Category: News Features

  • The Boogie Woogie is back in B-town

    The Boogie Woogie is back in B-town

    The sixth Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival weathered the pandemic and may showcase the best celebration yet. WHEN pianist Craig Brenner launched the first Bloomington Boogies Festival in 2015, many music aficionados weren’t sure what to expect but even the term, boogie woogie, suggested high energy entertainment and a good time. In its […]

  • Grieving, loss and healing

    Bloomington native Christy Heitger-Ewing helps others when she writes about the difficult subject of suicide in your own family It is a grief that never goes away, and often only becomes bearable when it gets pushed into that locked closet in our brains, where people put things they feel they’ll never understand, never reconcile and […]

  • “Get Back” adds an invaluable look at The Beatles. But.

    Beatles scholar Glenn Gass wishes someone had captured any other phase than the Beatles’ magical misery sessions Glenn Gass is a Beatles scholar. The professor emeritus at Indiana University is known for teaching the first for-credit course on rock and roll at any major university in the country – and at IU’s prestigious Jacobs School […]

  • The Squirrel Chatterer

    The founder of the IU Squirrel Club returns for a visit with friends in Dunn Woods As the late day inched toward dusk, Emily Jones had reason to feel that it had been a very good afternoon. The Indiana University graduate and former IU employee hadn’t been back to Bloomington for more than two years […]

  • Twilight of the Poplars

    The enigmatic past of the IU office building that will soon be no more As Indiana University moves to shutter the doors of the Poplars Building and prepare for its demolition, one thing about the nondescript and flawed building will live on in IU and Bloomington history. Elvis Presley slept here. You can almost envision […]