Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop: ‘You learn about being a craftsman’

Guest post courtesy of newsroom intern Jaclyn Lansbery: There are people who play guitars – and then there are people who build them. For five days, July 11 to 15, participants at the Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop sanded, sculpted and painted their own guitars. Ten people signed up for the third annual workshop, led by […]

Dance professor teaching self-developed methodology in Italy

Indiana University Bloomington contemporary dance professor Elizabeth Shea is spending a few weeks in Italy this summer, where she’s teaching a dance workshop based on a self-developed mind-body connection methodology. She’s teaching at Dance Italia, a three-week workshop that includes technique, repertory and improvisation courses as well as a class on “gaga,” a movement language […]

Hoosier native’s return to IU stage a homecoming of sorts

For actor Grant Goodman, performing in “Much Ado About Nothing” during the Indiana Festival Theatre season is a homecoming of sorts. Not only is the Seymour native close to his Hoosier hometown geographically, he’s also back on the IU Bloomington campus, where he attended choir and music camp as a youngster. “My dad was the […]

Nation’s oldest bibliophilic society visits Lilly’s Grolier exhibit

Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” The poetry of Browning, Longfellow and Keats. The Book of Common Prayer. Gibbons’ “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” And the works of Shakespeare, of course. Book lovers are likely to recognize many of the titles on display in the main gallery of the Lilly Library, […]

IU slang expert takes on new book, new title

Think of IU associate English professor Michael Adams as a word nerd. A grammar geek. The sultan of slang, even. Author of “Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon” and “Slang: The People’s Poetry,” Adams is expecting a new book on profanity to be published by Oxford University Press in the spring. He couldn’t […]

Renoir lithograph has temporary home at IU Art Museum

The IU Art Museum is home to a Monet, a Picasso and a Dürer, but this summer you can also see a Renoir on loan there. One of the originators of the Impressionist style, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was particularly noted for his appreciation of feminine beauty. He depicted his friends, his family and their children in […]