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LOU'S VIEWS: Actors Theatre creates a loverly ‘My Fair Lady’

September 18, 2014
A good production needs to treat these familiar characters as people instead of icons and the songs as spontaneous bursts of emotional truth, not as a greatest-hits package.More.

Manager of Cultural Trail plans HQ projectRestricted Content

September 20, 2014
The not-for-profit that oversees the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program plans to shed its training wheels and renovate a former service station along the trail as its headquarters.More.

Lean years loom for Capital Improvement BoardRestricted Content

September 20, 2014
The Capital Improvement Board is headed for lean years, but it’s not for a lack of resources. The entity that oversees downtown convention and sports venues faces payment of two big debts.More.

DINING: Washington Street staple rises again under new name

September 18, 2014
Javier's Hacienda takes over the spot formerly occupied by El Sol. And, yes, the donkey is still there.More.



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Lean years loom for Capital Improvement BoardRestricted Content

The Capital Improvement Board is headed for lean years, but it’s not for a lack of resources. The entity that oversees downtown convention and sports venues faces payment of two big debts.More.

HETRICK: If you rely on air and water, you’ll want to read this

At the Statehouse, the crime in progress is voluntary bondage—not in the sexual sense, but what calls “the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control.”More.

COTA: Resolution-boosting apps help New Year self-help prospects

The good news: We’re living in a world where there are amazing tools available to help guide your way. Here are a few of my favorites:More.

BASILE: Getting to Cuba isn’t easy, but rewards are worth it

The Cuba we found was quite different from the Cuba of 1958, frequently portrayed in books and movies. Instead, of neon and casinos, we found crumbling buildings and functioning 1940s and 1950s American cars.More.

Questioning Obama, Favre and the CIB's $50 millionRestricted Content

It's the season for bailouts—banks, businesses, capital improvement boards are all standing on street corners shaking empty Burger King cups at passing taxpayers.More.

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Indianapolis shows up peer cities in attracting the young and educated

Cities must woo people while they’re young—in their 20s or early 30s—because after that age, people tend to hunker down. The Indianapolis area apparently appeals to at least two key groups of young people—particularly those already married, according to a new study by researchers at IUPUI.More.

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  1. Great article and post scripts by Mike L (Great addition to IBJ BTW). Bobby's stubborn as a mule, and doubt if he ever comes back to IU. But the love he would receive would be enormous. Hope he shows some time, but not counting on it.

  2. 1/2 of the odd couple!

  3. They don't call rural Pennsylvannia "Pennsyl-tucky" for nothing. While your letter is a noble gesture, it will be a quick trip from the opening of the letter to the garbage can. You live in Indiana, Lou, a state where starting to change clocks twice a year was (and in some places still is) seen as a massive imposition of government authority and upsetting the natural order of things. If you need a refresher course, go back and look at the county by county breakdown of the Lugar-Mourdock race to find out just how people vote when they are pissed off at something or someone. You see it as a free speech issue. I see it as a school superintendent trying to avoid the hornets nest of aroused parents mobilized to "protect" their children from whatever they are afraid of. This isn't about the kids and what they are exposed to, it's about he parents that would have reacted, freaked out, and mobilized politically, (and likely won.) because a school tried to impose "values" that aren't acceptable at the family dinner table. All your letter does is help prove the self fulfilling prophecy of the parents who don't need a bunch of outside artistic elites coming in trying to dictate the standards of their own community. You don't vote in those elections and neither do the kids. The parents, however, do.