April 2014

April 2014 issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine

Vol. 37 » Issue 9

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Editor’s Note

Amanda Heckert introduces our April issue and recounts her own foray into at-home canning.


COVER STORY: Little Homestead in the City
Want to raise a chicken (or a goat)? Make your own pickles and preserves? Knit a masterpiece? Then slip on your gardening gloves, and let’s get dirty—with the ultimate guide to mastering the homespun, do-it-yourself life.

Plus A quintet of helpful, buzzworthy bee clubs; goods for your green thumb; a farmer chat; and a roundup of U-pick produce.

» WEB EXCLUSIVE: More Urban Pioneering
Coming soon: A video feature chock-full of DIY tips and ideas from an expert.

PHOTO ESSAY: Tunnel Vision
Below Indianapolis, miners from near and far are drilling the largest public-works project in city history into existence.

CRIME: In the Line of Fire
The Ten Point Coalition aims to reduce gun violence and black-on-black crime in the city’s urban core, yet it is the group and its leader, Rev. Charles Harrison, who find
themselves under attack.

THE BEAT: Short of the Goal
As the Indy Eleven take the field this month, a tragedy on the sidelines remains unsolved.

Circle City

FRONT & CENTER: Trail Blazer
A marathon diehard goes for medal number 166.

This Pacer wife loves proms.

SCIENCE: Ruff Data
A Purdue prof looks at aging through the world’s only study of old Rottweilers.

REALTY CHECK: $700K on East 86th Street
An expansive floor plan, wooded views, and the ultimate attached studio.

AT HOME: Debby Knox’s Living Room
The former WISH-TV golden girl won’t rest on her laurels—but she’s happy to display them.

STREET SAVVY: 49th & College
Original concepts in food and shopping thrive in the middle of SoBro.

TRAVELER: Bank on It
During Thunder Over Louisville Weekend, Indiana’s river towns really steal Kentucky’s—well, you know.

Shopping & Style

WANTED: Butterfly Jewelry
Which earrings to wear? Just wing it.

Finding bling in surprising places.

MY LOOK: Ashten Houpt’s Felt Fedora
A nice fit with the in-demand flask designer’s shaved sides.

SHOPTALK: The Rescuers
Don’t mind the dust at offbeat picker’s paradise Society of Salvage.

» EXTRA: Midwest Fashion Week!
The style showcase just came to town to strut its stuff, and IM was there to capture vibrant photo features on the hottest trends and looks coming down the runway.

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Arts & Culture

CULTURE COUNTER: Tanjerine Is Ripe for Expansion
From the founder of Oranje, a new event with a similar flavor.

CULTURE Q&A: Meow Meow
The cabaret star gives a naughty little peek ahead of her Columbia Club show.

CULTURE CALENDAR: Soccer, Stutz, and Seduction
A guide to the best events springing up this month.

» WEB Q&A: Poet Richard Blanco
Barack Obama’s 2012 inaugural poet will read in Indy on April 17. First, he opened up to IM about his work, family, and more.

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Eat + Drink

REVIEW: 10 West
Showcasing classy casual with imagination and culinary chops, the Cicero restaurant is a new Hamilton County gem.

FOODIE: Tini’s Brad Kime
An expanded cocktail lounge caters to a new generation that wants its MTV.

VIDEO RECIPE: Take a Crack
Eggshell Bistro divulges a sophisticated recipe for dressed-up tea eggs.

ROAD TRIP: Blackberry Farm
Epicurian nirvana at a Tennessee country resort.

REVISIT: The Gathering Bistro and Pub
IM says ahoy! to the lastest arrival at this frequent-name-changing Geist location.

TOP FIVE: Coffee Roasters
Good to the last drop!

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BACK HOME AGAIN: Executive Decision
Corporations enjoy such privilege, I think I’ll become one.
by Philip Gulley

THE HOOSIERIST: Chugging Along
Sam Stall on boho neighborhoods, an artless trail, and a bar on wheels.

DEBORAH PAUL: Modern Family
The unconventional couple I know is doing marriage right.


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