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Myrydd Wells

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The Instagrammable Holiday Bar

“We wrapped everything we could in wrapping paper and garland and lights, as excessive as we could possibly make it.”

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Indy’s Scooter Conundrum

“It created a crisis that prompted us to move faster so we could get control of the situation before it got out of control.”

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9 Things Young Hoosiers Will Never Understand Now That Sunday Alcohol Sales Are Legal

“Back in my day, we had to drive to Louisville if we wanted to get a six-pack on Super Bowl Sunday …”

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Lil Bub the Web-Sensation Cat Pairs with Oliver Winery

If you’ve wanted to meet Lil Bub, the famed “perma-kitten” with tens of thousands of followers across social networks, you may be in for a special treat.

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IU Student Newspaper Scores on ESPN

When you’re an IU alum watching nationally televised basketball games, like Tuesday’s against North Carolina, it’s fun knowing the rest of the nation is exposed to little things so familiar to Hoosiers. But it’s even cooler when something you have a close personal connection to gets time in the limelight.

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It's David Letterman's World

Letterman shook up the late-night airwaves in 1993, when—after losing the chance to host The Tonight Show to Jay Leno—he moved to CBS.

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Q&A: Jeffrey Hatcher, Writer for IRT's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted several plays, refashioning Tuesdays with Morrie and The Turn of the Screw, both of which have been performed at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. His latest show there, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was originally commissioned for the Arizona Theatre Company and received a 2009 Edgar Award nomination for Best Play. I caught up with the playwright at his show’s opening night reception at the IRT, and we talked about his vision for it and the novel choice to make Hyde a four-person role.

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Review: IRT's Jekyll & Hyde Delights Many Personalities

It seems as though my high school taught me well—when you went to the Indiana Repertory Theatre for a field trip, you dressed nice. And sure enough, a night out at the theater still seems to be quite the occasion here in Indy, with much of the crowd attending Friday’s opening night of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, the first show of the 2012-13 season, decked out in blazers, button-ups, and cocktail dresses. (See photos from the show’s opening night soirees at the IRT here.)

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Children's Museum Reveals Toy Voted No. 1 of Past Century

In the end, it was the Real American Hero who took home the gold medal, as it were, in the Children’s Museum’s interactive project, “Top 100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood.” Voters cast more than 24,000 nods online, and G.I. Joe was named the No. 1 favorite toy of the past 100 years. It seems children of the 1980s rocked the vote in full force, as Transformers landed in the No. 2 slot, followed by LEGO sets in third place. The iconic Cabbage Patch Kids proved to be underdogs, snagging the seventh spot, and Indiana native Raggedy Ann finished just outside the Top 10 at No. 11. Here’s the full Top 20 roster.

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IndyFringe, Part IV: A New Hope

[See parts I, II and III of this 2012 IndyFringe series for more on the 2012 festival.]

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IndyFringe Reviews, Part III: Did That Really Just Happen?

[See parts I and II to this 2012 IndyFringe series here and here.]

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IndyFringe Reviews, Part II: Who You Gonna Call? Spirit Fighters!

After marathoning through three shows in a row on my first IndyFringe outing, I decided to slow down a little for day two, taking in one insanely funny musical and hitting up the Beer Tent for a little Brazilian flair.

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IndyFringe Reviews, Part I: Sex, Drugs & Dysfunctional Families

When I was a high school freshman, my dream was to be the star of the stage. I performed in two plays that year, but after failing to make the musical cast the following fall, I joined the speech team and found my true calling in public speaking. These days, I’ve dropped out of the drama world completely, but whenever I see a play, I wonder what it would be like to return to the stage.  

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Children's Museum Toy Contest Rolls On

Barbie, G.I. Joe, crayons, and Silly Putty are among the top 20 toys selected in the Children Museum’s current interactive project, Top 100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood. More than 20,000 votes were cast to determine these “best” toys out of the 100 curator selections. Toy lovers now have until Sept. 7 to vote on what toys take home Olympics-inspired gold, silver, and bronze awards. (See IM staffers’ own favorites here.)

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NEW IN TOWN: Rocket Fizz

Gummy rats, bacon soda, and a five-foot-tall Spider-Man offering candy ropes are just some of the goodies encountered when entering Monument Circle newcomer Rocket Fizz (52 Monument Circle, 317-822-3499). The shop, a chain with most of its locations in California, is stocked wall to wall with glass-bottled sodas, colorful candies, and even childhood pranks, like mustachioed disguises and plastic vomit.

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