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Contributors
Author Ashley C. Ford recently moved back to Indy from Brooklyn to participate in the everyday lives of her friends and family. “But I didn’t think much about how hard it would be to practice safe gathering during a pandemic,” she says. Her memoir (p
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Frank Lloyd Wright Chair
VINTAGE: 1989 Resides at the Samara House in West Lafayette WHEN FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT designed the spectacular Samara House in 1955, he included plans for a set of mahogany dining chairs that incorporated the home’s winged-seed theme. The only problem?
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Shawn Michael Warren, Muralist
HAD YOU HEARD OF MAJOR TAYLOR BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS MURAL PROJECT? I was familiar with who he was, but I didn’t know that he was the first African-American world champion cyclist. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DO THE MURAL IN MONOCHROME RATHER THAN COLOR?
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Slush Fun
Sun King Brewing Multiple locations, sunkingbrewing.com This springtime sipper from Sun King (stay tuned for new summer slushies) starts with the nostalgic flavors of birthday-party punch—OJ, pineapple juice, lemonade, and ginger ale. The combo gets
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C’est What?
3002 E. Washington St., facebook.com/arabellahomeindy Decorative ceramic vessels by Fountain Square Clay Center artist Felissa Joy. SPRING IS ALL about new life, and that’s exactly what’s happening in an otherwise shopping dead zone along East Washin
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Im #icymi
Ten essential tomes on Indy sports history. John Mellencamp’s Hoosier progressivism, revisited. How to grab your Crumbl Cookies in style. Editor’s note: Michael Rubino’s online essay about John Mellencamp’s song “Pink Houses” and its connection to th
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The DISH JUN
Swoon Los Angeles–based Day & Night Cereal Bar has transformed the former Johnny Rockets inside Greenwood Park Mall into a shrine to the breakfast-food aisle. The menu includes cereal mashups (available in bowl or shake form) like the Beehive, a blen
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A Tour Of The City's Best Dinning Guide
Aroma ……………………………. 85 Iozzo’s Garden of Italy …… 86 Modita ……………………………. 86 California Burger …………… 95 INCLUDES Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, Mass Ave, Mile Square COFFEEHOUSE The cinderblock shell of a former service station houses this neighbor-h
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Circle CITY JUN
Speed Read RENDERINGS COURTESY AXIS ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS, URBANSKI PHOTO BY MARCO BORGGREVE, COURTESY ISO ■
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Michael Rubino DESIGN DIRECTOR Todd Urban DEPUTY EDITOR Daniel S. Comiskey EXECUTIVE EDITOR Megan Fernandez DINING EDITOR Julia Spalding DIGITAL EDITOR Derek Robertson EDITOR EMERITA Deborah Paul CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Robert Annis, Ali
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Charlie “Hustle” Smith, Hotdog Vendor
NOT MANY FOOD VENDORS HAVE YOUR STYLE. I ask myself, “Is that someone I’d trust handling my food?” Style definitely affects a customer’s thoughts on what’s being served to them. WHERE DO YOU POST UP? We [Road Dogs] are on Monument Circle whenever Mot
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JUN GOOD Life
Wanted Step comfortably into warm weather in a pair of Ipanema sandals from the Brazilian flip-flop maker of the same name. Your sole mate exists in some combination of the line’s colors and styles, all with a geometric design inside that replicates
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Man For The Job
THIS PAST YEAR, I was asked to serve on a hiring committee for a new Quaker superintendent. Quakers don’t have bishops or cardinals. We have superintendents, who, in addition to being underpaid, lack the power to effect the growth and change we expec
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Class Rank
MICHAEL MCROBBIE swears Mitch Daniels isn’t the problem. But it has been inconvenient trying to build a legacy as Indiana University president with the headline-making former governor nearby leading Purdue University. The Atlantic, Forbes, and CNBC c
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Indy Eleven
For its eighth season, the city’s soccer team has returned to its original home, the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium at IUPUI. But everyone calls it The Mike. Tailgate in the parking lot just north of the stadium and you’ll be handed a f
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The Feed
ON QUE Branching out from its City Market counter, Gomez BBQ has opened a new East 10th Street location, adding an espresso menu to its mix of meats and sides … SHIP SHAPE Mississippi Belle is back, serving family-style meals 18 months after a fire f
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Numerology
LAST SUMMER, IN THE HEAT OF THE PANDEMIC, INDY HIP-HOP ARTISTS SEAN “OREO” JONES, SIRIUS BLVCK (AKA NIQ ASKREN), AND SEDCAIRN ARCHIVES (AKA DAVID ADAMSON) JOINED FORCES TO CREATE THE GROUP 81355. Although they had worked together in the past, 81355 (
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100 Years In, Our Mission is More Critical Than Ever
THE YEAR WAS 1922. In Indianapolis, author Kurt Vonnegut was born, Indiana Avenue was a hub for the local jazz scene and the 10th running of the Indianapolis 500 took place. Meanwhile, 10 local women came together and established the Junior League of
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Buyer Be Prepared
IN 16 YEARS as a Realtor, Will Lonnemann of F.C. Tucker has never seen a seller’s market like this before. Reasonably priced homes have dozens of offers and are pending within hours of listing. “Most buyers are offering as-is and willing to pay thous
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The TCU Amphitheater
WHILE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR CONCERTS TO RETURN, A “NEW” DOWNTOWN VENUE MATERIALIZED. The TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park represents a major makeover at the site of the former Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, which hosted “Weird Al” Yankovic a
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Chase The Rainbow
THE THREAD NOW OPEN The Vera Bradley Foundation has raised $38 million for cancer research, and it’s elevating the profile of similarly community-focused souls through a brand-new boutique, Goodmrkt, in Fort Wayne. The store carries goods from 36 sma
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Broad Ripple
Taking the work-from-home concept seriously, the new G Bloc (1) mixed-use development marries one- and two-bedroom urban lofts with sleek coworking digs, conference rooms, and a private fitness center available through tiered memberships. 841 E. 64th
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Coming To Terms
Excerpted from SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford. Copyright 2021 by Ashley C. Ford. Reprinted with permission from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved. THE MORNING I LEFT to see my father, I wore my favorite striped top and the jeans th
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Buzzworthy
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Second Course
FOR MOST of Terry Anthony’s career in telecom sales, he helped businesses solve problems. But none of those businesses were his own. When he hit 40, he thought, “Either this is going to take me home, or I’m not where I want to be,” says the former li
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Passing the Baton
BY NO FAULT of its own, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s farewell to music director Krzysztof Urbanski has certainly lacked fanfare. Canceled concerts over the last year included a pairing with pianist Dejan Lazic, who was here for Urbanski’s IS
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Pun Intended
130 miles 2 hours, 15 minutes LAST SUMMER, David Letterman and Dave Chappelle hung out on the main street of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and nobody stopped to stare. Letterman, with his geriatrichippie beard, looks like he belongs. And Chappelle actually d
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Lion King
LONG BEFORE Joe Exotic captured our quarantined hearts or animal advocates began calling foul on wild animal entertainment, Terrell Jacobs ran off to join the circus. Born in Marion in 1903, he grew up in Peru, where the circus was a way of life. The
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Smoke Show
The fourth restaurant from the FoxGardin team and owner Jake Burgess, Smoky’s Concession Stand (actually a sit-down establishment with a courtyard and live music stage) delivers on casual comfort foods. Light and crispy fried chicken arrives with a s
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