April 4, 2019

In August of 2018, I went with a friend to Fortune Fest, a music festival in its second year at Rose Music Hall. I was among a smattering of sweaty people who arrived early to catch a buzz before headliner Black Joe Lewis, buy from vendors or merely hang around and see...

January 14, 2019

These establishments, teeming throngs of thirst and sound, are havens for townies. A harmonica or guitar plays in the background as you take a seat, a shot, a beer, a turn at the pool table. You’re invited to talk to a best friend, the person next to you, a stranger or...

January 14, 2019

After a brief hiatus, Sxnny is working to establish a community for local rappers to flourish.

When she started rapping, what was once a loose, scattered collection of people nursing their drinks became a real audience, which formed on the dance floor directly in front...

November 20, 2017

I helped produce, edit and do the reporting for this video, made in conjunction with our massive feature on white privilege in Columbia, Missouri two years after the Mizzou protests. Professor Ron Stodghill suggested I spearhead this project because he felt it was "a m...

August 27, 2017

I came to MU to be a journalist. I came to Missouri to grow up.

Writing and reading is what I do and love. Since elementary school it’s been my distinction and safe haven. As I grew older, I found that other people’s stories were more important than mine. So I move...

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