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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.

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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Agave Awareness: Terre Haute’s New Cocktail Bar

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written and photographed by Mark Wright Opting for the indoor seating on this warm evening, my wife and I enter the lounge, look around, and decide to sit on one of the five extremely inviting brown leather couches situated throughout the room. We sink ourselves into comfort, admiring the attractive ...

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