Category Archives: Indianapolis

Chris Pratt and his ‘phantasmagorical’ career moment

With the rumors that Chris Pratt could one day crack Indiana Jones’ whip, I revisited the day last July when I asked the actor what it was like during a very special moment in his career. He called it “phantasmagorical.” Continue reading

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What I didn’t blog (enough) about in 2014

I didn’t have time to write about everything in 2014. So I decided to barnstorm through some of topics that mattered to me on some level or just kept nagging at the back of my mind. Continue reading

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Hogs, Horns and a brief history of fandom

It’s a good thing Y2K was a bunch of hot air, otherwise the memories of my first time watching college football wouldn’t be of the 2000 Cotton Bowl meeting between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas Longhorns. Continue reading

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Roll with the Life Changes

A lot can change in 11 months.
In August 2013, there was quite a bit I hadn’t done career wise. I had never covered, let alone attended, a NBA or WNBA game. I had never written about a college football or basketball game that had any lasting impact outside the Sun Belt Conference.
Even though I hope to someday be a regular reporter in the auto racing world, I had never had the opportunity to write about IndyCar or NASCAR outside the confines of this meager blog.
A lot can change in 11 months. Especially my resume. Continue reading

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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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