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Amanda Heckert introduces our June issue and struggles to find "fault" with bestselling author—and IM cover boy!—John Green. ("His multifaceted empire," she writes, "makes most of us feel like chronic underachievers.")
COVER STORY: John Green Finally Goes to the MoviesEven before a director got his hands on a script circulating Hollywood (the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which hits theaters this month), the Indy author had already attained a certain degree of fame. If you still have no idea who he is, that’s all about to change.
GREENLIGHT! His Next Blockbuster Film?We're flipping through the author's other novels in search of a future hit—and casting it.
QUICK READS: John Green's Best TweetsWith 2.3 million Twitter followers, he wrote the book on connecting with readers via social media.
» WEB EXCLUSIVES: The Big Green MachineYoung-adult author John Green has gone from a publishing phenomenon to a multimedia juggernaut over the course of a few years. We've got photo outtakes from our shoot with him, plus a look at the (deep breath) 10 Best John Green Quotes We Couldn’t Squeeze Into This Month’s Cover Story.
FITNESS: Work ItJump, flip, and paddle for joy—we’ve found nine calorie-burns fit for fun summer living, plus motivation tips from the Hoosier on Bravo’s Toned Up. Ready for Zumba in the pool and spinning to Poison? Shake it to the right.
PHOTO ESSAY: Small WorldThe immigrants living and working near Lafayette Square have transformed the decaying corridor into the most diverse corner of the city.
POLITICS: Man in the MiddleSenator Joe Donnelly was a relative unknown until an upset election win thrust him into the national spotlight. Now he is working to be the country’s most moderate legislator. It’s not sexy. But he’s pretty sure it’s what you want.
THE BEAT: Turning the PageAn Indy investor saved The Saturday Evening Post. Can his daughter get America to read it?
SPEED READ: Dean NorrisFirst, Breaking Bad. Now, Under the Dome. How the Hoosier actor conquered TV.
» PHOTOS: Dean Norris's High School YearbooksBefore 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.
ASK ME ANYTHING: Rachel Hoover LekicA prodigal daughter dishes on the family restaurant empire.
CITY LIFE: Who Will and Won't Use BikesharePlus: Bikeshare 101 to get you on the right path.
NEIGHBORHOODS: 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.
REALTY CHECK: $625K in the Old NorthsideFour bedrooms, a backyard pool, and tropical landscaping.
AT HOME: A Cupcake Pioneer's Vintage Kitchen After countless Red Velvet Elvis sales, Flying Cupcake owner Kate Drury treats herself to a sweet remodel.
STREET SAVVY: 16th StreetHeading to Herron-Morton's art fair? Make time for the revitalized surroundings, too.
SHOPTALK: Life of the PartyPaper Source pushes the party envelope.
EXPERT ADVICE: Ceramic StoolsTom Myers, Kittle's Studio: "I like using garden stools in both outdoor and indoor living spaces."
WANTED: Skate ShoesNo longer just for kids. (But they are for kids who wear Prada.)
EVERYWHERE WE LOOK: Pale BeautiesYou can't fade these colors.
MY LOOK: Maggie Conner's Sequined SkirtCommunications specialist by day; by night, not afraid of a little sparkle.
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CULTURE COUNTER: Columbus Has a New AngleThe Southern Indiana architecture hub expands is lofty ambitions, starting with sculpture.
CULTURE Q&A: Brent HavensOn June 27–28, the conductor and the ISO will rock Conner Prairie with a symphonic tribute to the Eagles and Led Zeppelin.
CULTURE CALENDAR: Bell, Brews, and BalletPlus: Full coverage of Indy Pride's Circle City IN Pride Festival, Ray LaMontagne, The Book of Mormon, and the Strawberry Festival.
MORE! THE TICKET» See The Ticket, our arts-and-culture e-newsletter.» Get it delivered to you near the top of each month.
REVIEW: ThunderbirdIn a revamped 1950s music club, it offers craft cocktails, Southern fare, and Fountain Square’s coolest new hangout.
FOODIE: Endangered Species Chocolate's Whitney BembenickMeet the mastermind behind the candymaker's unusually indulgent flavors.
VIDEO RECIPE: Home SlicePizzology's head chef imparts the ingredients of a well-balanced summer pie.
FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Artisan CheeseLocal creameries go after their own wedge of the market.
Discovery: The New Old-Standard Baking Co.A roving patisserie makes decadent custom cakes, the vegan and organic way.
NEW IN TOWN: Your Local Deli and MarketSammies, house pickles, and locally made kitchenware in Irvington.
THE DISHBecause food-and-drink news is a dish best served bold. » Read The Dish blog.» Get it delivered fresh to you each week.
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BACK HOME AGAIN: Flyover CountryPlaces to cross off of your list before ever visiting. by Philip Gulley
THE HOOSIERIST: Bone AppetitSam Stall on lifeguards, cricket, and dining with canines.
DEBORAH PAUL: Amazing DisgraceWhen it comes to language—show, don’t tell.
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