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Susan Salaz

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A Massive Digital Gallery Is Coming To Newfields

Newfields’ massive digital gallery, THE LUME, debuts on the top floor this month. The multisensory experience sheds light on art in a dramatic new way.

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Meet The WWII-Era Joe Exotic Predecessor From Miami County

Jungleland, the winter quarters of the Terrell Jacobs Wild Animal Circus, was a fierce example of Indiana’s circus history.

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Why Have Only Two Women Ever Driven The Indy 500 Pace Car?

Supermodel Elaine Irwin made history 20 years ago as the first woman to drive the Indianapolis 500 pace car. Only one has followed in her path.

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The Coup In Myanmar, Through The Eyes Of Indy’s Chin Community

Chin Community of Indiana board president Peter Thawnghmung speaks about the currently unfolding tragedy in his home country.

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The Civil Rights-Era Activist Who Cleaned Up Indianapolis

Long before Keep Indianapolis Beautiful had us planting trees and adopting medians, Mattie Coney campaigned for cleaner streets.

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Charles Venable’s Exit From Newfields Leaves Behind A Mess—And An Opportunity

The director’s complicated legacy provides an intriguing challenge for the next person to take over its leadership.

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Amelia Earhart Was The First Woman To Wear The Pants At Purdue

The aviator spent some of her last days as a career counselor in Lafayette, breaking the university’s stodgy norms.

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Cole Porter’s Immigration Protest… Ballet

It’s not the Hoosier’s most famous work by a long shot, but “Within the Quota” is newly resonant today.

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The Hoosier Hero Of The Iranian Hostage Crisis

Rick Kupke’s quick action during the Carter-era disaster helped lead to the hostages’ release.

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The Constitution According To Birch Bayh

The Hoosier Senate icon made his mark on our foundational document, and almost abolished the Electoral College.

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Welcome To Chindianapolis

One of the largest populations of Burmese Chin refugees in the world lives on the south side of Indianapolis.

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Fun With Dick And Jane (In Clinton County)

Zerna Sharp never had kids of her own, but her children, as she called them—Dick, Jane, and Baby Sally—became American icons as the main characters of schoolbooks used across the nation. If you were in first grade in America between 1930 and 1970, you probably learned to read with Dick and Jane—who reached the height […]

Women march in support of the ERA.
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Remembering The Indiana Women Behind the ERA

The Equal Rights Amendment was for women, by women, and largely defeated by a handful of prominent women.

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Traveler: Local Labyrinths

Roads To Recovery

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The (New) Unspoken Rules Of Drive-In Theaters

A manner-festo for social distancing under the stars.

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