For fact-based Oscar-nominated films, how much fiction is OK?

Three fact-based films nominated for this year's best-picture Oscar — "Argo," "Lincoln," and "Zero Dark Thirty," — take liberties with historical fact.

ArtTalk: "Longviews" show, Art of Food event sure to be interesting

Katie Rapp, a marketing intern for Orr Street Studios, is excited for the "Longviews" show — on exhibit now until March — and the Art of Food event on March 20.

User's guide to the True/False Film Fest 2013

The documentary film festival returns to Columbia Feb. 28 to March 3 for its 10th season. It offers movie screenings, parties, panel discussions, a parade, a 5K run and other events.

Ragtag robot artwork destined for Columbia city building

Ragtag Cinema plans to give a sculpture of a robot named "Lumen" to the city for display. Artist Greg Orloff created the sculpture as a mascot for the Ragtag Needs Robots! fundraising campaign.

Films announced for 2013 True/False Film Fest

The films hail from around the world and delve into topics such as computer chess, orcas in captivity and a nonfiction account of the events depicted in "Zero Dark Thirty."

Ballet director brings contemporary dance styles to Columbia

In June, the Missouri Contemporary Ballet will perform "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

Theater director Terry Berliner visits Hickman drama students

The New York director is in Columbia to lead Stephens College's production of "The Tempest."

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology adds Korean artwork

Director Alex Barker said the three works will deepen students' understanding of Korean culture.

ArtTalk: Check out 'Beauty and the Beholder' at Columbia Art League

Jennifer Perlow, owner of PS:Gallery, talks about "Beauty and the Beholder," the Columbia Art League's current exhibit.

ArtTalk: Try making a "cultural bucket list" for Columbia

Sarah Dresser with Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs writes about starting the new year with a bucket list of arts activities.

First Night New Year's Eve festival celebrates guitar, young performers

First Night Columbia 2013 will kick off with a 5K run/walk at 4 p.m. Monday and entertain attendees with more than 50 performances throughout the night. 

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ looking to move to Stephens Lake Park

The fall blues festival could move from downtown to Stephens Lake Park next year, pending city approval.

First Night Columbia to ring in 2013 with guitars

First Night Columbia, a city-sponsored New Year's Eve celebration, will open at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Entertainment is planned from 7 p.m. until the fireworks display at midnight.


PHOTO GALLERY: The Canvas on Broadway offers artistic outlet

The Canvas on Broadway, which has been open for seven months, allows people to create a predetermined paintings while listening to music and enjoying drinks.

ArtTalk: Terell Stafford Quintet to perform Billy Strayhorn at Murry's

Josh Chittum, an assistant director at "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, shares his excitement over Terell Stafford Quintet's performance on Sunday at Murry's.

Documentary film, panel of advocates discuss discrimination against aging LBGT individuals

Ragtag hosted a special screening of "Generation Silent," a film about discrimination against elderly LGBT people.

ArtTalk: Jerry Price writes about the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet

This contributor writes that he learns something different each time he attends a performance.

ArtTalk: English country dancing is easy to learn with Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Krishna Fogle talks about English country dancing with the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers.

Squarepeg ceramics art studio offers more than just clay

Squarepeg's owner, artist and artisan, Peg Craig, invites students into more than just an art studio. It's also a relaxing home away from home.


MU student brings passion to his ceramics

Bill Wilkey came to MU to pursue his fascination of ceramics, but what he found was a community.