Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 12 speech to the University of Regensburg in Germany ignited a worldwide controversy. His quotation of a 14th century Christian Byzantine emperor has created cracks in the relationship between Islam and Christianity, two of the world’s largest religions.
Dear Reader: I’m writing to you before the first round of Fall Visioning Festivals, so I don’t know how many packs of hot dogs or gallons of soft drinks were consumed. Will people show up? We’ll see.
Creation and destruction define Joel Sager’s artwork and, to some extent, his life in recent years.
LONDON — For more than 20 years, author Doris Lessing has lived on a quiet block in North London, in a brick Hampstead house among a row of such homes, as straight and steady as a line of toy soldiers.
A donation is intended to help MU produce the next generation of art teachers.
John Foley, director of MU’s Center for Studies in Oral Tradition, acknowledges that listening to an epic South Slavic poem online isn’t for everyone.
Imagine a world where doctors could perform precise surgery without scarring or pain, destroy cancer cells like in the video game Space Invaders and where the terrifying whine of the dentist’s drill would be little more than a distant memory. According to MU engineers, that world is just around the corner.
On Wednesday morning, Osama Yanis was cutting cucumbers and parsley for the sandwiches he would serve later in the day at Coffee Zone, his restaurant on Ninth Street.
After years of crisis, Boone County is again financially healthy when it comes to its employee insurance fund.
Corvettes and Mustangs with candy-tossing riders made their way through downtown Columbia on Friday afternoon as Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools celebrated homecoming together.
The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of health care professionals, but help is on the way, according to a report from the UM System Health Care Task Force.
People often envision librarians with a severe stare, pursed lips and an overbearing insistence on silence. But most librarians see themselves as fighters and even though they may not look like warriors, they are on the front lines of a cultural war over censorship.
John Belaka grew up in the Ozarks and was used to bushwhacking. He carried a tire, which he found in the stream bed, up the banks of Hinkson Creek and disappeared into the thick brush at the creek’s edge.
The Columbia Peace Coalition is more diligent than even the U.S. Postal System. Through rain, sleet, snow and even on holidays, the group meets outside the post office every Saturday to protest American wars.
On Saturday’s crisp and cool afternoon, food, music and crafts weren’t enough to bring people together to think about Columbia’s future.
Lance Cpl. John McClellan, 20, who was wounded Sept. 26 while serving with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Echo Company in Haditha, Iraq, was moved Saturday from the Intensive Care Unit at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., to a surgical floor for less severe cases.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Rising from the Pacific surf and zig-zagging along the border for 14 miles, Tijuana’s border fence has done little but push illegal migrants into the Arizona desert and feed the smuggling industry since it went up in 1994.
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Edward Baldo, known affectionately to his wife, Joan, as “Eddie,” was born and raised in the Gentilly area of New Orleans.
Yvonne Birdsall’s house at 5200 Warrington DSamantha Clemensrive, in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, hadn’t changed much in the past year. A moldy stuffed bunny still lies abandoned on the living room floor. Washed-out family photos rested in their broken frames. Plates and cups stood in the dish rack by the sink, dirtier than they had ever been.