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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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You’re Using the Internet Wrong

“There was an early rule that if they follow you, you should follow them back, and kumbaya. But the more you narrow your focus, the more valuable your feed can become.”

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Audra McDonald Takes Gov. Mike Pence to Task

A lauded performer soon to appear in Indy took direct aim at the state’s CEO.

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Kassig Family and Friends Plead with ISIS via Twitter

Loved ones hope a social-media campaign organized around a hashtag—#JusticeForAbdulRahmanKassig—will convince his captors to spare the Indianapolis native’s life.

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Paul George Defends Ray Rice, Then Apologizes

It seems an injured Paul George has unfortunately idle hands.

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Tweets of the Week: John Green & Lance Stephenson Memes

Via @realjohngreen, “Very sad to hear of the death of Maya Angelou. She was a brilliant writer who used her platform with care and thoughtfulness. Godspeed.”

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Quick Reads: John Green's Best Tweets

@RealJohnGreen wrote the book on connecting with readers through social media. Here, a few of his most clever tweets.

Kickin It with Pat McAfee
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Pat McAfee: 'Pro Wrestling Is Something I Always Wanted to Do'

In an exclusive interview, McAfee recounted the time, just ahead of the 2009 NFL draft, when he appeared in a pro-wrestling match. Here, in his own words, is what went down.

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John Green Goes To the MTV Movie Awards

He should probably get used to the fame, as The Fault in Our Stars will surely be a juggernaut at next year’s MTV Movie Awards.

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Downtown Sign Goes Nationwide Ahead of Colts–Patriots Game

Plus, a photo of Colts-themed mustache growth that might make the neckbeard adorned Andrew Luck take to Tebowing.

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Bye, Bye Larry Birdie

There’s a lot of chirping going on today over the new Twitter logo, a similar version of the old blue bird. If you ask us, it looks like the bird just got a buzz cut and a dye job, but one of the more intentional changes is the creature’s new upward flight path. Twitter has some deep thoughts about the graphical tweak—involving the words “hope,” “freedom,” and “possibility”— but we’re more concerned about the fate of the famous logo’s Indianapolis DNA.