Indy Film Fest: Wrecking Balls of Mediocrity Since 2004

I have cool friends doing cool things. One of those things involves the planning of the Indy Film Fest. And one of the perks of having those cool friends is tagging along to opening night of said film fest.

IMG_8645 (1)The theme of the 2015 festival is “Fearless Stories” and they are living up to that with a line-up of films that is anything but mediocre. Opening night featured “Sleeping With Other People” and did not disappoint. Never have I seen a film that so successfully combined witty banter, charming dialogue, heartfelt moments, and just the right amount of raunchy humor. Continue reading

Solvitur Ambulando: Midtown Coffee Crawl 2015

In our millennial age, perhaps no other activity has captured the weekend imagination of young adults more so than the “bar crawl.” Hardly a month goes by without one’s calendar getting pummeled with invites to various holiday binge-drinking events, where one may be expected to dress as anything from Santa Claus to an Irish stereotype, all the while walking from bar to bar in one of the city’s many nightlife districts. It’s all fun, but lately I’ve grown tired of the obnoxious, drunken shenanigans, the over-priced drinks, and their subsequent hangovers. But not wanting to rid my life of the practice entirely, I’ve begun looking for other applications of the “crawl.” So this past weekend I woke up early and began the city’s first inaugural Midtown Coffee Crawl. What followed was a morning of manic energy, fleeting mental clarity, and existential dread. I should at this point warn everyone to never do this. I mean bar crawls are dangerous and all, but at least you can sleep off a day of over-drinking.

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You + Giving Sum = A Better Indy

We’ve all been there before sitting around with friends tossing out ideas to change the world in the midst of hysteria, but not actually going out and executing it. What would you say if there was an organization in your neighborhood made up of your neighbors that were coming together to execute an agreed upon idea by the community. Would that interest you?

This should interest you…

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Solvitur Ambulando: Get to Know NoIrv (North Irvington)

Throughout history, no model for conflict has reeked as much havoc and bad blood as the north/south paradigm.  The Union had the Confederacy, the Cubs have the White Sox, polar bears have penguins, and within our own city, North and South Irvington have been waging a feud for the ages.  South Irvington, or SoIrv, celebrates itself as a hotbed of cultural, historical, and educational significance. And it’s true, the southside of the neighborhood does have the majority of historical landmarks.  One only need go on the haunted tour in October to see that most of the haunted houses are south of Washington Street.  And just recently I wrote about the quaint hamlet, and all it has to offer: the Irving Circle, the former grounds of Butler University, the Benton House.  But damnit, I grew up in NoIrv, and I’ll be damned to let SoIrv win this battle without a fight.

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5 Steps to Prepare for the Indy 500

Race fans, it’s that exciting time of year again! The big day is swiftly approaching, Sunday May 24th, and it’s time to get your plan on. If you haven’t already, you should start taking action on the following.

  1. Picking Your Location at the Track

The track is huge, and you have a lot of options when it comes to location. If you are interested in watching the race, the stands are the best place to be to hear the loud engines and watch all the crashes. Your ticket in the stands also allows to walk into the infield if you so choose.

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