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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.

Master of the Floor

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by Jennifer Stevens photos by Danna Andreas studio photos courtesy of Brandon Halleck and The Dance Studio What began as an undergraduate physical education class has turned into a passion and thriving business for Brandon Halleck.  Halleck, a Greencastle native and Indiana State University graduate, owns The Dance Studio in ...

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Making a Murderer will Make You Think

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Six weeks after Netflix’s Making a Murderer exploded on the nation’s consciousness, the streaming documentary program continues to stir emotions and raise questions about both our nation’s justice system and the ethics of documentary film making.  In our first of a monthly series describing programs we consider “worth the binge” ...

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Friday Photo Blog: The Hoosiers Gym

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In conjunction with Rob Cleveland’s powerful homage to HOOSIERS, Eric Cox brings us the real-life side of the gym which Hollywood’s David Anspaugh used to take us all back to the 1950’s.  Three decades after the film’s release the mystique of the “Hoosiers Gym” remains profound. photos and captions by ...

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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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Holly Sims: The Decision is Yours

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What goes through an artist’s mind when she runs solid blocks of contrasting colors across a five foot cut of canvas? When the end result are streaks of blacks and whites, crisscrossed by tendrils of brown, soft peach, or burnt red? We all know what the mind of a lazy ...

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Zachary Spicer: Gentleman from Indiana

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by Donovan Wheeler cover photo by Kyle Lemaire additional photos courtesy of Thomas DeCarlo, Zachary Spicer, and Wendi Evans By 7:00 in the evening, every seat at the Quaff On! Brew Pub in Bloomington was filled. It’s like this most evenings: partially because the brew pub cranks out great beer, ...

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The Pickery—as Fresh as it Gets

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As I get older, I find many friends and colleagues becoming more concerned with their diets, praising the virtues of fresh vegetables and organic foods. Though some proselytize a bit much for me, I listen politely to most of them, even when they try to turn me vegan. I’m not ...

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