IU Cinema shares ‘symbol of freedom’ on big screen

When “Children of Paradise” showed up in IU Cinema’s summer line-up as part of the university’s Summer Festival of the Arts, I was ashamed of myself. The cinema’s notes refer to it as “the greatest French film of all time,” but I didn’t know much about it. (Side note: I grew up watching movies with […]

IU grad named 2012 Windgate Fellow

Opening an emailed image from newly minted Indiana University graduate Christopher White, I was unprepared for my reaction to his ceramic work “Cycle of Decay.” It features a gnarled wooden hand holding a partially deconstructed brick wall in its palm, the wall’s cracks and irregular lines sporting encroaching greenery. While I’m no art critic, to […]

Jefferson’s personal copy of Acts of Congress housed in IU’s Lilly Library

The news that George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress will soon be auctioned by Christie’s raises the question: Do other copies of the volume exist? And if so, where are they? One of them is right here on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, in the Lilly Library. Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the […]

Free yoga? Yes, please!

Over delicious Indian food the other day, a friend and I were discussing the difficulties of finding a good workout class and commiserating about our multiple, little-used exercise DVDs gathering dust about the house. (True confession: I found one just the other day that was still shrink-wrapped.) Then, she lit up while telling me about […]

Four student films to screen at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival officially opens today. Four films created by Indiana University students will be among the hundreds screened during the annual festival’s Short Film Corner. That’s more than any other university that participated in Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival. IU’s Home Pages spoke with one student crew who never dreamed […]

‘I don’t care what you do. Just live.’

CNN’s weekend edition featured a moving story about retired Jacobs School of Music faculty member Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson, who, along with her sister, survived the Holocaust by assuming new identities and performing for a musical troupe that entertained German audiences. She and her sister later came to New York City, and were students at Juilliard […]

IUPUI performance of ‘lost’ Shakespeare play catches attention of BBC

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis got some serious notice across the pond with this story in BBC News Magazine about its production of “The History of Cardenio.” Recreated and reimagined by Shakespeare scholar Gary Taylor and directed by IUPUI professor Terri Bourus, performances of the ‘lost’ play at IUPUI last month served as its debut as […]

Brain Extravaganza!

Brains are cool. That’s the message Jill Bolte Taylor — a Harvard-trained brain researcher and Indiana University School of Medicine lecturer turned author and motivational speaker following her recovery from a 1996 stroke — hopes people carry away from the installation of three-dimensional brain statues around Bloomington and the IU campus. “I want people talking […]

Summer art abounds in B-town

Summer in Bloomington includes warmer temperatures, outdoor seating at your favorite restaurant, Saturday mornings at the Farmers’ Market — and art. If you think the campus and community slows down during the summer, you’re sadly mistaken. There’s plenty to see and do in B-town over the summer, including IU’s second annual Summer Festival of the […]