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Author Marc D. Allan

  • Marc D. Allan

    Allan spent 24 years as a newspaper reporter, the last 16 years, eight months and 20 days of that at the Indianapolis Star. Since leaving newspapers for Butler University in August 2004, he's actually had a more successful journalism career. He's written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Delta Sky magazine, the Indianapolis Business Journal, Nuvo and, of course, Indianapolis Monthly. His day job is associate director of public relations at Butler, and he also teaches there as an adjunct professor of journalism.

 

IU Grad Writes Epic Spider-Man Collection

At $125, it’s not your typical comic book. But then, Roger Stern is not your typical comic-book writer. He professed to be a diehard comic fan long before he arrived at Indiana University in the early ’70s, and would eventually teach a class there called “The Comic Book in Society.” Read more...

Tanjerine Event Makes Oranje Ripe for Expansion

“What people have experienced at Oranje is a mix of fine art and live music in a nontraditional venue,” says Ryan Hickey. “That’s what we’re going for with this, too—blending different art forms together in a unique space.” Read more...

Local Museums, Libraries Collaborate on '60s Flashback

Five museums and archival sites will show us their take on the 1960s beginning this month in a joint exhibition called “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Read more...

Post Script: A Vonnegut-Inspired Literary Journal

This year's edition of the Vonnegut-inspired literary journal includes contributors such as Lewis Black and Ralph Steadman. Read more...

Wicked Big: The Indy-Bound Broadway Hit, By the Numbers

During its first two runs in Indy, Wicked cast a spell on local audiences, sweeping in 120,000 people and $8.6 million. Those numbers got us interested in other figures from the hit musical, which returns to the Murat Theatre on Nov. 13. Read more...

We're Sold! Great Bids at Going, Going, Gone

Regarding the Flowbee, no one remembers who won, but the auctioneer made good use of the "hair today, gone tomorrow" slogan. Read more...

Flashbacks: Indianapolis International Film Festival's Big Moments

“The Tiger Next Door, a documentary that’s centered around an Indiana man who raises Bengal tigers and explores whether that should be legal. The theater was packed with people both for and against. Read more...

Weiwei Out There: Chinese Artist Breaks into the IMA

Asian-art scholar and curator Britta Erickson explains that, for many years, Ai worked with found objects—a photo he took of his head after an instance of police brutality, for example, or a pile of porcelain crabs that represents the Chinese government’s efforts to bring him into the fold. Read more...

Introducing: The Light Fantastic

“I’m a city person,” artist/designer Vito Acconci says one late-spring afternoon as he watches workmen build his first Indianapolis project, a complex series of lights and pipes in and around the sidewalk beneath the Virginia Avenue parking garage downtown. “If I see a street, I understand it.” Read more...

Flashback

Then: Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, 1995 Philly native Michael Tollin brought his first documentary to Heartland, where it won a Crystal Heart Award and became a calling card for the fledgling Tollin/Robbins Productions. Read more...