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An Open Letter To David Letterman: We Need To Talk About John (Papa, That Is)

Nobody expects “perfection” from Ball State. But what I expect—and what I imagine you may also expect—is a willingness to reject not only bigotry, but also deep-seated, intransigent stupidity.

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The Midwest Writers Workshop Scandal

Roxane Gay sent a flurry of tweets to her 421,000 followers, blasting the MWW for its “fatphobia.”

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New History Book Explores “The Midwest’s Moment”

There’s more than small-town snoops, redneck farmers, and zealous theocrats in Indiana.

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No Filter: Hoosier Lifestyle Blogger Comes Clean

In her new book, Chasing Slow, Hoosier lifestyle blogger Erin Loechner puts her online celebrity in perspective.

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Road Trip: FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale

“This is the kind of thoughtful, made-from-scratch pub food folks in this quaint town on U.S. 36 have been craving for years.”

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The Five Best Exchanges from Letterman’s Appearance at Ball State

“We [thought] Mom was taking a nap. At 7 [or] 8 o’clock we can’t find Mom… She’d gone out to the backyard and fallen asleep. My hand to God there was a deer licking the salt off the rim of her glass.”

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Exclusive Post-Retirement Interview with David Letterman

“I see that they’re going to start handing out tickets for going slow in the fast lane. It’s going to be a demolition derby on I-465.”