"When somebody asks me about Japan, it's hard to stop talking," admits Jim Dickey, with a wide grin spreading across his genial face. Tall and trim, the Columbus man continues writing "Welcome to Mississippi" in Japanese on a big dry erase board in a Mississippi University for Women classroom.
I found Margaret Peterson. Well, I did not find her myself, but I have a reader who did! I wrote a column several weeks ago, before the Christmas holidays, remembering a long-lost childhood playmate and just wondering whatever had become of her. I had no realistic hope of ever finding out.
I don't know about you, but as I've gotten older, the thought of digging up an area of the yard to install a new planting bed has lost its appeal.
Everyone has an opinion about dogs. From Aristotle to Dave Berry, poets, philosophers, politicians and children have all weighed in on "man's best friend."
On Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, authors Matthew Guinn of Jackson and Michael Piafsky of Mobile, La., will share the stage at 929 Coffee Bar in Starkville, where they will read from and discuss their celebrated debut novels. The event at 106 E. Main St. begins at 4 p.m.
Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm's case, even a sudden change of heart.
Mississippi State senior Mary Kate Smith of Madison is one of 11 self-proclaimed nerds competing to become the next "King of the Nerds" on the TBS network reality show.
The runways always inspire. Last week I spent time with my favorite fashion-forward mouse at the Magic Kingdom, where she is always at home on the runway in sequins, everything pink and sparkly.
Have you been to Lee Park and noticed the containers of colorful flowers? Have you noticed the Butterfly Garden beside the Columbus Riverwalk? This garden has been used as an outdoor classroom this past year and will be used for many years to come to promote gardening and pollinators while beautifying the entry into the Columbus downtown area. Did you know these projects were brought to you by your local Master Gardeners?
In the early 20th century, posing for a photographic portrait was an event. It was an opportunity for people to make meaningful statements about themselves, their families and their communities.
Ticket packages for the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC), scheduled for June 14-29, at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, are now on sale to the public.
Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and the National Association of Composers USA will present a 21st Century Classical Music Concert showcasing the works of composers from the NACUSA Mid-South Region.
Spring is coming. With it will come warmer weather, the rebirth of nature and the award-winning Cotton District Arts Festival which annually draws tens of thousands of people to Starkville for this celebration of art and life. The 2014 festival will be Saturday, April 12.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
Who doesn't love a warm, fresh croissant right out of the oven? Some may say it's the best thing to come out of France. I would argue that there is the matter of the Statue of Liberty, Maurice Chevalier and Gilles Marini. That aside, we can love the flaky pastry even more on Jan. 30 -- National Croissant Day.
The Super Bowl won't touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet.
2. Local vampire film to debut in Columbus ENTERTAINMENT
4. Art Walk Downtown returns to Columbus Thursday ENTERTAINMENT
5. Final prep underway for free open-air play at MSU ENTERTAINMENT