Painter Sager sees life, movement in inanimate things

If you’ve ever walked through Perlow-Stevens Gallery, you’ve probably noticed Joel Sager’s work: oil paintings of people and objects, often made with bits of wallpaper or fabric and finished with a sepia wash. The Columbia painter finds whimsy in everyday objects – an old fan, a hammer or a handful of chive blossoms from the garden.


MU composer McKenney inspired by Stevens' poem about a blackbird

For decades, MU composer Thomas McKenney has written and championed electronic music, experimenting with sounds made by machines or transformed by them. One of his most recent works was inspired by Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

MU playwright Crespy draws from dreams

MU playwright David Crespy draws deeply from his dreams to write plays and to teach playwriting. One thing no artist should do, he says, is let someone else tell you what your dreams mean.

Farmers who limit losses to get insurance refunds

The federal government plans to award farmers under the Good Performance Refund program. Eligible farms would average about $1,000 each.

Corporations involved in Gulf oil spill might face criminal charges

Findings from the presidential oil spill commission's report show decisions by BP, Transocean and Halliburton intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk.

Hospice nurse helps save life on Ozark highway

Debbie Ritterhouse conducted life-saving CPR on a stranger while police officers attended to an injured passenger.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What would you do with a Mega Millions jackpot?

We know you've already thought about what you would do with the winning ticket. Go ahead and tell us.

English finds rhythm for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri junior guard Kim English scored a season-high 20 points against North Alabama on Wednesday night in the Tigers' 98-58 victory at Mizzou Arena.

Mediacom-KOMU deadlock might benefit other providers

Some Columbia customers are talking about switching from Mediacom to newcomer CenturyLink, which says it has a good relationship with the local NBC affiliate.

COLUMN: KOMU broadcast received with HD antenna

Watching KOMU the old-school way isn't as easy as it seems.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Mediacom have to compensate KOMU for its programming?

The two sides have been unable to come to an agreement on a new contract, which has resulted in Mediacom subscribers no longer receiving the station's programming.

Missouri men's basketball team happy to get in final nonconference contest

Scheduling Wednesday's game against North Alabama might have been tougher than the game itself.

DAVID ROSMAN: Previewing the pre-filed bills in General Assembly

Some of them make sense, and others would be better with a few tweaks.

Pingeton praises Missouri women's basketball team's effort

Missouri fell 83-51 at Xavier on Wednesday in its last nonconference game of the season, but Tigers coach Robin Pingeton said her team played with focus and energy.

Derrick Washington set for bench trial in February

Derrick Washington will face a Boone County judge on February 16 for domestic assault charges.

MU Health Care's Smiley Lane clinic temporarily closed

The Smiley Lane clinic is temporarily closed because of water damage. Physicians are seeing patients at other locations.

Microsoft creating Windows for cell phone chip use

The new version of the Windows operating system might give Microsoft a stronger chance of establishing a presence in the burgeoning tablet computer sphere.

FBI sting operations come under fire

Critics of the FBI's repeated use of sting operations liken the tactics to entrapment.

Starbucks unveils new wordless logo

Executives say the logo is better suited to the company's expansion beyond coffee into a wider array of business lines and into more international markets.

Economy, business priorities for new legislative session

Missouri's General Assembly began its 2011 legislative session today, and a pro-business agenda highlighted Missouri's top legislative leaders' inaugural themes.