Sheltering in Style (Cover Story)

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomingtonians, like the rest of the world, found themselves spending significantly more time at home—working, home-schooling children, or just staying safe. It made us wonder, of the many homes featured in the magazine over the past 15 years, which would be some of the most stylish, most comfortable places to quarantine. Read more.

Anti-Asian Racism: The Bloomington Experience

On July 4, 1999, Liana Zhou was driving her son home from a piano lesson when she found East Third Street blocked by police. They were investigating the drive-by killing of Won-Joon Yoon, an Indiana University graduate student who was shot by a white supremacist gunman as he was leaving the Korean United Methodist Church. Read more.

Editor’s Message: A Good 15 Years

This issue marks the culmination of 15 years of Bloom Magazine. To me, 15 years really doesn’t seem so long. I have many friendships of more than 50 years. But time is relative. For Bloom Deputy Editor Sophie Bird, 15 years is practically forever. She was a tot in fourth grade when I started the magazine. Read more.

See more stories from the June/July 2021 issue here.