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New History Book Explores “The Midwest’s Moment”

There’s more than small-town snoops, redneck farmers, and zealous theocrats in Indiana.

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Six Best Tidbits From New Book About The Jacksons

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Andrew Luck Book Club
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Andrew Luck Takes Book Club To Airwaves

The radio program continues Luck’s support of public broadcasting and WFYI. Last year, he and his father, Oliver Luck, recorded a series of fundraising spots for the station in which they affirmed their enjoyment of National Public Radio programming.

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Because Dogs Are Cute And Indiana University Is Pretty

‘Campus Canines’ is all shining coats and wiggling butts and wet noses and fetching red bandanas and big clumsy paw—pooch “person”-ality in spades—set against golden-hour backdrops of Bloomington limestone, hardwoods, and flowers.

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Speed Read: Vinyl Destination

Downloading the latest album can’t compete with the camaraderie of Record Store Day, April 22, which brings together music mavens from all over the city.

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Q&A with Jason Zinoman, Author of the New Letterman Biography

“Dave has always been a critic’s darling. As an interview subject, though, he had a reputation for being a little prickly.”

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Exclusive Excerpt: A New Biography of David Letterman

“Look hard enough and you can see the influence of Letterman everywhere. The internet has become the home of stupid pet tricks and prankish stunts, and the baffling absurdist comedy of Late Night is now mainstream.”

James Baldwin
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Author Dan Wakefield Recalls Friend James Baldwin Ahead Of Indy Film Screening

What I remember most were his eyes—those large brown eyes that seemed to see right through you, right into your mind, and to know at once if you were speaking the truth.

Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP
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Ask Me Anything: Jane Pauley

“I have always identified my most Hoosier characteristic as being authentic. Just being myself.”

Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind
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5 Non-Goals from Hoosier Blogger Erin Loechner

Forget New Year’s resolutions. Steal this author’s twist instead.

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Second Edition: VonnegutFest Returns

The CliffsNotes guide to celebrating all things Vonnegut in 2017.

Dan Wakefield
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All the Way Home: Author Dan Wakefield on Returning to Indianapolis

Maybe the time had come to defy Kurt’s injunction against my return in his review of ‘Going All the Way,’ and instead remember his declaration that we could be writers in our hometown as well as anywhere else.

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Indianapolis Monthly Podcast: Talking Indy’s Creativity with Creative Mornings

The one where we celebrate Indy’s creativity with Brittany Mason of Creative Mornings: IND.

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Indianapolis Monthly Podcast: Election Postmortem With Adam Wren

An in-depth chat on the outcome of the election and what it all means for the city, state, and Mike Pence in the White House.

Dressing Downton
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Day Trip: Dressing Downton Fashion in South Bend

Costumes in the ‘Dressing Downton’ exhibition include hunting tweeds, formal gowns, servant get-ups, and a splendid purple number Maggie Smith wore.