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5 Things To Know Ahead Of This Year’s Lotus Festival

This weekend, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival takes over downtown Bloomington. The four-day event, which attracts more than 12,000 attendees each year, hosts 26 musical artists at 10 venues around the city, ranging from churches to night clubs. We asked Lotus executive director Sunni Fass for some advice on how best to navigate […]

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Throwing In The Chair: What’s Up With Bob Knight?

“I do remember that he was swearing after we went off air,” recalls one of Knight’s former ESPN broadcast crew members. “Something or other was always pissing him off.”

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Realty Check: This Has To Be The Most Spectacular Lake House In Indiana

The indoor infinity pool is just the beginning of the luxury inside this Bloomington vacation home.

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Cardinal Spirits Has the Perfect Holiday After-Dinner Drink

The potent green-walnut digestif is the product of a rich tradition of harvesting walnuts on June 24, the holy feast day of St. John the Baptist.

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Destination Dining: Topo’s 403

Upscale Mediterranean is just a short drive to Bloomington.

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13 Favorite Walk-Up Stands for Summer Treats

Where to find popsicles, tacos, jerk ribs, sundaes, and more summer staples paired with al fresco counter service.

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Maker: Dyed and True

Rowland, an artist, and Chinami, a weaver of yardage for kimonos and Japanese sashes called obi, color their cloth with indigo they grow on their Bloomington farm. Their vibrant works earned them a Martha Stewart American Made award in 2014.

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Lil Bub Makes Big-Screen Debut

Lil Bub, working alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, makes her big screen debut next month in “Nine Lives.”

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Rent Tiny Homes on a Lake in Bloomington

A cluster of rental tinies in Bloomington invites you to experience the trend without committing.

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What’s in That? Rugrats Waffle

Every other Sunday, Bea’s Soda Bar parks at Bloomington’s Hopscotch Coffee to whip up themed waffles, like this cartoon-inspired creation. Let’s hope it gets a rerun.

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Singer for the Band Diane Coffee Finds a Spark in Indiana

“Bloomington is a super-happy place, so I was in a super-happy mood while writing,” says Shaun Fleming. The result was a more upbeat record with vocal layering and lushness, a sound he describes as “Motown glam.”

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Violin Lesson

Joshua Bell and his $12 million, 302-year-old Stradivarius open the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s season September 26.

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Deep, Dark Secret

What follows, from the opening chapter, is just a hint of how creepy things get.

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Q&A with Bestselling Author Michael Koryta

“I think I get my demons out on the page. I’m a lot more lighthearted in real life.”

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The Replay: Mark Cuban, Lil Bub, and the Colts

The Colts hang fire.

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