Misguided Tours Explores 
What’s Funny, Fascinating & Weird About Bloomington

BY SUSAN M. BRACKNEY Sharon Porter Phillips gushes like an excited teen with a new car as she describes her limo bus. “It has everything a limousine has, only bigger. Laser lights. Built-in ice chest. A killer sound system that vibrates the entire bus. It’s really fun,” she says. The bus is the vehicle that takes clients around town on Phillips’ Misguided Tours, which offers off-beat history, mystery, and comedy trips around Bloomington. A professional actor for more than 40 years, Phillips rubbed elbows with Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Woody Allen, and Barbra Streisand, among others, when she was acting in New York City, but followed her husband to Bloomington about 16 years ago when he came to work at […]

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Michael Uslan: Geek Makes Good

BY JEREMY SHERE This summer, as moviegoers pack multiplexes to catch The Dark Knight Rises—the latest installment in the Batman epic—most will not be acquainted with the story’s true hero. No, it’s not Batman (a.k.a. Bruce Wayne), but rather the film’s executive producer and Indiana University alum, Michael Uslan, without whose determination and decade-long struggle Batman would never have become one of the most successful franchises in movie history. “For a comic book geek like me to be in this position is simply unbelievable,” says Uslan, 60, who recently donated the bulk of his 40,000-strong comics collection to IU’s Lilly Library and whose memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman (Chronicle Books), was published last year. Uslan got his start in […]

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