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OCTOBER 2012

October 2012: Fall Travel, Kurt Vonnegut & more

Fall Travel, Kurt Vonnegut & more

Editor Amanda Heckert's thoughts on our latest issue, and on the appreciation that authors hailing from Indianapolis do (or don't) get in their hometown:

“The legacy of Hoosier writers—even during the ‘golden age,’ at the turn of the last century—has never been squeaky clean.”

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Features

KURT VONNEGUT: A MAN OF LETTERS

KURT VONNEGUT: A Man of Letters

In this issue, we excerpt eight missives from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. Here are two, one to his literary confidant Dan Wakefield and another to his cousin.

AND SO IT GOES ... RIGHT HERE

Best of Brown County

NEW: Best of Brown County

Over the past decade, we have asked longtime locals to tell us their favorite places to eat, shop, and disappear into the woods, and we've explored quite a bit ourselves. The result: All of IM’s best Brown County coverage, now updated and live online.

PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP NOW

Photos

Cabin Hideaway Photos

BLACK BEAUTY: Cabin Hideaway

From the Archives: Deep in Brown County, one of Indy's top designers, Lynn Smith, escapes to a contemporary rural retreat.

STEP INSIDE THIS GORGEOUS HOME

Interviews

Charles Venable

FRONT & CENTER: Charles Venable

Charles in Charge: He likes cats. Writes books. Collects flatware. Meet the IMA's new chief.

MEET HIM HERE

Delia Ephron

WHAT I KNOW: Delia Ephron

On Oct. 24, the bestselling author opens the Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts with a talk on her latest novel, The Lion Is In.

HER MUSINGS HERE

Circle City

Pattern Paper

PERFECT FORMULA: Pattern Paper

Do the math and see how two women merged their talents to premiere a new local fashion glossy.

STYLIN' AND PROFILIN'

Street Savvy: Fishers

STREET SAVVY: Fishers

A new amphitheater opens, offering the latest reason to visit the heart of this 'burb.

GET YOUR STREET SMARTS

Game Film: Medora

GAME FILM: Medora

The declining town of Medora inspires a documentary.

WILL IT BE THE TOWN'S LAST SHOT?

Food + Drink

Topo's 403

REVIEW: Topo's 403

Greek Revival: With a lavish location and a high-ranking chef, this eatery joins Bloomington's freshman class.

THE INSIDE DISH

Foodie: Great Scott

FOODIE: Great Scott

Mini-chain restaurant operator Scott Wise now thinks fresh and local.

THAT AND HIS FAVORITE THINGS HERE

NEW IN TOWN: La Chinita Poblana

Veteran chef George Muñoz sets the bar for flavor.

TRY THESE FUNKY TACOS

RECIPE: Black Walnut Cake

Every October, yards and forests around Indy grow dense with thousands of these nuts. But don't mistake them for a nuisance. They're culinary gems.

RECIPE HERE, PLUS FORAGING TIPS!

Gourd Eats, with Cinnamon Saltine Recipe

FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Gourd Eats

With a special Cinnamon Saltine bonus recipe!

GET IT HERE

Columnists

Back Home Again

BACK HOME AGAIN: Art of Darkness

The power of the pencil, and other lessons from a blackout.

PHILIP GULLEY'S LATEST

The Hoosierist

THE HOOSIERIST: Flat Wrong

Fake tenderloins, casket kings, and yellow basketballs.

HE TAKES YOUR QUERIES HERE

Deborah Paul

DEBORAH PAUL: Princess Diary

Women have spent too many years setting a lofty example to return to a petty view of adulthood.

DEBBIE STRIPS OFF THE CROWN

Edited by Jonathan Scott

John Green & Dan Wakefield

HOLY LIT, INDY

Heralded Indy authors Dan Wakefield (pictured above) and John Green went on the radio together this week. Here, our profile of Green, and Wakefield's thoughts on one of his favorite local haunts. (He edited the new collection of Vonnegut's letters, sampled at left.)

GET THE GOOD WORD

Schools List

GET SCHOOLED

Excellent educational opportunities from kindergarten through post-graduate. Learn more about Indy's options, from tuition to test scores, ISTEP+ exams to ECAs.

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