Jordan Grant enjoys tinkering with computers, so much so that now he builds them from odds-and-ends parts and then gives them away to people who need a computer but can't afford to buy it. Freecycle.org, a Web site where individuals can post and exchange items they need or don’t want anymore, is used to communicate the need.
The city of Columbia continues its tradition of Artrageous Fridays, starting Friday.
Raising your own seedlings can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Besides the personal satisfaction, raising your own flowers and vegetables from seed will give you a head start on the growing season, save you money from buying plants and give you an unparalleled selection in varieties.
Two kinds of peanut butter crackers will be pulled because of a potential link to a salmonella outbreak. McKee Foods joins Hy-Vee, Kellogg and others in recalling products.
Whether it’s squeezing in a daily morning jog, collecting post cards or blogging online, side hobbies provide a welcome escape from the monotony of daily routines. Seven years ago, Tracy Harmon of Hallsville discovered her leisure-time distraction in making jewelry.
For people who do more cleaning and have more exposure to non-natural cleaning agents — such as stay-at-home moms or domestic employees — there is a 54 percent increase in the risk of being diagnosed with various cancers, in addition to the potential for allergic reactions to the chemicals in certain cleansers.
It's not just a record label: IndyGround is the center of Columbia's hip-hop universe and an incubator for new artists.
It has always given voice to strong emotions. Turned to positive goals, it can be a tool for change in a community, one scholar-activist says.
Hip-hop has an image problem. But the people in Columbia who believe in it as an art form won't let the bad publicity get in the way of the music, which they say has an important place in the community.
Columbia's faith community has been working to learn more about how to become better stewards of the Earth. A Care for Creation meeting on Jan. 25 will focus on weatherization.
The Green Bible is printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink and has a cotton-linen cover. It's being used as a tool by Christian to get people talking about the environment.
A project to make art of a downtown Columbia traffic signal box is intended to deter graffiti and help downtown look a little nicer.
Auditions for the 41st season start at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Rhynsburger Theatre.
Renee Hulshof brings a regionally famous last name and more than a decade of seasoning as a political spouse to her new gig as Simon Rose's co-host on KFRU's "The Morning Meeting."
The student curator behind "Faces of Mexico," an exhibition at the MU Museum of Anthropology, wanted to focus on something that hadn't been done.
Ben Chlapek, a 23-year-old silk screen poster artist, is known for taking nontraditional approaches to his work, say a former teacher and friends. The results, however, are lighthearted.
The cowboy church movement is about 40 years old but has grown rapidly in recent years, especially among Baptists. The Web site Cowboychurch.net lists 13 cowboy churches in Missouri.
The Columbia Art League has received a $20,000 grant from the 3M Foundation. It will be used for arts education programs for youth. “It's such a tremendous boost for the Columbia Art League at a time when everyone in the arts is feeling the pinch, and a great endorsement for creativity in our community by a national foundation,” said Diana Moxon, the art league's executive director.