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Bill Hudnut: A Man of His Word

The beloved former mayor’s opinions are as sharp as ever. Here, he reflects on his time at the helm of Indianapolis and takes Indiana’s Republican Party to task.

Historic black and white photo of a man throwing a football from the stands to begin an NFL game.
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Backtrack: The Colts’ First-Ever Home Game

Out of the gate.

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Staff Hits 250 As Indiana Becomes 2020 Epicenter

What’s happening—and what’s next—at the intersection of Indiana politics and business?

A collage of buildings that represent downtown Indianapolis.
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Downtown Living

Make your move.

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Big Bucks

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg racked up a stunning $7 million in the first quarter of his presidential exploratory committee his campaign announced Monday, defying expectations for a candidacy that began with an email list of just 20,000.

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Backtrack: Dora Atkins

How a top Indianapolis florist planted the seeds of her own destiny.

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Jerry Hindel, Bowling Alley Owner

The sport may be struggling, but the proprietor of the city’s oldest bowling alley rolls with the changes.

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The Hoosierist: Ice Skating On Monument Circle

“Today’s urban planners would call it a great way to ‘activate’ the space. But while it was fun, it wreaked havoc on the Monument itself.”

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Season On The Rink

The years 1978 to 1985 were downtown Indy’s own Ice Age.

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Fruits of the Loop: An Unsung Milestone in Indy’s Downtown Development

Even before its grand opening, the inner loop—31 miles of interstate within I-465, built at a cost of nearly $300 million—had begun paying downtown dividends.

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Editor’s Note, June 2016: The Closing of Holy Cross

The bell tolls for the Church of the Holy Cross, a near-eastside landmark closing its doors that was beloved by members and neighbors alike.

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Big City Problems: The Super Bowl Hangover

Former Mayor Bill Hudnut was in Indy a few months back. He drew close, grasped my shoulder, and pointedly asked me, “What’s next for Indy? What are you excited about?”

And I finally had an answer.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Sports Corp’s Ripple Effects

Civic vision, opportunism, and lots of volunteerism take Indy’s sports rep from sorry to super.

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Lessons for the New Mayor of Indianapolis

The victor of this month’s election should listen to this advice from past mayors.

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Prep Schooled: Deborah Paul on the Trend’s Return

When I was this magazine’s managing editor, the editor-in-chief asked—nay, required—that I parrot the book ‘The Official Preppy Handbook,’ localizing the author’s directives. I wrote “Indy’s Guide to Prep” in 1981.

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