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JUNE 2014

June 2014: John Green & The Fault in Our Stars Film

From John Green to Dean Norris, Plus a Thunderbird Review

Editor-in-chief Amanda Heckert introduces our latest issue and struggles to find "fault" with the bestselling author and IM cover boy.

"Book clubs and pop-culture fiends read TFIOS to gear up for its theatrical release [Friday]. For the moment, though, he’s ours. Let’s just hope the pride of Indy’s writing scene will end up staying here now that his star is rising. Okay, John? Okay."

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In the Spotlight

John Green Finally Goes to the Movies!

John Green Finally Goes to the Movies!

The Fault in Our Stars film releases nationwide on Friday. Before that, see Julia Spalding's profile on the man behind the story: "Whatever happens next, fans of Green’s video blogs, YouTube channels, Tumblr accounts, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds can be sure of one thing: He will keep us posted."

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Greenlight! John Green's Next Blockbuster Film?

Greenlight! His Next Blockbuster Film?

We're flipping through (and casting) the author's other novels in search of a future hit movie.

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The Saturday Evening Post Turns the Page

Turning the Page

Four decades after a businessman from Indianapolis saved The Saturday Evening Post, his daughter, Joan SerVaas, faces an even tougher challenge: getting America to read it again.

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The Survivor: Kaw Lah's Story

The Survivor: Kaw Lah's Story

One blood transfusion, two refugee camps, and 8,000 miles later, he is among thousands who have fled war-torn Myanmar to find peace (and a home) in Indy.

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Bad Boy: Hoosier Actor Dean Norris

Speed Read: 'Bad' Boy Dean Norris

First, Breaking Bad. Now, Under the Dome. How the Hoosier actor conquered TV.

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Show and Tell: Actor Dean Norris's High-School Years

Show and Tell: Norris's High-School Years

Before he became a TV star, he was a big man on campus at South Bend's Clay High School. See yearbook pics from a time when Norris still had a full head of luxurious locks.

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City Life

Where the #!*% Is Midtown in Indianapolis?

Where the #!*% Is Midtown?

This month’s Chow Down Midtown event begs the question: Where, exactly, is the emerging area? Depends on whom you ask.

SEE WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Street Savvy: 16th Street Downtown

Street Savvy: 16th Street Downtown

Heading to the Herron-Morton neighborhood's Talbot Street Art Fair? Make time for these revitalized surroundings, too.

GET THERE

Realty Check: What $625K Gets You in the Old Northside

Realty Check: $625K in the Old Northside

Four bedrooms, a backyard pool, and tropical landscaping.

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Eat + Drink

Rocks Star: A Review of Thunderbird

Rocks Star: A Review of Thunderbird

In a revamped 1950s music club, the establishment offers craft cocktails, Southern fare, and Fountain Square’s coolest new hangout. As consulting chef, Carlos Salazar assembled a menu of modified Southern dishes that are surprisingly complex for the bar-centric format.

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Recipe for Success: Mike Cunningham and Co.

Recipe for Success: Mike Cunningham and Co.

By striving to be familiar rather than chic, Cunningham Restaurant Group eats the competition’s lunch.

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Columnists

Philip Gulley: Flyover Country

Philip Gulley Talks Terrible Travel Ideas

A few places to cross off your list before ever visiting. For one: “Going on vacation in South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore is like spending a week with your ex in order to see your children.”

HEAR HIM OUT

The Hoosierist: Bone Appetit

The Hoosierist: Bone Appetit

Answers to queries about dogs in restaurants, lifeguards, and cricket. Are you harboring a question about Indy or Indiana life, culture, and history?

SAM STALL TAKES YOUR QUESTIONS

Deborah Paul: The Amazing Disgrace of Our Language

Deborah Paul Mourns Our 'Amazing' Disgrace

When it comes to language—show, don’t tell. Together, we must resist latching onto what is popular merely because it's easy.

MULLING THE OVERUSE OF CERTAIN WORDS

Edited by Jonathan Scott

 Quick Reads: John Green's Best Tweets

Quick Reads: His Best Tweets

@RealJohnGreen wrote the book on connecting with readers through social media. Here, a few of his most clever tweets.

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Five Reasons to See Laura Benanti at The Cabaret

Reasons to See Laura Benanti

She has shared the stage with numerous Broadway stars, co-owns Kristen Chenoweth's TV curse, and kills it on Twitter. Next up: slaying audiences at The Cabaret. Here she comes, Indy.

OUR PREVIEW

Stoked about The North End Barbecue & Moonshine

The North End BBQ Opens

Late Harvest Kitchen chef and restaurateur Ryan Nelson more than fills a much-needed gap in Indy’s barbecue scene with his hip new Nora-area smokehouse.

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Indianapolis Monthly Digital Editions: iTunes, Apple Newsstand, Amazon, Zinio

Digital Editions

Check out the digital edition of this April issue—available across multiple platforms—including the iTunes Store, Apple Newsstand and Amazon apps, and Zinio—for your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Let's Get Digital


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