Some of our favorite restaurants might never have happened without world-renowned chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters, who will visit Bloomington in April to inaugurate the IU Food Project. | Photo courtesy of Pexels, surajith s

Some of our favorite restaurants might never have happened without world-renowned chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters. Writer Benjamin Beane spoke to Waters about her visit to Bloomington on April 6-8 to officially launch the IU Food Project, which was created to address the challenges of providing sustainable food for a changing planet. Click here to read the full story.

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    Welcome to Limestone Post, a culture and lifestyle magazine for Bloomington, Indiana, and beyond! Our contributors have the voice, vision, and passion to engage you in the wide range of topics that make this such a fascinating place to live. We publish new content every couple of days, so check back often. We’d love to hear your feedback.

    March 29, 2017

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A Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK) performance of "Rufus and Rita," featuring (l-r) Dexter Griffin as the Sloth, Alejandra Martinez as Rita, and Marquese Carter as Rufus. | Courtesy photo

An opera coach at IU has been working to lessen the damage of dismantling arts education in public schools. Kim Carballo’s Reimagining Opera for Kids performs for school children, introducing them to opera and helping to “make opera not a dirty word.” LP columnist Jennifer Pacenza takes a look at ROK in Behind the Curtain. Click here to read the full story.

West Coast "Super Smash Bros." competitors, Joey “Lucky” Aldama and Binyan “Darkatma” Lin, at Smash at IUB's Full Bloom 2 tournament. | Photo courtesy of Smash at IUB

The popularity of video games has grown into full form, for both players and spectators. The Smash at IUB event on March 25, for instance, will draw nationally ranked players in one of the Midwest’s largest-attended Super Smash Bros. tournaments. Writer Dason Anderson looks into the smashing success of this and other eSports. Click here to read the full story.

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Nancy Hiller went from “cobbling together” scraps of wood in her dining room in England to owning a successful woodworking studio in Bloomington. She has also written several noteworthy books about her craft, including her latest, Making Things Work: Tales from A Cabinetmaker’s Life. Read more about Hiller and her many talents in Michael Glab’s column, Big Mike’s B-town.

Former Bloomington Mayor Tomi Allison (far right) and Indiana University Professor Emeritus Jim Allison (second from right) say our democracy is in urgent need of reform to give voices back to the majority of Americans. At Inaugurate the Revolution in January, the Allisons discussed three key efforts — instate the popular vote, eliminate gerrymandering, and create a rank-choice voting system. | Limestone Post

Democratic Reforms Needed for Your Vote to Count

Former Bloomington Mayor Tomi Allison and Indiana University Professor Emeritus Jim Allison say our democracy is in urgent need of reform to give voices back to the majority of Americans. They suggest starting with three key efforts: instating the popular vote, eliminating gerrymandering, and creating a rank-choice voting system. Click here to read the full story.

Writer Laura Reagan, a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, writes, "Life cannot exist without water. We can survive without oil by investing in renewable energy, but we cannot sustain life without clean water." This message has led many Native and non-Native people from all over the country to stream into Standing Rock by the thousands. | Limestone Post File Photo, Indiana University First Nations Educational and Cultural Center's (FNECC) 5th Annual Traditional Powwow at Alumni Hall in Indiana Memorial Union, 2015

Standing Rock Protestors: ‘Water Is Life’

Protestors at Standing Rock in North Dakota have a simple message: “Mni Wiconi” — Water is life. Or as Laura Reagan, a Bloomington resident and citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, writes, “Life cannot exist without water. We can survive without oil by investing in renewable energy, but we cannot sustain life without clean water.” Click here to read the full story.

In the so-called “post-truth” era, says Elijah Pouges, pictured here giving a lecture on media literacy at Inaugurate the Revolution in January, “the reasons to be media literate have never been so dire.” | Limestone Post

Becoming Media Literate in a ‘Post-truth’ Era

In the so-called “post-truth” era, says Elijah Pouges, a journalism student at Indiana University, “the reasons to be media literate have never been so dire.” Learning when news sources frames stories for their own agenda can help people become better consumers of the media. Click here to read the full story.

Genograms are like family trees illuminated with the patterns of good and bad behavior of your ancestors. | Photo courtesy of Pexels, Kaboompics

Know Thyself Part 3: Behavioral Patterns in Your Family Tree

Genograms are like family trees illuminated with the patterns of good and bad behavior of your ancestors. In this third and final article of Know Thyself, writer Samantha Eibling explores genograms and how the behavioral patterns in your family history may inform your behavior. But, she writes, there are ways to override the behaviors that no longer serve you. Click here to read the full story.

Fastpacking mixes "trail running for fitness and backpacking for pleasure," says adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford. | Courtesy photo

Outfitted: Fastpacking, the ‘Sexy Hybrid’ of Trail Running and Backpacking

Adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford says the best way to see more fauna and foliage on long-distance trails is by fastpacking — the “sexy hybrid” of trail running and backpacking. Calling fastpacking “the stripped-down, all-out pursuit of mileage in the forest,” he offers these tips for your first fastpacking trip. Click here to read the full story.

Writer TJ Jaeger looks at the difficult circumstances people face — and choices they have to make — when they find themselves living on the streets of Bloomington. | Photo by TJ Jaeger

Paths of Homelessness, Part 1: Your First Day

It’s your first day of experiencing homelessness. What do you do? What are your options? Where will you sleep tonight? In the first of this two-part series, writer TJ Jaeger looks at the difficult circumstances people face — and choices they have to make — when they find themselves living on the streets of Bloomington. Click here to read the full story.

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    “Everyone has an agenda — that’s why news is created. Anyone can absorb messages. [But] how you interact with the media is important.” — Katrina Overby, a doctoral candidate and assistant instructor at Indiana University’s Media School, in "Becoming Media Literate in a ‘Post-truth’ Era" by Elijah Pouges
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