It’s no surprise to anyone that NYC is brimming with guest lecturers and book signings to feed its massive bookworm population. And it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that someone who has met authors as varied as Ray Bradbury, Vanessa Garcia, Barbara Ehrenreich […]
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.
– Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist and humanitarian
I feel shame. Well, a little shame. Why? Because until 5 weeks ago, I had never heard of the dance and tradition of candombe, the Afro-Latino art form unique to Uruguay and the descendants of African slaves in the Southern region of South America. Thankfully […]
Why This Is Awesome: As I prepare to head off into the den of steel and concrete, I made myself sit back and remember what beauty wide open spaces and lack of WiFi have to offer. This is Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. And […]
Today marks the beginning of a special Twitter celebration. Monday is the official kickoff applauding those peculiar institutions in a lovely tribute titled #MuseumWeek. Well, as a proud museum nerd (all deference to the awesome @MuseumNerd, of course), I couldn’t miss an opportunity to fly […]
Why this is awesome: Indianapolis is only 1 of 2 US cities whose state name appears in their capital city moniker. (The other is Oklahoma City.) When you live in Indy, you sometimes forget that the seat of state government is mere blocks away from your favorite sports bar or boutique. Perhaps that’s why
February was a whirlwind of activity for this culture vulture. From website redesigns to fandom conventions to 12-hour work days spent behind a keyboard, I’m more than ready for March’s slow-paced amble into spring. But before our saunter becomes a trot, I have to share […]
This weekend marks the closing of a fascinating exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, the wonderful American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. For those who might not be able to make it to the museum before the exhibit ends, here are a few pictures […]