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Art and Life

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

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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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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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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The Midwestern Girl

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Greencastle native Jess Berry is taking her Chicago stage résumé to The City of Angels for a chance to stand in front of the camera.  With a television and film credit already under her belt, she’s off to a good start. by Donovan Wheeler featured photo by Brittney Way photos ...

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Review: Me Before You

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Me Before You is the dramatic portrayal of what happens when life doesn’t turn out the way that you planned.  The movie, adapted from Jojo Moyes’ novel of the same title, stars Emilia Clarke as Louisa Clark, a small town girl with an infectious personality who is intent on finding ...

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The Eyes at Turn Three

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Terre Haute native David Hunt takes National Road Magazine’s Donovan Wheeler around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Carb Day and shows him a day the in life of an Indy Car spotter. by Donovan Wheeler David Hunt has been racing all of his life.  Granted, only the smallest sliver of ...

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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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Worth the Binge: The People vs OJ Simpson

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In many ways, it’s hard to forget the O.J. Simpson trial.   “The Trial of the Century” seemed to permeate every part of the mid to late nineties.  For many, the white Bronco driving through Los Angeles, the infamous fitting of the glove, and the verdict being announced are flashbulb memories ...

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