Ben has enjoyed his opportunity to give notice to some of Indy’s 'nice things' with Sky Blue Window readers. He hopes you’ll find and share them too.
Dan looks back at some of his most memorable blogs at Sky Blue Window.
Jennifer draws Seinfeld-esque parallels to artists' financial challenges with education, but offers easy ways to help.
Ben continues his conversation with local musicians about their favorite homegrown inspirations.
Indiana author Peter Bjarkman chats with Dan about his latest book Cuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story.
Ben asks local visual artists to talk about their top three favorite Hoosier influences.
Best-selling author and feminist Roxane Gay answers a few Qs from Dan ahead of her visit to Butler University as part of the Visiting Writers Series.
Ben kicks off Indiana’s Bicentennial year talking to local musicians about their favorite Hoosier heroes.
Ben responds to a recent piece on millennials' musical tastes, and makes a plea to be curious, not judgmental.
Ben chats with IMA’s artist-in-residence about introducing the process of woodblock printmaking to the masses.
Instead of buying more “stuff” for others, Ben shares the best places in Indy for thoughtful presents that make meaningful connections.
The digital deluge of social media has one wordsmith worried, especially when it comes to the delivery of current political news and views.
The aesthetics of this holiday season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate.
Newly named Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will help the Hoosier state celebrate its Bicentennial Birthday by chapter and verse.
The Indiana Historical Society’s Holiday Author Fair this Saturday gives you at least 70 great ways to check off some of the names on your holiday gift list.
Jennifer learns about the local quinceañera culture -- how time and place changes the traditions of this celebration of young women.
In anticipation of Black Friday Record Store Day, Ben asks local experts for their picks and gives you a few of his own.
Carrie learns about the Trade School of Indianapolis, where cultural and creative classes are exchanged for everything from chocolate bars to good reads and flower seeds.
On the heels of releasing the band's first album, Neon Debris, and playing a packed record-release show in Fountain Square, Adam Gross of Indy Psych/Pop outfit S.M. Wolf chats with Ben.
Ahead of his visit to UIndy this Thursday, Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder chats with Dan about his writing and its worldwide impact on things that bother other people.
David Sedaris spoke to a packed house at Clowes Memorial Hall, and Carrie listened to him -- the exception to her "I read" rule.
The growing comic book industry is ever more inclusive to women, people of different ethnicities and local artistic oddballs, as Jennifer discovers browsing through The Hero House.
Indiana-connected writers reimagine Sherwood Andersen's classic novel of an Ohio town with the modern-day parody Winesburg, Indiana.
Ben offers some suggestions of upcoming music experiences to mark on your calendar for the remainder of this fall season.
Carrie learns about Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos and how it celebrates the memory of lost loved ones.
Dan talks with Dick Cady about his work coauthoring the controversial Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.
Internationally published food writer Victoria Bouloubasis to premiere her documentary film Un Buen Carnicero in Indianapolis this Thursday.
Ben and his son discover an odyssey of art and music at the Murphy Arts Center’s Little Makers event.
Dance Kaleidoscope dancers push their bodies to the limit, honing their art to perfection during practice for the upcoming iconoGlass show.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jennifer talks with Editor in Chief of Indy's new Spanish-language publication Eñe.
New page-turner, Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak inspires with true stories of recovery, redemption and remarkable survival.
Ben talks with Melissa Davis of WFYI FM 90.1, the Small Studio Sessions and the state of public radio in general.
John Green speaks wisdom, and his words come to life before Carrie's eyes at the Eitlejorg's Quest for the West kickoff.
Jennifer tags along with Mariachi Sol Jalisciense to learn more about these renowned Mexican musicians and their Hispanic heritage.
Submission deadline nears as Brick Street Poetry strives to complete its Hoosier bicentennial book of verses.
Ben weighs in on the firestorm of controversy Jessica Hopper recently sparked over sexism in the music industry.
Thoughts of Oliver Sacks get Carrie enthusiastic about the symbiotic relationship of Indy's arts and their audiences.
Translating language from one culture to another means
understanding its context -- rendering the translation an original work itself.
It's not too late to contribute a book for possible inclusion in Richard Wentworth's False Ceiling exhibit soon to be installed at the IMA.
Ben shares a unique vacation destination -- Gwen Frostic's nature-focused studio and shop in the
northwestern corner of the Great Lake State.
Do artistic and musical skills remain intact in persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia? Carrie ponders findings indicating they do.
Pop-up art show at General Public Collective to
challenge gender norms and raise funds to bring another artist to town.
'Bilingual' Dan delves into a discussion on dialects and invites readers to share their favorites.
Ben uses his blog this week to ask local musicians, promoters, fans and friends to share their top three favorite local concerts.
Indy's cultural attractions help soothe the soul and fuel an active mind and restless body, while injuries mend.
A road trip beyond her Hoosier home expands Jennifer’s awareness and provides a new appreciation for its collective cultures and differences.
A writer’s leftovers are only as good as the paper they’re written on -- and that’s not worth much for many a wordsmith these days.
Ben talks with local jazz photographer Mark Sheldon about his upcoming exhibit of Hoosier jazz legends.
During a Sex Salon gathering recently in Indy, Jennifer considered art's role throughout history in shaping society's views of S-E-X and the pertinent body parts involved.
Long-delayed encore to Southern classic
raises doubts, disillusion and dough.
On the eve of this year's Indy Film Fest, Ben gets a first look (and listen) at the festival's musically themed films.
Be Happy - or not. Feeling a full range of emotions is actually creatively productive and healthy.
Know No Stranger's Michael Runge chats with Jennifer about his career -- stepping back and moving forward.
A fatherless Father's Day evokes everlasting love and admiration for the dad who couldn't stop playing the violin.
Local TV and radio personality Dick Wolfsie mines nuggets of humor from everyday life.
The recent loss of a friend finds Ben reminiscing on shared musical memories and art's role in relationships.
Carrie welcomes the use of tiny picture characters that help convey emotions, as she learns today's Texting as a Second Language.
Want to start your own art collection, but unsure how to do it? Jennifer's five tips help get you on your way, without breaking the bank.
A voracious reader, Dan learns that recording his voice for the library's Talking Books Program proves more challenging than he imagined.