Joplin Gets an Independent Movie Theater

The atmosphere was the perfect fit for the vision Holly and Bradley had for an independent movie theater in Joplin. On April 13, they opened Bookhouse Cinema at 715 East Broadway. The theater exhibits film series based on classic masterpieces and runs special features highlighting the Cranes’ favorite directors.


Find a Festival For Every Season in Columbia

Every season is festival season in Columbia. Entertaining events fill the calendar, much to the delight of locals and the thousands of visitors who come to take in fine art, delectable food, good books, historic attractions, inspiring music, and extraordinary films.


Inside Jefferson City’s Museum of Modern Art

Opened in October 2015, the Jefferson City Museum of Modern Art features the works of Purvis Young, Thornton Dial, and Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, better known as Aboudia. All have earned national and international acclaim for their art, which can be found in some of the country’s most distinguished museums.


Your Guide to Food, Wine, & Sweets in Columbia

Wine, chocolate, barbecue … whatever fare you fancy, you’ll find it in Columbia. The city has attracted talented purveyors and restaurateurs who take pride in satisfying even the most particular palate. Here are just a few of the businesses that give the city its flavor.


7 Time-Honored State Fair Traditions

Each year there’s something new to see, and yet some components of the Fair date back from before Missouri actually had a designated State Fair. Let’s take a walk through time and look at some of the State Fair’s most proud traditions.


Hear Live Music in This Reeds Spring Couple’s Home

In 2014, with a board of five and a host of volunteers, the Rock House Center for the Arts gained nonprofit status with the mission “to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and support of live music and the visual arts.”


Painter Peter Manion Time Travels For Inspiration

“The first piece evolved from me getting older, feeling vulnerable, thinking about the time that has gone by, my career, and if I’m good enough,” he says. “I think the work, all my work, as with all artists, evolved from a real personal place. And that place is usually some type of fear or loneliness.”


Mark Littell Shares His Wildest Stories

Country Boy is Mark’s second book, following his 2016 memoir, On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball. Mark, who used to enter games to John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” describes his latest work as a coming-of-age nonfiction story about how his character formed while growing up in Missouri.


Meet a Missouri Artist: Patty Carroll Finds a Woman’s Place in Photographs

Artist Patty Carroll explores themes of women’s identifications to domesticity woven with photographs, fabrics and craft items.