One With The World

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Pages, War Radio’s second full-length album, showcases The Putnam Four’s sophisticated studio sound, a strong philosophical voice, and the technical mastery we’ve always expected from them. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Drew Cooper courtesy of War Radio My favorite moment in Siddhartha, Herman Hesse’s masterwork recounting the life of the ...

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Reparation: Home in Indiana

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This is the first in a short series of features drawn from Donovan Wheeler’s lengthy interview with Reparation’s director Kyle Ham and screenwriter Steve Timm.   Writing for both National Road Magazine and NUVO News, Wheeler will later share the two-decades Ham and Timm spent bringing the film to life, the ...

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Review: War Dogs

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by Jennifer Stevens featured image by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Creative Commons You know that guy from high school who was a complete jerk, but made everyone laugh and always seemed to land on his feet?  Yeah, that guy.  That guy is Efraim Diveroli (played by Jonah Hill) in director ...

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The Master of His Universe

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Greencastle native and Bloomington resident Thomas DeCarlo introduces his labor of love: a high-tech animated short film which stands as proof that one person with the will and the vision can create something every bit as marvelous as the big studios. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Donovan Wheeler and courtesy ...

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Hear Them Roar

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by Mark Wright featured image courtesy of the EFRC additional photos by Mark Wright When Joe Taft was a free-spirited college student at Indiana State University back in the 1960’s, he badly wanted two things: a car and a cat.  But not just any car and not just any cat. ...

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There’s No Such Thing As a Free $#!+

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There’s no such thing as a free $#!+, even if the opposite has always seemed true.  My dad put in our first septic system when I was fresh to the world.  My grandparents covered the cost of my waste at their homes, and whatever pooping costs I paid when I ...

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Friday Photo Blog: Virginia Avenue Folk Festival

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by Tim McLaughlin Hapless Guitar Photography Indianapolis is the Crossroads of America, and this is no more true than in music.  With music venues from the larger Vogue Theater to the smaller Melody Inn, music plays from Zionsville to spots such as Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square and many ...

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Angela Norris White: The Americana Philosopher

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by T. Preston and Thomas Dove A maple sapling can spend the next century growing out to a circumference matching a tractor tire, but it doesn’t decide where the wind will drop it as a seed.  It doesn’t control the weather which torments it over time, ...

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Lady Ghostbusters

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It’s been 32 years since the original Ghostbusters were being covered with green ectoplasm.  Like many children of the ‘80s, I was in no hurry to see any reboots of the iconic movie that brought us Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and that catchy theme song.  Until, that is, ...

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