Archive for April, 2009
New York artist Annie Quick is spending this rainy April afternoon constructing her installation with the help of a couple dozen helpers. “Souvenirs and Shiny Things” opens tomorrow at the Harrison Center for the Arts and it’s really best if she explains it.
Can you give a brief explanation of the show if that’s possible?
Central Park [...]
One of our neighbors is a good ol’ boy in his middle sixties named Sonny. He didn’t talk much when we first moved in, he just waved when we’d see him out in the backyard sweeping the ground with a metal detector. This spring Sonny started talking to me more when he’d see me working [...]
If you are a fan of Indiana history you’ll want to be with me and what figures to be a crowd of other eccentric people tonight at the Irving Theater for a screening of Movers & Stakers: Stories along the Indiana National Road. The National Road aka U.S. 40 aka Washington Street has a long [...]
It’s embarrassing to admit but I panicked a little when Curtis Mead e-mailed me. He’s only three or four years older than me but that was a big difference when I was 13 and idolized the band he played bass in. A mutual friend suggested he ask me if I could help get the word [...]
The final day of my week of CrossFit was frustrating not because it was physically taxing or emotionally draining. No, it was frustrating because it never happened. But my failure to fit a fourth workout into my week provided me with the opportunity to bring what I see as the only two real drawbacks to [...]
Clay Robinson didn’t know Matty Bennett when he began planning his brewery but the interior designer was destined to have a hand in it. Bennett was born on the Summer Solstice, the centerpiece of the Mayan calendar, which coincidentally inspired Sun King Brewing Co.’s name and logo.
The designer behind Taste’s expansion and renovation as [...]
Metromix is running a local DJ contest, tournament style, and I awoke to some not so pleasant e-mails in my inbox about one of the brackets. It seems that DJ ONE (names have been withheld to protect the innocent) beat DJ TWO by a thousand votes. Which is curious because DJ ONE was trailing by [...]
I found out last night that I won an award from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for my story about personal branding. It’s not a Pulitzer but for a guy who snuck in the back door at the Indianapolis Star and was repeatedly made to feel like he didn’t belong because [...]
CrossFit Indy recently changed its schedule and “Heavy Tuesday” got moved to Wednesday. Focusing on Olympic/technical lifts, “Heavy Wednesday” takes weightlifting away from the posing mirror and sends it straight to hell.
I’ve been walking like an old freakin’ man since Saturday morning, which didn’t give me a lot of hope for my 30s. CrossFit is always nasty but its especially so when your body isn’t accustomed to the work load. I hobbled around all weekend with soreness and stiffness in my quads, hamstring and groin, wincing [...]