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Publishers reinvent Bible formats for new generations

While the Bible has been recreated and repackaged innumerable times, publishers of the newest editions are using some distinctly unique formats to capture the attention of readers.

 

Horror meets humor: Pillowman

"The Pillowman," a Tony-nominated play written by Martin McDonagh, is known for its  combination of dark humor and extreme violence. MU's Department of Theatre is taking on the production.

Author: Carbs have led to obese America

A packed Monsanto Auditorium listened to author and science journalist Gary Taubes speak about America's obesity crisis Thursday. Taubes blames the obesity problem on carbohydrates and recommends low-carb diets.

Taking a quick look at "Blind" Boone's life

A classical and ragtime composer and pianist, John William "Blind" Boone is one of Columbia's most well-known historical figures.

Concert to help restore musician's home and reputation

Pianist John Davis will be performing a concert at MU on Saturday to benefit the restoration of 19th Century ragtime composer and pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone's Columbia home.

Study: Extensive artery damage exists in obese children

Resarchers linked obesity in children to heart disease.

Missouri guardsman wrestles with post-traumatic stress disorder

Donnie Hoffmann completes work as part of a VA program called Compensation Work Therapy, which offers veterans a place to sleep, the opportunity to work and the help they need to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

A Marine's tale of three tours

When Michael Fiscella, 27, talks about the war, he talks about the boot camp process — the building up, the tearing down. Thirteen weeks in, Fiscella said his parents noticed a change. “When they visited, they told me I talked different," he said. The entire person changes. “You don’t have to say you're better. You know it. It’s ingrained.” Fiscella's three tours of duty covered the years 2003-2006.

Columbia resident's service with Marines cut short by accident

Matt Aragon served in Iraq with the Marines. After returning to the U.S. and completing 130 days of training to become a squad leader, an accident occurred, after which he was discharged.

Blood test could spot risk for heart attack, stroke

A study of nearly 18,000 volunteers in 26 countries found that a cholesterol-lowering drug slashed the risk of those flagged by the test by about half — even if their cholesterol was normal.

MU law student finds comic relief

When he’s not spending hours poring over legal precedents, third-year MU law student Brad Desnoyer is dreaming up the next big comic. His "Scared and Scarred" hit comic book stores late last month as part of the DC Universe Halloween '08 issue.

BOONE LIFE: Salesman works alternative payment agreement with customer

After 32 years in the automotive business, Michael Gamble said this is the worst he has seen the economy trickle down to affect buyers.

New collection at MU shows process behind Warhol's work

MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology was recently chosen by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to be the recipient of more than 150 "working" photographs from its collection

Fantasy football: More than just a game

Tae Cho and Michael Alexander compete against each other in fantasy football each week.

Students find meaning in politics through art

Rock Bridge High School art students and other Columbia artists create artwork that deconstructs political experiences or beliefs. Some of the work will be featured in a show called "Politically Speaking," which will begin in January at the Columbia Art League.

Brain research may prove useful in classrooms

The aim of the study, said Laurie Cutting, director of the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, is to understand the neurological differences among students who are skilled readers, those who have difficulties and those with diagnosed learning disabilities.

Environmental film festival makes first appearance in Columbia

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Columbia Farmers Market are hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. The sixth annual national festival is making a tour stop in Columbia for the first time.

A fresh perspective on faith

Kristine Key, who said she is a devout Seventh-day Adventist who is active in her church, received an invitation to teach at the Islamic School and couldn't say no. She teaches kindergarten homeroom, fifth-grade science and communication arts at the school.

'Sophisticated, diverse' crafts to be sold at holiday exhibition

The Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild will hold their 19th annual event this weekend.

Political conflict hits home

There is no doubt that politics is divisive — even within families. Especially during the campaign season, the topic is unavoidable.

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