Lou Harry's A&E

Yes, you've found Lou Harry's A&E, IBJ's home for opinion, debate and discussion on arts and entertainment matters in Indy and beyond.  Thanks for stopping by.

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In England, Lynn Barber, author of the memoir "An Education," withdrew from the Books Now festival because the event organizers refused to print her photograph in the program. Why?
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Your 'District 9'/'Serenity' thoughts

So were you among those at the "District 9" or "Serenity" screenings last night? I'll admit, I had every intention of making it a double feature. But after the enthusiastic, GenCon-er packed revisit to the terrific "Serenity," I decided to opt out...
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IBJ movie night: 'District 9'

Here are two opportunities to take an early look at "District 9," the acclaimed new science fiction film about alien refugees on Earth. (More details on the film here, but isn't it a lot more fun going in without...
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IBJ movie night: 'Serenity'

There's a good chance you missed "Serenity" when it first played in theaters. The adventure from Joss Whedon (of "Buffy" fame) is one of the best reviewed science fiction films of the decade so far (88% from the top critics at
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'Racing Dreams' & more win IIFF

"Racing Dreams," an outstanding documentary about competitive karting, took the Audience Award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival earlier this evening. Its three charming teen subjects and its director were all on hand to bask in the acclaim. Other feature winners...
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