LouHarry

Arts & Entertainment editor

Lou Harry’s A&E
Arts blog moderator

Harry joined IBJ in 2006, having previously served as editor-in-chief of Indy Men’s Magazine and, prior to that, senior editor of Indianapolis Monthly.  A native of Wildwood, N.J., Harry has written for more than 50 publications including Variety, InTheatre, TheatreWeek, Dramatics and Mental Floss. His 30 published books include The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, Kid Culture, Creative Block, and The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A Novel. The latter, co-written with Eric Pfeffinger, has been translated into Russian and Portuguese and optioned by Warner Bros. He once took a pie in the face from Soupy Sales. A playwright and former professional stand-up comic, Harry is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and has hosted events for Indy Reads, Storytelling Arts of Indiana and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He can be seen discussing arts and entertainment Thursday mornings on WXIN-TV Channel 59.

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Recent Articles

LOU'S VIEWS: Eiteljorg show evokes many stories

September 13, 2014
Annual "Quest for the West" exhibition stresses the familiar over the innovative. And that's just how collectors like it.
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DINING: Sandwich shop pleases with cheeses

September 13, 2014
Thanks to a "Shark Tank" score, Tom + Chee is spreading. Thoughts on its first Indy location.
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LOU'S VIEWS: New/old Lichtenstein sculpture dominates IMA front yard

September 6, 2014
No question about it, "Five Brushstrokes" is bold. It's also playful and welcoming.
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DINING: In the outpost of Zionsville, a trailblazing Cowboy gets cooking

September 6, 2014
While it might sound like a naughty "Blazing Saddles" villain, Salty Cowboy is actually a worthy addition to the town's dining lineup.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Contradictions key to ‘bad feminist’ author Roxane Gay

August 30, 2014
Her harrowing first novel "An Untamed State" and essay collection "Bad Feminist" together send a clear message that the new Purdue University assistant professor is one of Indiana's leading literary lights.
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DINING: DIY restaurant Sushi Boss creates new roll model

August 30, 2014
It seems like every month, a new "pick-your-own-ingredients-and-move-down-the-line" eatery is opening, putting the pressure on diners rather than a chef to get the combination just right.
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DINING: A Utah-based chain deli piles on the meat at CityWay

August 23, 2014
Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen fills in the empty spot vacated by Orange Leaf.
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LOU's VIEWS: Great game hunting at GenCon 2014

August 23, 2014
GenCon has left behind a trail of games acquired by more than 56,000 attendees...including me. Here are my favorites, with options to please the game aficionado without scaring off the Apples to Apples crowd.
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DINING: Bar should be set a little higher on promising new taqueria

August 16, 2014
At BarRio Taco & Tequila Bar, the elements are in play but the recipe doesn't quite work yet
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Indianapolis Opera hires Stolen to help assess future

August 9, 2014
Steven Stolen, a former managing director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will work as an independent contractor for 25-30 hours per week until the target Oct. 1 completion of the evaluation.
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DINING: State Fair finds

August 9, 2014
Yes, some of it is deep fried. And it won’t be mistaken for health food. But this year's new culinary offerings at the Fairgrounds showed surprising range.
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LOU'S VIEWS: At the Cabaret, Karen Irwin’s Janis Joplin tribute transcends

August 2, 2014
Sans wig, sans period costumes, sans impersonation, Irwin found the beauty in Joplin's not-pretty styling, filtering it through her own persona and sensibilities. What emerged was a show celebrating two artists
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DINING: Chicago-based Yolk changes the way CityWay does breakfast

August 2, 2014
Its Chicago prices could use a little modification, but this newcomer shows style.
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Recent Blog Posts

Ventriloquism! Red Solo cup! Butt tape! A Miss America Pageant recap.

September 15, 2014
Missed the fun from Atlantic City? Here are some highlights.
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Dance Kaleidoscope senior dancer to retire

September 12, 2014
After more than 400 performances, Liberty Harris will end her DK run with the same show with which she began.
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Lou's A&E priority list through Sept. 17

September 10, 2014
Indy Jazz Fest, Kevin Kline's return to IU, and more among this week's choices.
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Mellencamp announces tour dates

September 10, 2014
Schedule begins and ends in Indiana with shows in South Bend and Indianapolis.
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Cardinal Stage's '1776' declared a success

September 8, 2014
Yes, its ending is as foregone as that of "Titanic." But that doesn't diminish the pleasures of this revolutionary musical.
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