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The Life and Death of ‘Kid Williams’: A Near West Side Story

Oscar Bland may best be remembered as a boxer and trainer. In the 1930s he fought as “Kid Williams,” and sometimes as “Hard Rock Williams,” on the local amateur circuit and in exhibition matches at carnivals. He wasn’t a professional, but he was respected for his talent, discipline, and showmanship.

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The Life and Death of ‘Kid Williams’: A Near West Side Story

Oscar Bland may best be remembered as a boxer and trainer. In the 1930s he fought as “Kid Williams,” and sometimes as “Hard Rock Williams,” on the local amateur circuit and in exhibition matches at carnivals. He wasn’t a professional, but he was respected for his talent, discipline, and showmanship.

14th Annual Wedding Guide: An IU Love Story

Tori Sauer had decided she didn’t want a boyfriend during her freshman year at Indiana University in 2012, but that changed quickly when a friend introduced her to Greg Price.

Bloomington Nightlife

Like the city itself, Bloomington’s nightlife scene is vibrant, diverse, and always evolving.

Bloomington’s Veterans: Their Struggles and Triumphs (COVER STORY)

Veterans have been an important part of Bloomington since its founding in 1818, when early settlers included soldiers who had fought in the Revolutionary War. David Maxwell, known as the father of Indiana University, was a surgeon in the War of 1812, and numerous campus buildings—including Maxwell Hall and Willkie and McNutt quadrangles—are named for specific veterans, while others honor veterans generally: Memorial Stadium, Memorial Union, Memorial Hall.

Brooke Bierhaus: A Young Woman Pursuing a Dream, One Cup of Coffee (or Tea) at a Time

In an era where the most common way for people to stay in touch is on Facebook, it might seem unusual for a young woman to explore the intimate ways people can connect over a cup of coffee or tea. In her documentary, The Connected Cup, Bloomington native Brooke Bierhaus examines how sharing in the age-old ritual of making and drinking co ee or tea brings people together despite the seeming barriers of race, religion, ethnicity—even language.

Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor (1934-2019): A Woman of Peace and Forgiveness

For decades, Eva Mozes Kor carried the weight of Auschwitz with her. At the age of 10, her parents and her two older sisters were murdered there by the Nazis. The fact that she and her identical twin sister survived only added to that weight. But, in the end, it wasn’t what she carried but what she finally chose to lay down that mattered most—to her and to those who will carry on her legacy.

How a Scandal Helped Change IU Forever

Founded in 1820, Indiana University is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Who knew that you could draw a line from a scandal in the university’s early days to the selection of Herman B Wells as the youngest university president in the country?

The Art of the Home [COVER] [Photo Gallery]

The transformation of a house into a home is a bit akin to magic. These four homes—two new structures built in established neighborhoods and two historic homes—celebrate that magic and showcase the art of the home.

The Magic of Color

Each of these gardens, distinctive as they are, have one thing in common—a creative use of color.

Under the Weather: How Climate Change is Messing with Monroe County

Indiana’s seasons aren’t quite what they used to be. Wet springs that lead to floods are often followed by summers with dangerously high temperatures. Winters can be strangely warm and dry, or just as easily bring record-breaking blizzards and below-zero temperatures. It’s all due to climate change—and it’s influencing what we eat, how we feel, and even how long some of us will live.

Anti-Semitism On the Rise: Where We Stand in Bloomington

There is no doubt that acts of anti-Semitism are increasing, in this country and around the world. Polls show that fewer people know about past atrocities against Jews while more hold negative feelings toward them. Here, we examine the oldest hatred—anti-Semitism—in 2019.

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