New First Thursdays festival puts the focus on IU’s arts and humanities, food and fun

Post by Amanda N. Marino and Karen Land of the IU Newsroom:  At IU Bloomington, Thursday will be a day of firsts. It’s the first day of September. It’s also the first time Indiana University’s Arts Plaza will be the center of a sweeping, interactive festival celebrating the arts and humanities. Welcome to First Thursdays. The inaugural event […]

The Fringe Experience: A first time in Edinburgh, defying normal

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Marino spent part of her summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is billed as the largest arts festival in the world. The Indiana University senior shared her observations with Art at IU: When I was told the population of Edinburgh, Scotland, would literally triple for the […]

‘IU Cinema Under the Stars’ partnership brings ‘E.T.’ and zombies to Starlite Drive-In

Drive-in movies are embedded in the American imagination. While that shared experience has faded into history in many communities, memories of outdoor moviegoing are still being made at Bloomington’s Starlite Drive-In. Indiana University Cinema will partner with the Starlite for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 4 to present two classic films in the classic […]

IU professor Michael Adams watches our language in the new book ‘In Praise of Profanity’

“Profanity is a stubborn fact of speech and cannot be disregarded simply because some people disapprove of it.” Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, makes this declaration well into his latest book, “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016). “There was nobody who was looking at profanity from a current cultural […]