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Donovan Wheeler

Wheeler proudly teaches AP Literature and AP Language to some bright and lovably obnoxious kids in a small college town. He is the senior editor for the craft beer website Indiana on Tap and writes to ISU's STATE Magazine. Since putting in a pool he can now dive in head first (with goggles), and he has mostly stopped throwing golf clubs, but he still hates to fly.

A Shared Human Experience

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DePauw Music Professor Eric Edberg shares his love of the cello with anyone who will listen.  And many of us do.  Not just because he’s good, but because his music draws something out of us which we’ve kept locked away. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jiawei Fang Ten minutes into ...

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The Authentic Hoosier

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DePauw’s Greg Schwipps reflects on the newfound relevance of his 2009 first novel, the work it takes to create something sincere, his relationship to his characters, and the challenges of moving on to the next project. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Drive through the newest swath of Indiana’s ...

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A Regular Mountain Man

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After nearly a decade playing bass in the Bloomington scene, Glenn Myers now finds himself touring nationally with the dynamic act Diane Coffee.  Yet despite his great success, Myers remains the same humble, grounded man he has always been. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Diane Coffee Watch Diane Coffee’s ...

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$79 Dollars a Month

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For my entire life, car dealerships have always brazenly offered deals they’ve never intended to uphold.  My personal experience with a deal was so sweet I was destined to cave to the temptation. The first time I saw one of those early morning TV spots offering brand new Chevrolets for ...

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A Man of Two Worlds

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Raised on the southern edge of the Midwest and the northern border of the South…a hometown boy who is often on the  road…Jeffersonville’s Nick Dittmeier and his band, the Sawdusters, release their first full length album tomorrow.  It’s a product of years of work.  Much like the man himself–a man ...

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Staring Down Goliath

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Four years ago, Justin Oakley was the first Democrat to run for the office eventually won by Glenda Ritz.  Today, the activist and talk radio host has three words for every single one of the Hoosier State’s teachers:  Vote. Or. Die. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Justin Oakley If ...

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Superman, Star Wars, and Our Collective Attention-Spans

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The new Star Wars film is good…by our standards today.  But I don’t know if that really stands as a resounding thumbs-up. by Donovan Wheeler Consider two movies for a second. The first—1978’s Superman: The Movie—opens with a long, slowly developing Planet Krypton sequence. Marlon Brando struts around waxing philosophically ...

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This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for My Mortality

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In the 87 years which followed his 1869 birth George Post Wheeler racked up a better-than-impressive résumé of accomplishments. He graduated from Princeton in 1891, and he proceeded to represent the US government serving everywhere from Japan to Russia to London to Rio to Sweden to Albania to Paraguay…yeah…Paraguay. He ...

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