Flashback: Our liveliest arts blogs

July 11, 2008
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Somewhere between the 100th and 200th episode of any self-respecting sitcom, there's usually a moment where the cast is trapped
in a walk-in freezer , accidentally locked in a basement or otherwise stuck with each other. At that time, they get nostalgic
about past moments, the screen gets wavy, and we flash back to clips from old episodes.

Well, with over 225 blog posts logged here, I thought it a good time -- no, not to get trapped in a meat locker -- to revisit
some of our liveliest discussions.

For those who arrived late, this is a good chance to add your voices (I'm constantly surprised at how many views even months-old
postings get).

For those who follow the blog regularly, it's a chance to see how some discussins continued.

Also, consider this a thank you to those who have taken the time to post responses, supply clarifying information, and help
spark discussion. The fact is, the readers and posters have been the crucial element in making this blog as successful
as it has been. And I believe the activity here--from arts professionals and laypeople alike--has helped show that Indy does
have a passionate, interested, diverse arts audience. If you haven't posted in the past, consider this a personal invitation.

Okay, the screen is getting wavy...we're flashing back.

Should a city’s smoking ban apply to artistic efforts?
Widely different opinions came out in our discussion of Chicago’s “Jersey Boys’ going smoke-free. Click here.

You reacted strongly to Keystone Art Cinema shifting (at least, temporarily) to mainstream Hollywood fare. Click here.

Explicit content at the supermarket check out? It bothered some of you. Others said to lighten up. Click here.

A New York Times story on summer culture across the country didn’t mention anything in Indiana. Your thoughts were fascinating.
Click here.

When I raised the subject of on-stage flops, the discussion took a more philosophical turn than I anticipated. Click here.

Sex and violins? You responded to the selling of classical musicians based on sex appeal. Click here.

The pros and cons of PBS support were brought out when I raised a question a few months back. Click here.

The release of Tom Cruise’s biography led to a smart discussion of whether or not an artist’s personal life does or should
influence our appreciation of his or her work. Click here.

And, closer to home, the election of Greg Ballard got us talking about what to expect from the Mayor. Click here.

Feel free to continue the discussion on any of these points. Or suggest issues to raise here in the future.


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