FAUX REAL THO

Dispatches from Flyover Country

Here’s a tip for reporters and pundits covering the Indiana primary: If you can’t get through an article about Indiana without mentioning a certain 20-year-old sports movie, you aren’t qualified to write it. Hoosiers have been in the national spotlight over the past few weeks, and I’ve noted that many disparaging stereotypes make it into the…

Continue Reading

1

Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival

The Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival is typically the last summer festival in the Greater Lafayette area. They always draw a fabulous crowd of music-lovers and excellent regional musicians who fill the historic downtown area with a night of jazz, blues, and dancing. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening. I was thrilled…

Continue Reading

view of Lafayette, Indiana from the Myers Pedestrian Bridge

Indiana Insider’s Trip to Lafayette

Some of us are bittersweet enough about the GLA to wonder why someone would ever vacation here as a tourist. This fall, a family with the Indiana Insider blog did just that. On a three-day-two-night vacation, they visited Wolf Park, Bruno’s Pizza, the Farmer’s Market, McCord’s Candies, the Lafayette Brewing Co., Arni’s, Red Seven, the…

Continue Reading

Lafayette Eats: Where to Eat in the GLA

Nobody can argue that the Greater Lafayette area doesn’t have a lot of restaurants. Local mythology is that we have the greatest restaurant per capita ratio in the United States. Believe it? Depends. But that does mean that we spend a lot of Friday and Saturday nights saying, “Where do you want to eat?” “I…

Continue Reading

Ham!

Southern transplants, bacon enthusiasts, and 30 Rock fans, have I got something for you: a silly widget of a website made by Ed Finkler, the web developer, tech community organizer, and local funny guy we profiled last year.

Star City Vintage

Star City Vintage was built in order to promote my online jewelry business and solicit the opportunity to purchase jewelry in the Greater Lafayette area. This is a good example of how existing themes and tools can be utilized to throw together a nice-looking site with ease and speed.

MidCentury Jewelry

MidCentury Jewelry is a full-service jewelry store based out of Ohio, and the site was built to order with a light and airy theme with an Art Deco motif. MCJ’s previous website was built before a shop and blog could easily be integrated and hosted together, and the administrator found the old e-commerce sites difficult…

Continue Reading

3

Gallery: Scenes From the Main Street Family Mash

This weekend Bicycle Lafayette hosted their first event, the Main Street Family Mash, a mass bike ride for all ages through downtown Lafayette, in conjunction with the Fall Riverside Bike Polo Tournament. The Lafayette Police Department helped with the ride and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski came out to support the event. Photos were kindly donated…

Continue Reading

1

Banners, Logos, and Mastheads

In earlier versions of this site and during my time at Feministe, I did a lot of redesigns. This was my playground to learn the art of good design and how to use color and fonts to convey a mood for the site’s content. Many of the blog’s early designs were vintage-themed and included cheeky…

Continue Reading

1 6 7 8 9 10