified to compete in the statewide competition.
John Gallagher, a student at Little Flower Catholic School in Richmond Heights, looks up at his parents, Kathy and Tim Gallagher, before the start of the final round of the 2011 Missouri Geographic Bee on Friday at Memorial Union. To prepare for the competition, Gallagher said he studied maps and played online games.
Pieces of scrap pulled pork sit out as cooks prepare the food for the Big Muddy Barbecue outside of Turner Hall before the events for the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival begin Friday in Boonville. Besides pulled pork, the Big Muddy Barbecue featured ribs, chicken and bratwurst.
Shannon Stone, an employee in marketing and communications at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, tries to paint like Claude Monet with the use of a interactive touchscreen display during a media preview of Monet's "Water Lilies" exhibit Friday in Kansas City. For the first time in 30 years, the three-panel work of the Impressionist artist will be on display at the museum and will run from April 9 through Aug. 7.
Julian Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, talks about Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" exhibit during a media preview Friday in Kansas City. For the first time in 30 years, the three-panel work of the Impressionist artist will be on display at the museum and will run from April 9 through Aug. 7.
Timothy Tyler sings "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" by Boyz II Men, as he stands with Stacey Webb, sister of Cara' J. Davenport, during a memorial for Davenport at the site on Greer Avenue in Hillsdale where she was fatally shot 11 years ago. Family members and St. Louis County police detectives attended the annual memorial for Davenport, whose murder remains unsolved.