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Both two and three-dimensional art, film, and everything in between: Middle Indiana’s visual expression is a burgeoning element of the social scene.

My Guitar Teacher

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Wanting to understand how all the musicians I’ve written about do what they do, I sought out a good teacher.  I found a 17-year-old kid.  He’s a genius, and he’s teaching me a lot more than how to move my hands across six strings. by Donovan Wheeler The callouses on ...

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Railroad Ed

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Unless you live in Terre Haute, if you were to drive down 7th street you would not be impressed. You might look out your car window and think, “Some of these houses were beautiful at one point.” And you would be right. Like many older cities that relied heavily on ...

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Four Days to Carolina, Part Two

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Part II:  This Trip is a Gas Click Here to Read Part I Apple’s map-app says that a non-stop trip from west-central Indiana to the Outer Banks takes 13 hours.  It took us four days. Sunday Afternoon:  Central West Virginia Interstate 77 carves a narrow asphalt canal through West Virginia’s ...

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Four Days to Carolina, Part One

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Part I: Working the “Clock” Apple’s map-app says that a non-stop trip from west-central Indiana to the Outer Banks takes 13 hours.  It took us four days. –Sunday Evening: Southern West Virginia Dad’s RV sat in an uneven side-lot, covered in chunks of gravel so large, if you stepped on ...

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How to Make a Kitten Cape

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Over, I’d say, the last fifteen years, I’ve tried to learn skills that are useful in everyday life. Not just important things. Like math. Okay, maybe these are skills that aren’t useful in EVERYday life, but they can come in handy. So far they’ve all been good experiences. Through the ...

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My Day on a Movie Shoot

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Last year Greencastle native Zachary Spicer caught local attention when he and his film company, Pigasus Pictures, shot The Good Catholic in Bloomington.  Now making its debut at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the film has garnered strong reviews out of the gate.  Here, we are re-posting Donovan Wheeler’s ...

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An Every Year Resolution

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I don’t make New Year resolutions. I used to, but typically forgot about whatever false promise I’d made to myself by St. Patrick’s Day. When friends and family ask me, every year, what I will “resolve” to do in the coming months the answer is usually some kind of smart-ass ...

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NRM Promotional Video

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Check out our funky and fun promotional video.  We apologize for the background noise in some of the clips.  We’ve interviewed people in all sorts of places…coffee shops, bars, you name it.  The soundtrack is courtesy of War Radio, and the photo credits are as follows: -War Radio: Drew and ...

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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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