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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.

February 5, 2013

 

Adrienne Kaeppler discusses tree bark art with anthropology students

‘Ethnographic Detective’ Adrienne Kaeppler Visits IU

We speak with anthropologist Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution about the Holophusicon, a pioneering 18th-century natural history museum.

November 19, 2012

 

Cover of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, showing Vonnegut in trench coat and cap

Kurt Vonnegut’s Life in Letters

A new book of letters by Kurt Vonnegut shows his verbal wit, warmth toward his children, and anger at having his books pulled from a school curriculum.

August 29, 2012

 

four men speak in front of microphones on a street.

Spoken Word At The Fourth Street Festival

Poets, playwrights, novelists and short story writers put their words on stage at Fourth Street.

August 8, 2012

 

Gene Coyle, smiling, with spy novels on table top in front of him

The Art of Espionage Fiction With Former Spy Gene Coyle

Gene Coyle, IU professor and spy novelist, talks with Adam Schwartz on the art of the spy novel and recommends some of his favorites in the genre.

July 24, 2012

 

a portrait of a man next to the cover of a book picturing the shadow of a young boy on a chair

The Horror Of Carrying On: Coake’s Modern Gothic Debut

Christopher Coake's debut novel "You Came Back" is a bona fide ghost story channeled through the experience of grief.

July 18, 2012

 

Charles Cushman, El Paso's central district and the Franklin Mtns. from So. Santa Fe St.,

Charles Cushman’s America: All The World’s A Sunny Day

A new book by historian Eric Sandweiss reveals the man behind the camera.

May 8, 2012

 

Cabinet Men

Showers Brothers: Bloomington’s Go-Figure Success Story

Everyday life in Bloomington in the 1850s was a drama of scarce water and free-range pigs. The allure for prospective entrepreneurs was not obvious.

April 24, 2012

 

Mary Hamilton

She Knows What She Is: Mary Hamilton’s Short Short Fiction

"The shorter the story is, the more is at stake with every single word, every single image that you choose, and there’s really no room to take a breather."

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