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Living outside traditional gender definitions

A trip to the bathroom epitomizes the struggles faced by those who do not live within traditional gender definitions.

Hogarth prints put a twist on 'Till death do us part'

"Till death do us part" gets an unconventional treatment in William Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode," a series of six prints that starts with an arranged marriage and ends with the death of both the bride and groom. These prints largely comprise a new exhibit at MU's Museum of Art and Archeology titled  “Satirizing the High Life: Hogarth’s Marriage a la Mode."

Jerry Douglas, Dobro guitar virtuoso, headlines Roots 'N' Blues

Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gets ready to open

The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

A day of blessings for the animals

Pet owners brought their animals to be blessed on St. Francis of Assisi Day at Calvary Episcopal Church. The guests were dogs, a cat and a snail.

New Fair Trade store to open downtown

Mustard Seed, a Fair Trade store in downtown Columbia, will open next week but will not sell coffee.

 

 

Study shows decrease in risky behavior among Missouri youth

Missouri high school students are now participating in fewer risky behaviors, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Broadway Christian Church pastor retires

Rick Frost spent a third of his life as pastor of Broadway Christian Church. He could become anyone's best friend in five minutes. Maybe it's because his childhood was spent on an island, and he grew up with a tight community of 500 people. Maybe it's because at 66, he can correctly use the term "cranked," slang for "excited," well enough to relate to any teenager. Or maybe it's the way he can crack a joke, like when Broadway Christian Church, where he has been serving as senior pastor for more than 20 years, threw him a huge farewell party and he walked up on the stage, grinned and asked, "What are we doing next week?"

Broadway Christian marks 50th Anniversary

The church plans a celebration on Sunday morning.

Eid al-Fitr celebration concludes Ramadan

Hundreds of Muslims gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan and their month-long fast. The Islamic Center was too small to hold all the celebrants, and so they gathered at the Knights of Columbus. Yet even it was too small to hold everyone.

Odyssey series returns for fifth season

Friday's Odyssey Gala Benefit concert and reception marks the beginning of the series' fifth season. The group's new season will have eight performances, with guest artists hailing from Italy, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and, much closer to home, Missouri State University in Springfield and MU's Esterhazy Quartet.

'Energy Guy' makes Columbia more efficient

COLUMBIA — With his knowledge about the art of conservation, David Mars simply wants to help save Columbia's residents money. As the star of the Columbia Channel's "Conservation Tips," Mars teaches residents not only how to cut down on energy usage, but also cut down on their energy expenses.

BOONE LIFE: Sturgeon Middle School students cheer for a spot

The echoing voices and clapping of Sturgeon Middle School students fill the gymnasium as they chant cheers while practicing for upcoming cheerleading auditions.

Joplin mosque's sign set ablaze

After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.

Finding faith: Journeys from birth to adulthood

The Missourian sought to report on a few of the spiritual treks and rites of passage affecting thousands of mid-Missouri children and young adults each year. This series examines a handful of these journeys, from the choices parents make at a child's birth about which faith they'll learn to the commitment young adults make when finding a faith for themselves.

Alternative medicine finds home at Johns Hopkins

Jill Eisner lay still as an acupuncturist pushed thin needles into her face and feet, soft music playing in the background. In another room, an herbologist studied his antidote for severe acne: a concoction of 12 ingredients, including dandelion roots, tangerine peel and dried raspberries. A few doors down, Linda Lee, dressed in a white lab coat, used the tools of conventional medicine to treat a patient for digestive problems.

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which opened Sept. 2, is the latest indication that alternative medicine is making its mark in mainstream health care settings.

Archeological evidence of Jesus doesn't quell faith for believers

About 150 people gathered in Columbia recently to hear and talk about evidence of Jesus Christ's existence. Katharina Galor, a scholar with 20 years of archaeological experience in Israel, explored this question in her lecture "Jesus: What is the Archaeological Evidence?"

MU professor holds loom workshop at home

"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.

Survey recommends remedies for farmers' high insurance rates

A survey presented by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center found that farmers with individual insurance plans spend $2,117 more each year on health insurance than counterparts who have employee-sponsored insurance or are covered by other jobs.

Vera Bradley's colorful, patterned bags are gaining popularity among students

This fall, the recognizable brand appears to be all over MU. Bright floral backpacks and big purses used to carry books stand out in unexpected bursts of color popping out of the masses of students.

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