Bloomington has grown since decade one

Bloomington’s always been a small town, right? There must’ve been a long period, you think, when nothing much about it changed. And certainly Bloomington has always been dominated by IU students. They’ve always been a huge part of the city’s life. Right? But then you look at the numbers. Bloomington’s bicentennial … Continue reading

AMA: How does affordable housing get built?

Above: While the 1950s-era chalet (and the original home of Food Truck Friday) is going away, the Chocolate Moose will return to this spot in 2017. (Photo: moosebtown.com) What happened to no new luxury apartment construction until we had affordable housing development? I have been renting for 6 years in … Continue reading

Fraternities, IU, and historic city neighborhoods

The Dark Power of Fraternities: A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems — “and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.” An article on fraternities in light of the debate over the Fiji house and IU’s intent to relocate it destructively to University … Continue reading