Indianapolis Monthly
Penrod Arts Fair

SEPTEMBER 2013

September 2013: The New Hoosier Farmers

The New Hoosier Farmers, Fall Arts Preview & More

(NOTE: Our apologies about this second helping of First Look today, but we think you'll be pleased that we've corrected the Watermelon Salad video recipe link below. Enjoy!)

Editor-in-chief Amanda Heckert introduces our latest issue and gets inquisitive about survey-taking at the IMA.

"Will the value the IMA’s curators provide—challenging our thinking with shows like Ai Weiwei’s, telling us what art we should be clamoring for—continue as the museum is democratized?"

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Features

Clowes Encounters

Clowes Encounters

Clowes Memorial Hall turns 50 this year. And while the theater has hosted some big names over the decades, the backstage stories steal the show.

GO BEHIND THE CURTAIN

We're Sold! Items That Excited Bidders at Going, Going, Gone

We're Sold!

The live-auction play Going, Going, Gone runs every month at IndyFringe. Here, items that excited bidders.

GIMME FOUR, GIMME FIVE ...

Grace Hartzel: Teen Model

Teen. Model.

The hottest new face in fashion hails from Zionsville—but what does it mean to give up the last bit of childhood for a dream?

HAVE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

Circle City

Front & Center: Horse Power

Front & Center: Horse Power

After a profitable start, what's next for #Chuckstrong?

NO HORSING AROUND

Ask Me Anything: Terry Porter

Ask Me Anything: Terry Porter

The new reality-TV "hilljack" bares his soul (and chest) Tuesday nights on Discovery Channel.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Street Savvy

Street Savvy: Main Street, Carmel

Have a bite, stroll through shops, and meet the statues.

YOUR DAY TRIP STARTS HERE

Eat + Drink

Review: Rook

Rook Report: A Dining Review

Could banh mi become our new shrimp po'boy? Ed Rudisell carves out a little space for the Saigon sub in Fletcher Place.

READ IT AND EAT

Video Recipe: Watermelon Salad

Video Recipe: Watermelon Salad

A Couple Cooks takes the fruit in a whole new direction with this sweet-and-salty creation.

DO TRY THIS AT HOME

Columnists

Back Home Again

Back Home Again: Gay Rites

When it comes to supporting same-gender marriage, I do. Let us call Indiana's prohibition against gay marriage what it is: a spiteful effort to deny one group a blessing another group enjoys.

PHIL GULLEY'S LATEST IS A MUST-READ

The Hoosierist

The Hoosierist: Smoking Section

Billowing smoke shops, park theft, and popular library books. Ask away!

SAM STALL TAKES YOUR QUERIES

Deborah Paul

Deborah Paul: Pardon My Dust

Home makeovers provide a sense of hope and expectation—a fresh start. I find the first stage of a remodel much like surgery, in that once you agree, there is no time to second-guess.

SEE DEBBIE'S NEW MUSINGS

Edited by Jonathan Scott

The Ticket Newsletter

That's The Ticket!

We just introduced our new e-newsletter, The Ticket, your guide to the best fall arts-and-culture picks in the city. Sign up to get great previews, spotlight profiles, and ...

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU

Remembering Butler Blue II

We're Feeling Blue

In the wake of Butler Blue II's death on Saturday, here's our inside look at the early years of the beloved and dearly departed mascot.

A HANDSOME TRIBUTE

Let's Get Digital

The Digital Edition

Check out the digital edition of this September issue—available across multiple platforms for your desktop, tablet, or mobile device. (We're in the Apple Newsstand app and iTunes Store to boot!)

Let's Get Digital

Back-to-School Contest

Back to School!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! Share your best first-day or -week photos—it's quick and easy to do so—and you'll automatically be entered to win a 16-GB iPad Mini. Don't procrastinate! Contest ends September 15.

HIT US WITH YOUR BEST SHOTS


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