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Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women’s full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM‘s ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for […]
Spalding’s first job out of Ball State University was with Indianapolis Monthly. She spent 11 happy years on the editorial staff before moving to southern California, where she penned freelance articles for a variety of magazines; co-wrote The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures: 1,001 Things You Love to Hate and The Complete Excuses Handbook: The Definitive […]
Paul came aboard as editor of Indianapolis Monthly in 1981, rising through the ranks to become editorial director of all Emmis magazines, including Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Orange Coast, and Texas Monthly, which, combined, enjoy a circulation of more than 800,000. To date, she has penned 360 monthly columns in IM, and so far, has not […]
When Gulley isn’t writing “Back Home Again” essays for Indianapolis Monthly, he is pastoring the Fairfield Friends Meeting near Indianapolis. When not doing that, he is enjoying the gushing adulation of his beautiful wife, Joan, and the profound respect of his two teenage sons, Spencer and Sam. When alone at his home in the daytime, […]
Stall joined the Indianapolis Monthly staff in 1983 as a college intern. Hard work, perseverance, and a Borgia-esque campaign of character assassination helped him rise to the position of editor—a job he left in 2000 to become a freelancer. Besides penning “The Hoosierist” column, he has also written two dozen books on topics ranging from […]
A graduate of IU’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, Kirts hails from a town in Illinois so small it didn’t have a restaurant until he was in the 8th grade. Since 2000, he’s more than made up for the dearth of eateries in his childhood, logging hundreds of meals as the dining […]
Comiskey joined the magazine in 2006, shortly after completing an MA in journalism at Indiana University. During graduate school, he served as arts & culture editor of the Indiana Alumni Magazine and wrote for newspapers throughout the state. Comiskey’s long-form features have won a number of Society of Professional Journalists Awards, and have taken him […]
A decade ago, if you had said you were opening a restaurant in Indiana with comforting farmstead dishes paired to a full 16 taps of local beers, you probably would have roused a few chuckles. A full-bodied lager to go with that root-vegetable salad? Maybe a pale ale for the trout with Brussels sprouts? Is it Black Swan Brewpub’s location just off I-70 west of the city or its stark, neo–machine shed decor that makes the proposition still a bit surprising? Whatever the case, this gastropub arrives just as the state’s ascendant beer scene is becoming a bona fide movement. Who wouldn’t want to pull off on the long haul for a plate of sweet-potato gnocchi with braised duck or a Hoosier bison burger with truffled frites?