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Kurt Vonnegut fans and scholars from around the country gathered in Bloomington this weekend for Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence. The festival featured a number of events, including panels, speakers, musical acts and a staged reading of a musical adaptation of “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.”
Although the antiquated tradition of people sending locks of hair to their loved ones died out in the 20th century, the Lilly Library has acquired notable locks of hair since the library's establishment in 1960.
With finals week looming, many college students are beginning to experience an increased level of stress. Although next week is supposedly known as “dead week,” a week free of homework and projects so students can prepare for their finals, it is pretty much a myth. Self-care is important at any time of the year, but it is especially important during times of increased stress, so here are five ways to unwind during finals week this year.
Tamara Lindeman is the creator of the Canadian music project "The Weather Station." She and her band will make their Bloomington debut on Dec. 1 at the Blockhouse Bar. Lindeman spoke with the IDS about the history of the project, her songwriting process and why she decided to title her fourth album "The Weather Station."
Although I consider myself more fashionable than I used to be, which isn’t saying much since no one under the age of 20 can really be considered fashionable, except maybe Millie Bobby Brown, I don't consider myself a fashion expert.
It’s almost Thanksgiving. Time to brine the turkey, pop some cornbread in the oven and stir up some mashed potatoes.
Born in Bloomington on Nov. 22, 1899, Hoagy Carmichael composed several hundred songs in his lifetime, including 50 that hit record status. Community radio station WFHB will celebrate Carmichael’s birthday with a fundraising event Nov. 16 at the Fountain Square Ballroom.
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex educator and researcher. She is currently the Director for the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, author of the Kinsey Confidential column and a professor who teaches human sexuality at IU.
While most bands have a distinct genre they adhere to, Rhode Island-based Deer Tick can be classified as either folk or garage punk. Instead of continually choosing between the two styles, the band recently released two separate albums, “Deer Tick Vol. 1” and “Deer Tick Vol. 2”
Friday the 13th is considered a scary day during any month, but since it's October, this Friday should be even spookier. Check out these spooky and non-spooky events happening this Friday the 13th.
Michelle Zauner, creator of the solo experimental pop project Japanese Breakfast, wrote her debut album in the weeks after her mother died from cancer. According to the Bishop Bar’s website, she thought she would quit music entirely after that.
Some prefer not to mix their work and personal lives, but for folk band Shovels and Rope, both are intertwined. The married duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Wednesday night.
Nestled along the B-Line Trail just outside downtown Bloomington, the Cardinal Spirits patio seems like it belongs on a beachfront rather than in the middle of landlocked Indiana.
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival will be taking place this weekend, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Every year, community radio station WFHB hosts sessions with some of the festival's artists for Lotus Live. These sessions are aired on the radio before an artist’s performance at the festival, as a preview for their show. Recordings of these sessions will also be available on WFHB’s annual Lotus Live CD next fall. WFHB’s world music director Adriane Pontecorvo spoke about the artists who will be featured in this year’s Lotus Live sessions.
While comedian Dan Alten attended IU, he didn't get his start in comedy until after graduation. Alten will perform stand up comedy at 8 p.m. Thursday night at Uel Zing Coffee.
They say you are what you eat — but in today's world, where there are so many different types of diets, how are you supposed to decide? Take a look at these popular dietary options if you can't keep track of what diet you should be trying next.
George Takei is a prominent figure in American culture, whether it is from his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series or his work in LGBT activism.
Bloomington City Hall, the Pourhouse Cafe and other locations familiar to Bloomington natives are showcased in the film, “The Good Catholic.” The film, released Sept. 8, follows the story of a dedicated young priest played by Zachary Spicer, whose life is changed forever when he meets a woman who comes to confession one night.
While Bob Dylan’s renowned music has been taught in IU’s rock and roll history classes for years, Dylan himself is now returning to campus. IU Auditorium recently announced Bob Dylan & his band will be performing at the venue Oct. 29.
Brad Wilhelm has been a comedy emcee in Bloomington for more than 15 years. He has emceed at the Comedy Attic since 2008 and was the director of Rhino's Youth Center for 22 years before retiring last year.