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First and Foremost, Trump Voters are People

Since Trump was elected in November 2016, pundits, scholars and the press have been tirelessly trying to understand how this non-conventional political candidate was elected. There have been hundreds of articles written and commentaries given about “studying” the Trump voter, as if they are an exotic “other,” operating on the fringes subject to examination and assessment.

What We Can Learn from Anthony Bourdain’s Legacy

When Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, he left a world in mourning and questions about what may have caused such a tragedy to occur. But instead of focusing on the way he died or what may have plagued him at the end, we would do better justice to Bourdain and his legacy by embracing one of the guiding principles that was present through his daily work: going to parts unknown and getting to know “the other.”

Stayin’ Alive: Landmark Terre Haute Music Shop Headstone Friends Still Selling After all These Years

Headstone Friends has had its doors open for business since before vinyl was cool again. In an age where retail is fighting to survive in the online world, this local business has been a Terre Haute mainstay for 48 years. And while music formats have come and gone over the years, Headstone has no plans to disappear.

Running through the Seasons: Come fall, winter, spring and summer, runner finds her outings stretch the body, open the mind

When I moved to Terre Haute from Southern California nearly two years ago, I had many expectations. I expected I would love the abundance of greenery and landscape. I expected to appreciate the friendliness of the Midwest community. And I expected to love the four seasons. What I did not expect, however, was that I would fall in love with running, and how running throughout the seasons would become a life-changing experience.

Building Bridges in Greencastle

On any given day, Chef Sal Fernandez can be found creating dishes such as artisan pizza with mushrooms and fresh mozzarella cheese, bacon- wrapped prawns and a summer melon salad with prosciutto and vinaigrette. These dishes sound like they’re straight off a five-star Italian restaurant menu in Chicago, New York or San Francisco—but they are enjoyed at Bridges Craft Pizza and Wine Bar, located in the heart of Greencastle’s historic Courthouse Square.

Young and Farming

Over the next several years, America’s farmland will evolve into something quite different than it is today. In fact, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, over the next five years—the lifespan of the next farm bill—nearly 100 million acres of U.S. farmland are expected to change ownership and will need new farmers. This is because the majority of individuals who are farming today are close to retiring, with nearly two-thirds of farmland currently managed by someone over the age

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Letting the Brush Work Its Magic: Self-taught Painter Continues Family Legacy, Creates Artistic Future

Bryan Bromstrup’s career as an artist did not start in a traditional way. He did not attend art school, nor did he train in his craft since childhood. His foray into painting began as part of a family tradition, and after watching a few episodes of Bob Ross’ “Joy of Painting.” Five years and 115 pieces later, the rest is history.

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