Portia Maultsby

November 5, 2012

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Portia Maultsby is professor, author, co-curator, program designer, multimedia consultant, and now, a Charles Seeger Lecturer, a high honor in ethnomusicology.


Susan Seizer

October 18, 2012

Anthropologist and first-time film producer Susan Seizer has made a documentary about stand-up comics in middle America: what inspires them, what motivates them, and what makes them funny.


‘I am your opus …’

September 28, 2012

During a fall semester at IU Bloomington nearly 40 years ago, I sat in a windowless room high in the tower of the Main (now Wells) Library and had my eyes opened. I was taking a class on 20th-century women writers, including H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. That class was […]


Mr. Tuba

September 28, 2012

by Harvey Phillips

Zach Coates

September 13, 2012

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Listen in as Zach Coates describes his learning curve in taking on the operatic role of Don Giovanni—the original “love ’em and leave ’em” guy (note: seducing a woman on stage is trickier than it looks).


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When the 2012 Olympics begin next week, a print by Indiana University Bloomington Professor Edward Bernstein will be on display in London. Illuminata (right), a mixed media archival inkjet print and soft pastel on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper (40″x 60″), was selected in for a competitive international exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre, sponsored by the […]


Liza Saracina

July 12, 2012

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Liza Saracina is a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a passion for the oboe, her family’s secret sauce recipe, and tap dancing. Find out more.


For thirty years, Charles Cushman documented a dying landscape in living color. From 1938 to 1969, Cushman, a 1917 IU graduate, criss-crossed the nation, driving roughly a half-million miles with his wife, Jean, and his Contax II A camera, capturing a country in transition. Along the way, he amassed nearly 14,50o color Kodachrome slides capturing […]


by Thomas P. Hustad

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Ellen MacKay’s love of Shakespeare was born when she was just 9 years old, after seeing her first Shakespeare production, Twelfth Night, at Stratford, England. Today, the associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington is is making it possible to interact with Shakespeare in a whole new way. […]