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Dunlap becomes first artist-in-residence at MSU

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

After a career spanning more than three decades as an artist, arts commentator and educator, Mississippi native William "Bill" Dunlap now will help set the bar for students as Mississippi State's first artist-in-residence.


Adele Elliott: History

Posted 2/20/2013 in Columns

The South, and especially our little part of the South, is so lush with history that we wear it like a cloak. It is an aura, a soft cloud, most of the time invisible, that envelopes us like a shroud. We cannot remove it any more than we can strip away our own skin.


Coffee is the secret ingredient in roasted pork

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Coffee has become my new favorite ingredient when roasting meat.

Why not add a bit of fun to your Oscar weekend?

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Some may think of Sunday's Academy Awards show as the Super Bowl of TV events for women. And yes, there's some satisfaction in acting as the red carpet fashion police from the comfort of your own couch. But Oscar night, with its glitz and glam, can be fun for movie buffs of both genders.

A fast and healthy pear crisp to make any season

Posted 2/20/2013 in Food

Sometimes, even on a weeknight, you really crave a little dessert. But making dessert takes time, and you already are spending time cooking up the main event, namely dinner.

The Writers Rock: A couple of wild magnolias chat about the crossroads, where literature and music meet

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Brash light filled the garage, draping weed eaters and leaf blowers in stark fluorescence. But the music reverberating around the boxy space during rehearsal would have been at home in any dimly lit venue where verse and chorus tell stories, and curious souls come to drink them in.

Southern Gardening: Native azaleas add charm, early blooms to landscapes

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

Many Mississippians are anticipating the first signs of the spring show put on in our landscapes by the popular, but nonnative Southern Indica azaleas. These shrubs hide behind their evergreen foliage, waiting to dazzle us with color.


Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2013

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment



Out and About for the week of February 17, 2013

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

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.


Colom is featured speaker at Wednesday's Table Talk

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

"What was it like growing up in Mississippi?" This is a question heard many times in the Magnolia State -- even by those who didn't grow up here. Or else, "Now tell me the truth -- what was it really like?"

JA Ball tickets go on sale to patrons Feb. 19

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2013 Charity Ball will be available Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.


A Stone's throw: Thoughts on an inauguration

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

Now we have made it official. On Friday, Dr. James Borsig was inaugurated president of Mississippi University for Women amid all the pageantry and partying that accompanies such an occasion.


MUW welcomes civil rights legend to Columbus

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Gordy Honors College will welcome special guest Fred Gray to the Mississippi University for Women campus and Columbus on Thursday, Feb. 21. Gray will speak as part of the Forum Speakers Series.


MSU faculty concert to premiere commissioned music

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Current and former faculty members of Mississippi State's music department will premier song and piano selections during a Thursday concert on campus.



Training event set to help eradicate poverty in Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

A community-wide one-day Bridges Out of Poverty training event set for Feb. 22 will shed light on the realities of poverty and ways citizens in impoverished communities can be helped.



Wanna be a vet? Veterinary camp applications open to youth

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine invites youths with interests in animals and veterinary medicine to apply for a summer camp.



Magnolia Film Fest to celebrate indie filmmakers

Posted 2/16/2013 in Entertainment

Independent films produced in Mississippi, New York, California, Spain, Australia, France and points between will be the focus of the Magnolia Independent Film Festival Feb. 21-23 in Starkville.



Holmes Diversity Center events shed light on human trafficking

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center on the Mississippi State University campus will present a series of events Feb. 25-March 7 to heighten awareness of the issue of modern day slavery.



Area nominees sought for outstanding women's awards

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

The Mississippi State University President's Commission on the Status of Women is asking the Golden Triangle community to nominate individuals for the Outstanding Women Awards.



Change your hair color, change your life

Posted 2/16/2013 in Columns

The secret to radiant hair color is no longer hidden behind the swanky doors of your favorite salon -- nope, not with all the innovation awaiting you down the home hair color aisle at the local drugstore. After all, if it's good enough for Beyoncé, well ...



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