Archive for March, 2009
“We’re relatively serious about this now in case you didn’t notice,” Omar Robinson said. A fine layer of concrete dust coats the floor inside the chilly warehouse that will become Sun King Brewery. The ambulance service’s trucks have been moved out of the room as has a custom party bus that was parked in the [...]
I know this is, like, so last week, but Jon Stewart’s face off with “Mad Money”’s Jim Cramer was of particular interest to me. For days Stewart took Cramer and CNBC to task over what he perceived to be media malfeasance, pumping up a market that was build on little more than pixie dust and [...]
Last night Star photographer Michelle Pemberton and I headed out to Shelbyville with Indy.com’s Leslie Bailey and Jesika Gunter to check out the grand opening of Indiana Live! casino’s new permanent facility. We’re putting together a big package for Indy.com the Magazine in a few weeks but here is our quick and dirty post-mortem of [...]
From The Indianapolis Star
by Phil B. Wilson with help from, well, me.
Mixed martial arts shows are popular in Indiana — sometimes for reasons that make state legislators, regulators and professional fighters bristle.
While the state has a boxing commission, there are no standards for staging an MMA show.
The Indiana General Assembly is addressing the issue, but [...]
I’ve been reading a lot of media theory lately and at the same time immersed myself in social media as a content consumer and creator. The rise of web-based news and microblogging has increased the already disproportionate focus on breaking news, what’s happening now, now, now, and it seems to be exacerbating the effect of [...]
If Wolverine deserves an origin story then Taffy do too.
The transmission in my truck started going out months ago. The blower stopped working last fall so I had gone months without heat or defrosters. My muffler and tail pipe had been laying side by side in the bed since shortly after I lost heat. When could no longer shift into third gear I decided [...]
If any of you were under the impression that ignorance and ineptitude are recent hallmarks of Indiana politics, I’ve got news for you. My sister stumbled upon evidence of legislative buffoonery dating to the turn of the last century. It appears that an Indiana man claimed to have “squared the circle,” declaring the value of [...]
I got up thinking about two things that happened recently that made me wonder how much people really think about what they say and do. The first was a conversation at work where I laid out a fair simple scheme to help Star reporters develop a “web first” workflow, building audiences online and letting print [...]
Jenny Elig and I both sing in this week’s Indy.com preview podcast. Furril.