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8 Must-See Columbus Artworks — Besides the Famed Architecture

The architecture of Columbus, Indiana, is widely hailed for its quality and innovation. Lesser known, though, are the peculiar artworks throughout the city. Writer Chris Sims and photographer Adam Reynolds explored the town to see what draws not just architectural scholars but also art lovers from across the nation. Click here to read the full story.

Major Shaming: A Jacobs School Student Defends Her Major

Since high school, Miller Susens has known what her career would be: teaching music. But now, as a cellist and junior at IU’s Jacobs School of Music, the music-education major has to answer questions like “Is music even a job?” The “major shaming,” she says, has never silenced her desire to teach. Click here to read the full story.

IU Researchers Find Hoosier Support for Trump Is Rooted in Indiana History

Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP presidential candidate, it’s been widely reported, is due to the economic anxiety of voters and to Trump’s appeal as an authoritarian. But Luke B. Wood, a research associate and policy analyst, and Matthew Fowler, a political science researcher (both at IU), argue that Trump won in Indiana for a different reason — one deeply rooted in Hoosier history. Click here to read the full story.

Friday Night Auction at Dinky’s Is Down-Home Hoosier Fun [video]

Nearly every week, people drive from miles away to Dinky’s Auction Center in Daviess County (about 60 miles southwest of Bloomington) to hunt for treasures, mingle with others, or just take it all in. Videographer TJ Jaeger recently visited Dinky’s on a late-summer evening to capture an Amish tradition — the Friday night auction. Click here to watch the video and read the full story.

Motorcycle Cannonball Run to Make Pit Stop in B-town on Sept. 13

On September 13, motorcyclists from around the world will make an overnight pit stop in Bloomington during the cross-country race Motorcycle Cannonball Run. All of the 95 motorcycles will be at least 100 years old, in an event that writer Dason Anderson calls “a grueling test of grit and mettle for both rider and machine.” Click here to read the full story.

One Year, 100 Stories — Thank You, Readers!

Editorial Director Lynae Sowinski reflects on the first 100 stories in our first year of publishing Limestone Post Magazine. We’re grateful for the gifted contributors we get to work with, the vast range of stories that our savvy readers enjoy, and the chance to cover all the important topics that make Bloomington and southern Indiana so vibrant — and so vital. The response to our magazine has been beyond our wildest expectations. Thanks to everyone involved with Limestone Post for a fantastic launch year! Click here to read the full story.

IU to Showcase Artists with Massive Monthly Festival

Recognizing the wealth of “artists and thinkers” on campus, the IU Arts and Humanities Council has created the First Thursdays Festival at Showalter Arts Plaza. The monthly event will “celebrate and showcase” a range of arts — musical, visual, performance, and other creative endeavors — free and open to the public. Click here to read the full story.

Destination Small Town: Vevay, a Small Town with Big Wine

Older than the state itself, Vevay, Indiana, was home of the first successful commercial winery in the United States. The town is also built for tourists — in the best possible way. Its 1,600 residents put on 16 festivals annually. Their flagship event, the Swiss Wine Festival, is August 25-28. Besides, how many towns have a song named after them? Click here to read the full story.

Queer Space, Post-Orlando: Can Karaoke Save the Misfit?

Many people think what’s happening at The Back Door is culturally transformative,” Zak Szymanski writes about Bloomington’s only queer bar. In a post-Orlando world, places like The Back Door, with “its diversity and ideology,” are becoming sanctuaries for the disenfranchised — and “the future of LGBT space." Click here to read the full story.

Are Market Forces Ruining B-town’s ‘Sense of Place’?

Bloomington’s downtown landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade — influenced more by college students who desire modern amenities than by longtime residents who want to preserve their hometown. Writer Sarah Gordon considers how the conflicting goals of property development and historic preservation affect our “sense of place.” Click here to read the full story.

Farm to Yarn: The Craft Part 3 of a 3-Part Series on the Life of Local Fiber

In parts one and two of her “Farm to Yarn” series, Lindsay Welsch Sveen procured yarn from its source and learned how to dye it. In this finale, she finds help with knitting “magical creations” — socks! Click here to read the full story.

200 Road Trips to Explore Hoosier Country’s 200th

Are your travel plans more likely to favor French Lick over France, or Yellowwood over Yellowstone? Do you find road maps more interesting than flight plans? If you’re tempted to hit the road this summer to explore Indiana for its bicentennial, several new books can help guide your way. Click here to read the full story.