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Rob Hardy: Soap, Science, & Flat-Screen TVs

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columns

I think the first time I heard of liquid crystals, they were used for a silly purpose, within the Mood Rings which were a fad 30 years ago. The "gem" held by the ring changed color; the color-change was based on the temperature of the finger, and of course that had nothing to do with the wearer's mood.

 

Sweet to eat: Ways to say, 'Be Mine, Valentine'

Posted 2/9/2011 in Food

There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.

 

Rufus Ward: Pushmataha

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

It was a glorious sun filled day with beautiful flowers covering a wide plain. Among the few trees was a giant centuries old Red Oak that overshadowed an immense area. For ages the great oak had defied all storms. However, though it had survived many centuries unscathed, it still had not accomplished the purpose for which the Great Spirit had planted it.

 

And, Action: Magnolia Film Festival offers inspiration and entertainment

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Scudding clouds cross the sky, casting changeling shadows on a lone windmill and a shirtless man lying inert in scrubgrass at its base. The disquieting tableau pulses with unanswered questions.

 

Freedom struggles are topic of Colom's Table Talk

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Dorothy W. Colom, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, will headline the Feb. 9 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series and review Chris Myer Asch's award-winning "Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer."

 

 

Comedian, activist Dick Gregory to visit MUW stage Thursday

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.

 

 

Oktibbeha museum fans the flames of Valentine's Day

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

So many of our holidays have fallen victim to the political correctness police, but one holiday continues to warm the heart while Ole Man Winter insists on dumping snow, ice and rain on the country.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Sounds in the Prairie

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

Early on, I started work for an insurance salesman on Main Street. He hadn't had a secretary in a very long time. The only phone was on his desk.

 

 

David Creel: Rocking the baby, the sequel

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

Almost 24 years ago, I held her mother, then a newborn, in my clumsy, unaccustomed arms, and I fell hopelessly and madly in love, as my sister-in-law rested from her labor and I rocked baby Courtney for the first time.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Egyptology

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

When I was a very young child I was fascinated by anything Egyptian. My cats were named Anthony, Cleopatra and Nefertiti. I thought Egyptians wore lots of dark eye liner and walked in a strange twisted way, with their hands held in an uncomfortable, stiff pose.

 

 

Johnson serves as CAC interim director

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.

 

 

Cotton District Arts Festival issues call for artisans

Posted 2/4/2011 in Entertainment

All area artists are invited to submit applications for consideration and possible inclusion in the Artisans' Village, sponsored by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, for the 16th annual Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday, April 23 (Easter weekend), in Starkville's Historic Cotton District.

 

 

Rob Hardy: American Rose

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columns

In 1959 came to Broadway one of the best musicals ever, "Gypsy: A Musical Fable." It was indeed a fable, a musicalized version of the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a memoir which was itself highly fictional.

 

Chill Chaser: Game Day or any day, chili hits the spot

Posted 2/2/2011 in Food

Chili. Some consider it the ultimate cold-weather fare. And in spite a recent spring teaser, Mother Nature has more winter in store, including Super Bowl Sunday, when Golden Triangle temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s by night.

 

Adele Elliott: Dress codes

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Ever since Eve was forced to vacate the Garden of Eden and give up her wardrobe of leaves, the question of what to wear has been foremost on women's minds.

 

Get it together: Organizers share tips for clutter busters

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

It's often the second resolution -- the one right after "lose weight" at the beginning of a new year. The promise to get organized, to reclaim jurisdiction of our space, to restore a sense of harmony to our habitat.

 

Table Talk opener to feature award-winning author Buchannan

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its February Table Talk series Wednesday, Feb. 2, at noon in the library meeting room with a presentation by award-winning author Minor Ferris Buchannan.

 

Lyceum Series to present Dance Theatre of Harlem

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

Now in its fourth decade, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring classical and contemporary ballet to its Feb. 3 performance at Mississippi State University.

 

MSU Alumni Association breaks record in 2010

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

For a second consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is announcing the highest membership in its history, with a record 39,418 active members as of Dec. 31.

 

 

David Creel: Makeup counter secrets worth sharing

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Before stepping up to your nearest makeup counter, you should know a few things. First of all, remember that those smiling faces greeting you are called "beauty advisors" for a reason.

 

 

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