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Sam Stall

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The Hoosierist: Our Bounty Of Counties

“Back in the early 1800s, when Indiana’s political map was drawn, that many counties seemed about right.”

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Book Recommendations From The Best Hoosier Authors

“I finished it, amazed that anyone had even thought of such a story.”

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Book Recommendations From The Best Hoosier Authors

“I finished it, amazed that anyone had even thought of such a story.”

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The Hoosierist: How Do Farmers Make Corn Mazes?

Though the process looks straightforward, building a proper corn maze can be a huge pain in the back 40.

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The Hoosierist: Our State’s Abundant Nudist Resorts

“Some people just want to shed those layers of clothes and feel the sun on their bodies,” says Jeffrey Baldasarre of the American Association of Nude Recreation, which is totally real and not something The Hoosierist made up.

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Quick Q&A With Frank Reich

“We’re not trying to get back to the glory days. We can learn from past victories, but we’re doing it our own way, with a new set of people.”

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The Hoosierist: Carmel’s Sickening Roundabouts

“Carmel officials insist that while citizens may bellyache about the suburb’s many roundabouts, few claim they literally cause bellyaches.”

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Speed Read: Indiana State Fair Midway

A look behind the Indiana State Fair midway.

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Quick Q&A With Laura Benanti

“I try not to be mean to Melania in my impersonations. Instead, I use her as a vehicle to satirize her husband. I don’t want to be cruel to her, because I think of her as America. We’re all reluctantly married to Donald Trump now.”

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The Future Of Broad Ripple High School

“They’re afraid of competition. They don’t want a charter school cannibalizing their student base.”

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The Hoosierist: Exotic Animals On Flights

“Quicker than you can say ‘ruining it for everyone,’ some people abused the service by attempting to board with snakes and possums.”

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The Hoosierist: Are Switchblades Legal?

“This state allows the private ownership of body armor, blow darts, brass knuckles, swords concealed in canes, billy clubs, and nunchucks.”

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Quick Q&A With Margaret Cho

“Everything’s fair game, but you need to have the skill to do it well.”

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The Hoosierist: How Safe Are Our Bike Lanes?

It depends on what you mean by “safe.”

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The Hoosierist: How Does Rowdie Bear The Heat?

“Fortunately, the person wearing the Rowdie suit has his own locker room next to the clubhouse, to which he can retire, cool down, and perhaps reflect upon his career choice.”

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