Clowns have been sending out mixed signals for hundreds of years. But why is this narrative of the evil clown suddenly so compelling again?
In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.
A musical revue joins an up-and-coming folk artist with his musical—and philosophical—forebear in a kinship that transcends space and time.
Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.
TAI sends researchers around Indiana to speak with area creative types -- from weavers and instrument makers to casket builders and hoop net makers.
The new wave of unsanctioned public art-making has landed in Terre Haute. Unlike graffiti, this subversive art form is warm, fuzzy, and cute.
From the character in Bram Stoker's novel, to the various film portrayals, to the historical figure who was the inspiration for it all... Who is Dracula?
An exhibit at the Mathers Museum displays objects from different cultures that are believed to protect the user or owner from harm and to promote good luck.
When Indiana University Folklore undergrad Amanda Hotz was considering what to do for her first museum exhibit as a student curator, she knew she “wanted it to be something to do with storytelling.”