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Mellencamp condo

Double Take: Homes With Indianapolis History

A Hoosier rocker’s condo and a sweet cottage with exquisite moldings both come loaded with lore.

Realty Check: Sand Castle

This upscale new build in downtown’s St. Joseph neighborhood has the verticality of the area’s signature rowhouses. But the inspiration hails from much farther away: Rosemary Beach, Florida. Both Brad Litz, one of the developers, and Alex White, the architect, vacation in the neo-urban village on the Panhandle and love the predominant aesthetic, a crisp […]


Realty Check: Want Your Own Park In McCordsville?

A water fountain reminiscent of Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid greets you at a roundabout.

The Traveler

A Day’s Drive: A Midwest Rock Climbing Guide

Rock climbing, both as a hobby and a workout, has exploded in recent years alongside the rise of functional fitness movements like November Project and Ninja Warrior. Yet Hoosiers might be surprised to learn that they need not travel to far-off locales to scale cliffs. Central Indiana alone sports three climbing gyms. For newcomers to […]

Big Shots: Preview Of Bourbon & Beyond

America’s only native spirit seems to be in everyone’s cocktail glass these days. To celebrate all things bourbon, the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond festival launches in Kentucky this weekend, boasting an ambitious lineup of music, food, and whiskey. Presented by veteran music-festival producer Danny Wimmer, the two-day event takes over Champions Park just east of […]

Travel Savvy To Paris

Whether you’ve been to Paris already or want to seem like you have on your first trip, you could use some savvier picks for places to stay, eat, shop, and visit. The Hotel Not: A chain near the Opera House Instead: Hotel L’Antoine in the Bastille Christian Lacroix designed the interiors at this boutique hotel. […]

The Dish

Taking Flight

Lindy Brown was 9 years old when she first snuck a drink from her mother’s glass of wine. Instead of uttering the ewww her mom expected, Brown started rattling off tasting notes like a schoolkid savant, early evidence of a discriminating palate that would become her professional calling card. She went on to work full-time […]

The Feed: The Lemon Bar, The Wine Market, And More

Cupcakes and doughnuts and charcuterie. Oh my! Kate Drury’s latest venture might be her sweetest one yet.

Swoon List: Taxman Fortville, Provision, And More

Start things off right with the Tuna Poke from Burger Study (28 W. Georgia St., 317-777-7770), a perfect balance of ahi tuna, smashed avocado, and wonton chips. Tacos & Tequila (1502 Main St., Speedway, 317-992-2193) offers a hearty portion of elotes, or grilled Mexican street corn, with chile powder, butter, cotija, lime juice, and mayonnaise. […]

Arts and Culture

Welcome To The Bombe Squad

Add the literary world to Martha Hoover’s ever-growing list of credits.

Q&A: Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman

Head honcho: We chatted with the man charged with terrorizing those who dare set foot at Conner Prairie in October.

Quick Q&A: Linda Åkeson McGurk

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a deeply personal argument against the current trends of “helicopter parenting” and the “professionalization of childhood.”

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