Kurt Vonnegut

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The New Indy Must-Do List: 26 Experiences to Try

No doubt, Indy has quite an array of intriguing things to explore, but here are 26 of the city’s most noteworthy musts.

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The New Indy Must-Do List: Show Your Hoosier Pride

Dickinson Custom Furniture & Kitchenware Indiana cutting board$56. Homespun: Modern Handmade 869 Massachusetts Ave., 317-351-0280, homespunindy.com Kurt Vonnegut finger puppet$6. Kurt Vonnegut Library Gift Store 340 N. Senate Ave., 652-1954, vonnegutlibrary.org Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Maker$5.99 to $9.99. Sold at Marsh, Meijer, Kroger, and other locations, hoosiermomma.com Studio Indiana fine-art photography books and prints $22 and […]

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IRT Play Channels Charming Vonnegut Characters

Using minimal props, lessons through song, and a stage size perfect for this occasion, the characters create an informal environment that gives the impression of improvisational theater.

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Holy Lit: Red Key Tavern Lands on Buzzfeed List

It seems the key to the heart of Indianapolis’s most notables bars will always be red.

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50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Vonnegut Memento

A toast to Indiana’s greatest literary master.

Art hanging at VonnegutFest / Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
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VonnegutFest Inspires Thoughts about Veterans Day

Spectators meandered around the exhibit regarding the art that adorns the walls of the Vonnegut Library. Excited fans gathered around Tim O’Brien outside as he signed books while leafs swirled about on a sunny morning in early November.

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Street Savvy: Mass Ave

Fabric store Crimson Tate is beloved for its whimsically patterned Indiana pillows and Harriet headbands. Find out what else we’re loving on downtown’s liveliest strip.

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Post Script: A Vonnegut-Inspired Literary Journal

This year’s edition of the Vonnegut-inspired literary journal includes contributors such as Lewis Black and Ralph Steadman.

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10 (More) Things I’ve Learned While Locked Up in the Vonnegut Library

There’s a video monitor in the library with a welcome message from Morley Safer that comes on every few minutes. At one point, it started skipping, and he sounded like Max Headroom.

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10 Things I've Learned While Locked Up in the Vonnegut Library

I’ve become aware that my coworkers and friends are watching. I’m deathly afraid that someone will compile a gag reel of me scratching or tripping over the retention wall of books that pens me in.

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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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Is Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five En Route to the Big Screen?

From Tralfamadorian aliens to Billy Pilgrim’s near-death experience, this fantastical-historical tale would surely make the most levity-laden of splashes in theaters.

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Listen Up: Authors Dan Wakefield, John Green on the Radio

You read about them in Indianapolis Monthly, now hear them on the radio: Indiana authors Dan Wakefield and John Green join host John Krull on the weekly talk show No Limits, airing on WFYI 90.1 FM on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.

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Kurt Vonnegut: A Man of Letters

In 1969, L.S. Ayres invited native son Kurt Vonnegut to sign copies of his latest novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, in the downtown department store. At earlier stops on the book tour, the literary icon had drawn throngs of fans; here, he was met with indifference—and the irony didn’t escape him. “I sold thirteen books in two hours, every one of them to a relative,” Vonnegut wrote to fellow novelist and Shortridge High grad Dan Wakefield. “Word of honor.”

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This Sunday: History Repeats on the Circle

Arguably the greatest orator you’ve never heard will get his due in the downtown spot where he spoke more than 130 years ago.