Monthly Archives: June 2014

40 years later: A look at ‘The Indy 500: An American Institution Under Fire’ by Ron Dorson

“Under Fire,” written at the time by a 29-year-old Dorson, is quite simply, a perfect time machine. It takes you back to a time when the Indianapolis 500 was truly considered a one of the marquee sporting events of the year, before the NFL was the NFL, before NASCAR stormed onto the national stage in 1979 and when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a butt in every seat for Pole Day. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ’22 Jump Street’ is something cool and knows it

Expectations and hopes have been thrust into the hands of everyone involved with the sequel and the movie acknowledges that by proudly saying “bring it on.” Continue reading

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Watching TFIOS with its target audience

While sitting in Theater One at the Landmark 12 cinema on Keystone Ave Thursday night, preparing to watch one of the earliest public viewings of “The Fault in Our Star” in order to review it for Indianapolis Monthly, I noticed one major thing: I was in the minority.

As a 23-year-old, male college student who has been reading John Green’s novels since his junior year of high school, it was clear I was not the movie’s target audience. Continue reading

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