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Gus Moon: A Traveler’s Tale

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by Patrick Barcus photos by Brittney Way, Jennifer Taylor, and Joe Augustin It’s 5:30 in the evening in early April and Gus Moon is sitting at my kitchen counter watching out the window as the weather changes with the speed of a time lapse film. It was hailing when he ...

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The Heuristic Voter

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How did we get to this point in the 2016 election?  DePauw University psychology professor discusses the basic findings presented in his 2013 book, The Tell–findings which explain to a great extent how voters who think they are making informed, rational decisions often make choices that are anything but. by ...

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Alex Dezen’s Gracefully Narrated Biography

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by Cory Huffman photos by Mike Dunn of Rust and Rebel On February 12, 2016, Alex Dezen (founder, frontman and chief songsmith for the Brooklyn-bred four-piece The Damnwells) readily jumped into his next musical chapter by issuing his first full-length solo set, a properly titular, genuinely personal, 10-track self-portrait of ...

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Arrivals: Stephen Kellogg is Worth Your Time

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Married to his high school sweetheart and devoted to his four daughters, singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg stands as evidence that the musician vs family conflict is little more than a lazy stereotype.  Kellogg, who will appear at the Hi-Fi in Indy’s Fountain Square District next Tuesday night, brings two decades of ...

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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 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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