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LOU'S VIEWS: From ‘Boyhood’ to an ape-run world, a year of cinematic bests

Also, see what films and performances made the Indiana Film Journalists Associations list for the best of 2014.
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LOU's Views: 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' proves it's best to shtick to what you know

The well-curated collection, loosely organized from cradle to grave, included very few duds, a few that I hadn't heard, and lots that felt like old friends.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Seeing ‘Red’ at the IRT

Factual and fictional threads weave through John Logan Tony-winning Best Play about artist Mark Rothko. The Indiana Repertory Theatre stages its local premiere
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LOU'S VIEWS: IMOCA outpost upgrades CityWay development

Applause for the efforts of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and CityWay to carve out gallery space in the well-trafficked building that also houses the Alexander Hotel.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Heartland Film Festival offerings include culture clashes, an apocalyptic short

Highlights include a documentary about debunking magician James Randi and a must-see-for-actors profile of Hal Holbrook.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Legislating libation at Indiana State Museum

The exhibit features artifacts, including a still, and a mini-church where an actor playing Indiana's own Billy Sunday, who railed against "Hell's best friend," preaches a sermon.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Actors Theatre creates a loverly ‘My Fair Lady’

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.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Eiteljorg show evokes many stories

Annual "Quest for the West" exhibition stresses the familiar over the innovative. And that's just how collectors like it.
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LOU's VIEWS: Great game hunting at GenCon 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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LOU'S VIEWS: At the Cabaret, Karen Irwin’s Janis Joplin tribute transcends

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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