Article Archives: Bumps in the Night

Gus Grissom and Apollo 1

Al is on vacation. This column is reprinted from the February 17, 2012 edition. I’m a space kid. I was born just over a year after America launched her first man into space and I was named by my mother after that man, Alan Shepard. Many of my earliest memories … Read More

Harry Houdini and Abraham Lincoln

Magician Harry Houdini had a very unlikely boyhood hero — a hero adored by a generation before Houdini’s 1874 birth and a hero worshiped by generations hence. Harry Houdini’s hero was Abraham Lincoln. Houdini’s devotion to Lincoln could be found on stage during his shows. He traveled with a pet … Read More

The Feral Cats of Disneyland

Al Hunter is on vacation. This is a re-run of a column from February, 2014 At last count, there were 35 official Walt Disney cats. Figaro, Lucifer, Cheshire, Bagheera, Shere Khan, Thomas O’Malley, Duchess, Tigger, Rufus, Oliver, Dinah, Mufasa, Simba, Nala, Scar, all of those Aristocats, and who can forget … Read More

Philo T. Farnsworth

Al Hunter is on vacation. This is a reprint of his column in the Aug. 12, 2011 issue of the Weekly View. Last month we took our family vacation to Washington D.C. The trip was ostensibly a journey to retrace the saga of the Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, … Read More

Breakfast with Neto: Marvin Gaye

This is the first in a series of articles that I hope will bring insight into the Indianapolis sports and pop culture history scene as seen through the eyes of former ABA Pacers All-star player Bob Netolicky. I have known Bob for well over 20 years and have had the … Read More