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February 7, 2014

 

portrait of Lydia Lunch

Blunt Force Lunch: A Knuckle Sandwich With A Hug On The Side

Lydia Lunch was just a teenager when she came to define Lower East Side cool. She has maintained a robust presence on the avant-garde ever since.

January 22, 2014

 

Pictures of Sound:1,000 Years of Educed Audio

Appearing Act: Sounds Thought To Be Gone Can Be Heard Again

"It's humanity's earliest record of its own voice. That in itself is pretty cool." - IU Professor Patrick Feaster on his work in "Pictures of Sound".

January 1, 2014

 

Sex, Drugs, and Silence: Burroughs’ Subversive Century

Almost two decades after his death, Beat writer William S. Burroughs is being feted by Bloomington literati on what would have been his 100th birthday.

October 22, 2013

 

Frank Tavares

NPR’s Frank Tavares: Always Heard, Seldom Seen

The professor-by-day embraces a second job as a fiction writer, exits the "voice of NPR" spotlight.

October 3, 2013

 

March: Book One illustrated by Nate Powell

Nate Powell On Influence And Inspiration

Nate Powell's latest book is "March: Book One." It was co-written by Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

September 19, 2013

 

The Lilac Crazy quartet

Purdue Professor Finds Her Voice In Doo Wop

A new book by a retired Purdue University professor tells how she conquered a lifetime of self-imposed silence through singing.

August 27, 2013

 

'The River Elaune, Bellengreville' (1908) shows Aldrich's skill at painting flowing water

George Ames Aldrich: A Decorative Impressionist In Indiana

A new book about 20th-century landscape painter George Ames Aldrich reveals the Indiana artist as a master of idyllic rustic scenes and fanciful self-promotion.

July 3, 2013

 

Marijuanamerica

A Gonzo Journalist Tackles Two American Pastimes

Indiana native Ryan Nerz, known for writing about his exploits in the world of competitive eating, immerses himself for his new book in the topic of pot.

June 18, 2013

 

Kenneth L. Turchi sitting at his desk, holding up his book

L.S. Ayres & Company: Elegance in Indianapolis

Kenneth L. Turchi's book tells the story of L. S. Ayres & Company—a store that brought style and sophistication to the Midwest.

May 7, 2013

 

Cover of Fighting for Road Apples

New Memoir Describes Life As A Post-World War II Refugee

Bloomington author Erika Stevenson discusses her story of childhood survival, Fighting for Road Apples.

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