Chelsea Merta


Despite its groundbreaking contributions to science and society more than 60 years ago, the Kinsey Institute still maintains a system of steady research. Today researchers focus on health-related issues rather than shaking the foundations of public morality.


Jun 16, 2009 12:36 am

Let's talk about sex

When Alfred Kinsey established the Institute in 1947, the author of “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” was not anticipating shattering societal norms and standards regarding sexuality. Attempting only to uncover American perceptions of the concept of “sex” through his famous surveys and Kinsey Reports, the Institute’s Web site said Kinsey broke down religious and societal barriers to release his statistics on American sexuality.


arts  •  Oct 6, 2008 1:11 am

Artists bring the world to Bloomington

Reindeer, gently falling snow and woolen sweaters are not the first things you think of when Bloomington comes to mind. But this year Scandinavia appeared and extended its wintery hand to downtown, sharing hundreds of years of musical and cultural tradition.The 15th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival began gently this year compared to other years, opening Thursday night in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater with the Northern Realms concert. In the past, world-renowned world-fusion Balkan Beat Box explosively inaugurated Lotus Fest to begin the three day-long revelry and cultural exchange.Thousands of world music enthusiasts, including students and Bloomington residents, congregated downtown to hear a mostly new artist list. With bands spanning from Spain to Syria, Mongolia to Mexico and Brown County, Bloomington’s arguably largest cultural event delivered the rest of the world to southern Indiana.SLIDESHOW: Lotus Fest


Jun 5, 2008 6:52 pm

Let's talk about sex

When Alfred Kinsey established the Institute in 1947, the author of “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” was not anticipating shattering societal norms and standards regarding sexuality.


Jun 5, 2008 4:09 pm

Lover of Lotus Fest

While IU is still experiencing Indian summer and football season is kicking off, downtown Bloomington transforms into an international Lollapalooza: the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.


Jun 4, 2008 4:50 pm

Let's talk about sex

Morrison Hall is located in the middle of IU’s campus, resting between Goodbody and Sycamore Halls. Behind the large oak trees that shade its lawn and up the stairs that entice its guests sits the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which takes up three of the building’s floors.


Apr 22, 2008 9:32 pm

Ethiopia to Indiana

RESTAURANT REVIEW: I have to admit, I was rather skeptical when a friend suggested that I eat at “the Ethiopian restaurant” to review it. I had no idea what to expect.


arts  •  Apr 7, 2008 8:18 pm

Musicians rock out for change

Thousands of concertgoers anxiously waited, some for more than 12 hours, to get good seats for the free Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert, “Change Rocks,” in support of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama.  PODCAST:  Hoosier Headlines


Thousands of students anxiously lined Washington Street outside Sen. Barack Obama’s Bloomington campaign office and the Indiana Memorial Union Wednesday night and all day Thursday to get their hands on free Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert tickets.  PODCAST:  Hoosier Headlines


Mar 26, 2008 3:04 pm

Everybody goes to Rachael's

On Monday, my sister was in town and I wanted to take her out to lunch, but I didn’t want to take her to the typical Bloomington ethnic or pizza restaurant.


Mar 5, 2008 12:24 pm

Mo' than pizza

Voted countless times as Best of Bloomington’s Best Pizza in Bloomington, Mother Bear’s Pizza is one of IU’s most celebrated dining establishments.


Feb 21, 2008 12:00 am

Talking turkey

Hookah, Oriental carpets and ornate pottery: No, this isn’t a scene from “Aladdin.” Rather, this “whole new world” is taken directly from Bloomington’s Turkuaz Café, an authentic Turkish restaurant.


With the resignation of Cuban President Fidel Castro and the end of his 49-year-old regime, IU students and faculty members spoke about the 81-year-old leader with mixed reactions.  PODCAST:  Hoosier Headlines


Feb 7, 2008 12:00 am

Farm bar charm

FARMbloomington took Kirkwood Avenue by storm in January, when it opened its doors to the city's epicurious connoisseurs.


The Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill 3 Tuesday, allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense or sell prescription medication that could possibly induce abortion or assist suicide, including birth control pills. The bill will now move into the House of Representatives for further consideration.


In an overwhelming victory for Indiana Senate Republicans, legislators passed Senate Joint Resolution 7 Tuesday, which favors an amendment to the Indiana State Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.


Jan 24, 2008 12:00 am

Take the J Train

Ever been in a swanky jazz club on a bustling Friday night, enjoying gourmet bread rolls and flower-shaped butter pats, when a thundering train roars by, literally feet away from where you are sitting?


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