Farewell to a fan: Grafton Trout was a true connoisseur of art, cinema and the humanities

Post courtesy of Karen Land, IU Communications arts specialist: Even if you didn’t know Grafton Trout, you might know his face. He was one of Indiana University’s greatest fans. Instead of Assembly Hall or Memorial Stadium, you might have found him at a lecture hall, the Lilly Library, IU Cinema or what is now the Eskenazi Museum […]

One-on-one with Robby Benson

This is a pretty amazing time in Btown — the IU baseball team made it back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles, underwater science researchers at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington are investigating the recent potential discovery of Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria, the Kelley School of Business made it to the big Nasdaq screen in New […]

Btown welcomes the king of the B movie

Just yesterday, I was talking to my dad about one of his favorite films: the 1979 cult classic “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” featuring the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. Dad was telling me about the day he and one of his middle-school teaching buddies decided it would be fun to show a particularly […]

Things I love

I admit, I’m a bit of a romantic, especially when it comes to IU and Btown, where I’ve lived for the last 15 years. I received a master’s degree here. Met my lovely wife my first day of school. Have two kids who are growing up great here. My 11-year-old got to rush the Assembly […]

Giving thanks

It’s Thanksgiving break week and I, for one, am grateful. This semester has felt like it’s gone by at breakneck speed, providing me with little opportunity to give thanks for some recent big happenings in Btown. Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Indiana premier of what will almost certainly become the next […]

Good vs. Bad

As the father of two young children, I often think I have a decent handle on the whole good and bad behavior thing. And yet, as any parent can tell you, defining what constitutes such behaviors can often be a difficult and dizzying proposition. Just the other day, I had a conversation with my 10-year-old […]