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Local Pop Culture Writer Scores One For Lockdown Humor

Gregg Bender
Penhollow's longtime friend, Journal Gazette cartoonist illustrator, Gregg Bender is an expert at capturing Steve's many arts-forward moods and modes.

Fort Wayne's freelance arts and culture writer Steve Penhollow is keeping himself and his followers entertained these days with a Facebook group he started that's devoted solely to Lockdown Humor.

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Penhollow has been Fort Wayne's fixture for arts reporting since he came here from Massachussetts in 1996 to work at the Journal Gazette..

It's intentionally officious title, Quartantribulational Sequestrophe 2020, as Penhollow explains, doesn't mean anything, but is designed to sound like it does--and it's attracting members from coast to coast.

For a look at the project's purpose and somewhat unexpected popularity, WBOI's Julia Meek connected with Penhollow by phone to discuss why laughter just may be the best medicine in these challenging times.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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