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Nancy Michael: Life After Office

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Former Greencastle Mayor Nancy Michael talks about life after public office, her heated final campaign in 2010, and the difference between big-time politics and its local version. by Donovan Wheeler–photos by Caitlin Fogle On the night of November 2, 2010, Nancy Michael could do little more than watch as more ...

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My Spotify Dilemma: The Price We Pay for Free Music?

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In 1986, I went to the College Mall in Bloomington with my younger brother. It was a Friday or Saturday night, and I bought the album I’d had my eye on for several months: Mike + The Mechanics’ self-titled debut album featuring its catchy “80s-esque” premiere track, “All I Need ...

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The Freedom of Friendship: A Birthday Thank You

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One mental exercise I like to play with my students every so often is to ask them to consider the plight of human existence in the form of this hypothetical question: How many people living in the world, right now, are able to reasonably enjoy FDR’s “Four Freedoms”—of speech, of ...

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Agave Awareness: Terre Haute’s New Cocktail Bar

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written and photographed by Mark Wright Opting for the indoor seating on this warm evening, my wife and I enter the lounge, look around, and decide to sit on one of the five extremely inviting brown leather couches situated throughout the room. We sink ourselves into comfort, admiring the attractive ...

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Already Made It: Carly Rhine’s Life in Nashville

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When I first sat down with her I somewhat expected some of that lovably delusional certainty I see in so many kids who have their entire lives planned out to the boilerplate of a Hollywood manuscript. Instead, I ran into a young woman very aware of her place in the world, very cognizant of the hurdles in front of her, and very willing to accept whatever happens and make the best of it.

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