You-review-it Monday: Lotus Fest? Art vs. Art? 'Breaking Bad' finale?

September 30, 2013
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For me, the weekend included a visit to the Indianapolis Art Center's "Touchy Subjects" exhibition and some quality time around a campfire at Hoosier National Forest reading Butler U teacher Allison Lynn's novel "The Exiles." More on both in upcoming columns.

What about you? Did you get to Lotus Fest in Bloomington? Catch the Art vs. Art carnage at the Vogue? See the IRT's "The Crucible" or the Phoenix's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"? (See reviews of both here). Or just settle in at home or at a viewing party to watch the series finale of "Breaking Bad"?

What did you hear, see or do this weekend?

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  • Breaking Bad
    As a near pro couch potato, who honestly didn't get into Breaking Bad until these last 8 episodes, this was, without a doubt the best written, directed, and acted wrap up of a series I have EVER seen in my 38 years. Yes, it was exceptionally dark and full of characters you could not root for, but wow...what a creative achievement. Your move, Mad Men. Don't disappoint me.

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