Noteworthy November 2016

We celebrate the creativity of our city’s writers and musicians.

Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana
For many of us born here, basketball is in our blood. We sometimes begin learning the X’s and O’s of a zone defense or a pick and roll as we’re taking our first steps. Phillip M. Hoose’s book, first published in 1986, has been called the book about Indiana basketball – but it’s not so much about the sport as it is about the fabric of the state. This new third edition offers fresh takes on the sport’s place in the Hoosierland today.
$27 Available at Amazon or $25.65 on Kindle

With Malice
It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. But then 18-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room with her leg in a cast, stitches in her face and no memory of the past six weeks or her senior trip to Italy. Former Fort Wayne resident Eileen Cook’s latest novel is touted as being in the same vein as “The Girl on the Train” and “We Were Liars.”
$9.99 Available at Amazon or on Kindle

Rubber Nun
Self-described “counterculture cult” rockers Heaven’s Gateway Drugs are back with a new album and a revamped lineup. And they’re bringing their “freakbeat” and West Coast psych sounds with them through 10 tracks of psychedelia reminiscent of 1968. Led by Ben Carr, the band’s psychedelic Pied Piper, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs will be touring and urging all who listen to become one with the band.
$10 Available online at

First appeared in the November 2016 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.


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