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The Briar & The Burley Celebrates 45 Years in Business

When owner Mike Fisher opened The Briar & The Burley, he thought Bloomington’s population of students and professors would be a good market for quality pipes, tobacco, and cigars. He wasn’t wrong, though times have changed.

Help Stave Off Winter’s Chill

As winter settles in, many of us look to heartier foods to keep us warm and satisfied. While filling your plate, consider trying beers to match—darker ales with a richer body and a bit more warmth from a higher alcohol content and accompanying spices. It may be just what you need to get you through a cold winter night.

Alana Wiesing, Timpanist

No major symphony in the United States has a female principal timpanist. Alana Wiesing would like to be the first. 

IU Science Fest October 21: Learn How to Do Amazing Stuff!

At IU’s Science Fest, visitors can create their own baseball-size comets using water, dry ice, dirt, and syrup. That’s just one of the many activities planned at the free event taking place October 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in several buildings across the IU campus.

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New Books from IU Press: “Chuck Taylor: All Star”

Many people own, and many more know of, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star athletic shoes. Though the basketball players they were originally designed for stopped wearing them in games in 1969, these kicks are still kicking. Today, they can be seen on everyone from Michelle Obama and Miley Cyrus to Will Smith and Kristen Stewart.

The Briar & The Burley Celebrates 45 Years in Business

When owner Mike Fisher opened The Briar & The Burley, he thought Bloomington’s population of students and professors would be a good market for quality pipes, tobacco, and cigars. He wasn’t wrong, though times have changed.

Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer & Artists’ Model

Personal trainer Brian Bourkland is a serious bodybuilder. His clients generally aren’t, but that’s fine with him. “I’m mostly interested in working with people in my generation—40s, 50s, 60s,” Bourkland says. “Everyone should be building strength and bone density to feel better long into their retirement years.”

Alana Wiesing, Timpanist

No major symphony in the United States has a female principal timpanist. Alana Wiesing would like to be the first. 

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