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January 29, 2016

 

Comforty's mother and aunt in Bulgaria, 1943.

“The Optimists” Documents Little-Known Tale of Rescue In WW2

In Bulgaria, 50,000 Jews were spared the fate of genocide when everyday heroes rebelled against the government's decision to deport their Jewish neighbors.

January 28, 2016

 

A production still from Jake Graf's film, 'Chance,' in which two older men find love following their own difficult pasts.

Pride Offers “Chance” To Watch Underrepresented Romance

British actor/director Jake Graf is the first international filmmaker brought in for Pride Film Festival. His film "Chance" explores an unlikely romance.

January 12, 2016

 

Jannel and another one of her instructors begin a new dance at an Arthur Murray Dance showcase in Indianapolis.

From Taboo To Transformation, One Dance Step At A Time

For Jannel Smith, dancing is essential to her mental and physical health. But she had to overcome a major cultural taboo just to take the first step.

December 22, 2015

 

Shari Wagner

Meet Shari Wagner, Indiana’s New Poet Laureate

A love of nature found in Somalia is among the inspirations for Wagner's poetry.

October 20, 2015

 

Two women sing and tell stories in front of a small audience in a Bloomington backyard

A Revivalist Musical Tradition Thrives, “With A Vengeance”

From festival stages to private backyards, "old-time" musicians Anna & Elizabeth connect with a musical and visual storytelling tradition that's alive and well.

October 12, 2015

 

Stefani Saintonge

On Location: Ja’Tovia Gary And Stefani Saintonge

In Hollywood the Black woman’s story is not often told,claims the New Negress Film Society, whose Short Film Program screened last month at the IU Cinema.

September 11, 2015

 

Friends

Fanfare Of The Arts Caps Summer In Bloomington

Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington has become renowned for the artistic and literary pageant that is the Fourth Street Festival.

September 4, 2015

 

Dakota Hotchkiss multitasks on his computer by chatting via Skype with teammates and editing the 'Hell Paws' video game.

College Gamers Take It To The Next Level

Gamers rejoice! With IU's newly minted major in game design, a well-established extracurricular activity is now coursework.

August 31, 2015

 

Maria Hamilton Abegunde reads Iweala's Beasts of No Nation.

WFIU Book Club: Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation

Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who studies trauma and healing, discusses a novel told from the perspective of an 11-year-old child soldier in West Africa.

August 31, 2015

 

abby gitlitz

Bloomington Artist Inspired By Hurricane Katrina

An artist who now lives in Bloomington, Ind., was inspired by Hurricane Katrina. She says it taught her to enjoy every moment she's given.

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