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Meet Racing Wiener Dogs

Five sets of paws pound the pavement, tongues lolling, tails wagging, as tutu- and bandana-clad dachshunds dash from one end of The Athenaeum’s hay bale–lined enclosure to the other. Or, at least, that’s the idea at the Wiener Dog Races, a GermanFest staple since 2008. Why dachshunds? These babies are naturals. “They’re quick dogs,” says […]

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Flashback: A Conversation with Kurt Vonnegut

Interviewer Hugh Vandivier is presently “locked up” at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis in observance of Banned Books Week. As of this posting, the Robert Weide–produced documentary about Vonnegut, referenced here, had yet to be completed.

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The Hoosierist: Pop Secret

Q: I was stunned when John Mellencamp divorced supermodel Elaine Irwin a couple of years ago. What ever happened to her?

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Scary Stories and Ghost Tours at the Athenaeum

If spending the night in one of the city’s most historic buildings is on your bucket list, or if you simply want to support the Athenaeum Foundation and walk away with a story or two to tell your coworkers, you are in luck. But you need to act fast. On Oct. 20, for the first time, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the co-owners and tour guides for UnseenPress Historic Indiana Ghost Walks and Tours will host a group of up to 50 guests as a fundraiser for the historic Athenaeum building’s foundation downtown.

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