Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.
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Gallery: 500 Fashion Party
Before the rain let loose over Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, IM managing editor Kim Hannel took in some of the sights. Here’s what she shared: Star drivers getting friendly with fans. Folks who love racing and Jesus. Sweet rides. Cute kids. See the full photo gallery here.