Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

When All 'Sense' Takes Its Leave Of Us

Feb 5, 2012

The afflicted party starts to grieve without warning, compelled by unseen forces to pause mid-stride and remember an entire life's worth of regret, lost love and missed opportunity. Then, once the tears are gone, the ability to smell exits with them.

Grieving is a series of a million heartbreaks. Every morning, you wake, temporarily freed of the memory of what you've lost, only to have the memory rush in and crush you all over again. Mourning meddles with sleep and thought; it makes an hour feel like a month, and a year seem like a lifetime. Most people survive it, but not without a sense of lost time — and that they have lost something of themselves along the way.

Now that Facebook has filed to go public, there's a lot of reflection on how the social media site became the mammoth it is today. The site has gone through a lot of changes in its eight years. Remember when you had to have a college email address to join? Remember when you had to type ""?

Author Michael Sherborne’s enthusiasm for HG Well’s life AND career is contagious.  Weaving the story of HG Wells’ life with his writing, political and intellectual activities give us a robust and multi faceted picture of the man who wrote such classics as The War of the WorldsThe Time MachineThe Invisible Man and many more.


Music of love, poetry and sweets will be offered at the annual "Valentines Afternoon Delight" concert presented by the Lafayette Chamber Singers on Sunday, February 12th at Lafayette's Duncan Hall.  The group's artistic director, Clayton Lein describes this musical celebration of the many moods of love.

With the Super Bowl looming, three questions are buzzing around America: Who are you pulling for; who's singing at halftime; and where are you watching the game? And if you're hosting a party, you're also asking yourself: What am I going to feed these people?

So it's a good time to highlight a basic lesson of hosting: Nothing classes up a party — even one that's focused on watching football on TV — like good cheese.

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concert

Feb 2, 2012

The Lafayette Symphony will present its "Lollipop Concert" Friday evening at 7 at Lafayette's Long Center.  Nick Palmer, the orchestra's conductor, talks about this annual family-friendly event.

With February 14 only two weeks away, "This is NPR" is looking for love. NPR love, that is.

Throughout the year, guests of NPR programs (and some who weren't guests at all) have held up their support for public radio, all posted right here in the I Heart NPR series.

Listeners and fans have also shared their public radio love in every way you can imagine: during music festivals...

on sidewalks...

Super Bowl, Hoosier Style

Jan 31, 2012

To call Indiana "white bread" might seem like a put-down, until you consider two words: Wonder Bread.

Trumpet player, arranger, and big-band leader Dan Terry passed away last month at the age of 87. The Lafayette resident was a throwback to a time before rock-and-roll.