The drug-addiction epidemic in southern Indiana has defeated almost every effort people have tried to address the problem. But writer Paulina Guerrero looks into how some groups, such as the Indiana Recovery Alliance, are finding that a new method, called harm reduction, often has better results than the decades-old war on drugs. Click here to read the full story.
The architecture of Columbus, Indiana, is widely hailed for its quality and innovation. Lesser known, though, are the peculiar artworks throughout the city. Writer Chris Sims and photographer Adam Reynolds explored the town to see what draws not just architectural scholars but also art lovers from across the nation. Click here to read the full story.
Since high school, Miller Susens has known what her career would be: teaching music. But now, as a cellist and junior at IU’s Jacobs School of Music, the music-education major has to answer questions like “Is music even a job?” The “major shaming,” she says, has never silenced her desire to teach. Click here to read the full story.
Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP presidential candidate, it’s been widely reported, is due to the economic anxiety of voters and to Trump’s appeal as an authoritarian. But Luke B. Wood, a research associate and policy analyst, and Matthew Fowler, a political science researcher (both at IU), argue that Trump won in Indiana for a different reason — one deeply rooted in Hoosier history. Click here to read the full story.
Nearly every week, people drive from miles away to Dinky’s Auction Center in Daviess County (about 60 miles southwest of Bloomington) to hunt for treasures, mingle with others, or just take it all in. Videographer TJ Jaeger recently visited Dinky’s on a late-summer evening to capture an Amish tradition — the Friday night auction. Click here to watch the video and read the full story.
On September 13, motorcyclists from around the world will make an overnight pit stop in Bloomington during the cross-country race Motorcycle Cannonball Run. All of the 95 motorcycles will be at least 100 years old, in an event that writer Dason Anderson calls “a grueling test of grit and mettle for both rider and machine.” Click here to read the full story.
Don your deerstalker cap and join Cardinal Stage Company at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery! In this madcap production, Sherlock Holmes and Watson venture to Devonshire to solve the case of the Baskervilles’ inexplicable deaths. Ken Ludwig puts a wickedly fun spin on Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular Sherlock Holmes mystery — featuring five versatile actors playing dozens of roles! Read more about the show here!
Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski reflects on the first 100 stories in our first year of publishing Limestone Post Magazine. We’re grateful for the gifted contributors we get to work with, the vast range of stories that our savvy readers enjoy, and the chance to cover all the important topics that make Bloomington and southern Indiana so vibrant — and so vital. The response to our magazine has been beyond our wildest expectations. Thanks to everyone involved with Limestone Post for a fantastic launch year! Click here to read the full story.
Recognizing the wealth of “artists and thinkers” on campus, the IU Arts and Humanities Council has created the First Thursdays Festival at Showalter Arts Plaza. The monthly event will “celebrate and showcase” a range of arts — musical, visual, performance, and other creative endeavors — free and open to the public. Click here to read the full story.
The new book Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon, by award-winning journalists and IU professors Tom and Kelley French, tells the riveting story of their daughter, Juniper, who was born prematurely — at just 23 weeks. Writer and WFHB radio host Michael Glab writes about the family and their book in his first story for Limestone Post. Click here to read the full story.
Older than the state itself, Vevay, Indiana, was home of the first successful commercial winery in the United States. The town is also built for tourists — in the best possible way. Its 1,600 residents put on 16 festivals annually. Their flagship event, the Swiss Wine Festival, is August 25-28. Besides, how many towns have a song named after them? Click here to read the full story.