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Movies of the year

December 10, 2009
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Tonight, the Indiana Film Journalists Association votes for Best Film, Best Actor/Actress, etc. What would you pick?
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'Invictus': Your thoughts.

December 8, 2009
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Comments on Monday night's screening of the new Morgan Freemon/Matt Damon film.
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You-review-it Monday

December 6, 2009
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Did you indulge in Xmas offerings this weekend? Visit First Friday gallery openings? Share your thoughts.
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The Grammy Awards, 'Wonderful Life' and more

December 3, 2009
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Plus, Leguizamo's show, seen in Indy earlier this year, now has a name.
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Bon Jovi, Chesney, Matthews, etc. hitting the track

December 2, 2009
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At Churchill Downs, a star-packed music festival is coming. Could Indiana casinos follow the lead?
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IBJ Night at the Movies: 'Invictus'

December 1, 2009
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Win tickets to the new Morgan Freeman/Matt Damon film.
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You-review-it Monday

November 30, 2009
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What, besides turkey, did you indulge in this weekend?
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Review: "Chicago."

November 25, 2009
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Thoughts on Broadway in Indianapolis' presentation of the hit Kander and Ebb musical.
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You-review-it Monday

November 23, 2009
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Did your weekend include "La Boheme"? "Chicago"?
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Tis the season...for high school musicals

November 20, 2009
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An invitation to share your thespian memories.
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Touring the new Rhythm! Discovery Center

November 19, 2009
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Take a video tour--and hear a favorite drummer joke.
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Your thoughts on Civic's Carmel move

November 17, 2009
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The 95-year-old Indianapolis staple will uproot for new performing arts center.
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IBJ Night at the Movies: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

November 17, 2009
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Win tickets to a sneak preview of the new Wes Anderson film.
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You-review-it Monday

November 16, 2009
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Surely some of you did something besides watch the Colts game.
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The Muppets' greatest hits

November 11, 2009
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On the 40th anniversary of 'Sesame Street,' twelve of the many moments when the Muppets achieved greatness.
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You-review-it Monday

November 9, 2009
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For me, "Enter Love" at the Cabaret, Walter Knabe at the Evan Lurie Gallery, and more. And for you?
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More on Michael Feinstein's plate

November 5, 2009
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The artistic head of the Carmel Regional Performing Arts Center has added a Broadway show and a new NYC position to his already busy schedule.
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Ohio's urban casino future

November 4, 2009
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Can Indiana gaming halls compete with their new neighbors?
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You-review-it Monday

November 2, 2009
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Did you get to the Indianapolis Art Center's Day of the Dead? Or stick to "Paranormal Activity" at the multiplex?
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"A Christmas Story" musical to premiere...in Kansas

October 30, 2009
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The Indiana-set film has been turned into a musical with Broadway aspirations.
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Zach De Pue's trio gets an upgrade

October 30, 2009
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Time for Three becomes Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's ensemble in residence
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Casting controversy for B'way "Miracle Worker"

October 29, 2009
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Should deaf or blind actor be playing Helen Keller?
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Big screen Michael Jackson

October 28, 2009
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"This Is It" hits theaters today for an alleged limited run. Will you be there?
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Review: "Mamma Mia!"

October 27, 2009
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The ABBA musical returned to town in respectable shape.
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You-review-it Monday

October 26, 2009
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Did you spend quality time with the Symphony? Experience Andre Watts at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center? Stop in to the Indiana Repertory Theatre for opening weekend of "The Giver"?
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  1. You are correct that Obamacare requires health insurance policies to include richer benefits and protects patients who get sick. That's what I was getting at when I wrote above, "That’s because Obamacare required insurers to take all customers, regardless of their health status, and also established a floor on how skimpy the benefits paid for by health plans could be." I think it's vital to know exactly how much the essential health benefits are costing over previous policies. Unless we know the cost of the law, we can't do a cost-benefit analysis. Taxes were raised in order to offset a 31% rise in health insurance premiums, an increase that paid for richer benefits. Are those richer benefits worth that much or not? That's the question we need to answer. This study at least gets us started on doing so.

  2. *5 employees per floor. Either way its ridiculous.

  3. Jim, thanks for always ready my stuff and providing thoughtful comments. I am sure that someone more familiar with research design and methods could take issue with Kowalski's study. I thought it was of considerable value, however, because so far we have been crediting Obamacare for all the gains in coverage and all price increases, neither of which is entirely fair. This is at least a rigorous attempt to sort things out. Maybe a quixotic attempt, but it's one of the first ones I've seen try to do it in a sophisticated way.

  4. In addition to rewriting history, the paper (or at least your summary of it) ignores that Obamacare policies now must provide "essential health benefits". Maybe Mr Wall has always been insured in a group plan but even group plans had holes you could drive a truck through, like the Colts defensive line last night. Individual plans were even worse. So, when you come up with a study that factors that in, let me know, otherwise the numbers are garbage.

  5. You guys are absolutely right: Cummins should build a massive 80-story high rise, and give each employee 5 floors. Or, I suppose they could always rent out the top floors if they wanted, since downtown office space is bursting at the seams (http://www.ibj.com/article?articleId=49481).

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