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New at the Zoo

Baby animals, a new dolphin presentation, and a 3-mile-long Lego exhibit are a few of the things you can expect to see new at the Indianapolis Zoo this summer.

Where the #!*% Is Midtown in Indianapolis?

“The whole downtown/midtown/uptown thing started in New York because that city is narrow and vertical," says Matt Hale. "We’re a radial city growing out in every direction from the center, so it’s a stretch to say Indy has a midtown."

Indiana Backroads: Southern Exposure in Vevay

Tucked between the Ohio River and some of Indiana’s best hills, historic Vevay blends artsy, country, and quirky in a culture all its own.

The New Hoosier Farmer: Wants to Feed You Better

First planted in 2010, The Feel Good Farm is a 60-acre, certified-organic growing operation near Sheridan, where the suburban sprawl of Hamilton County gives way to a flat landscape of fields, fencerows, and barns.

Hoosiers: Gene Hackman's Classic Speech

Likely the most motivational sports exhortation of all time among many fictional examples, coach Norman Dale's pre-game pep talk to his team is brief,...

The Hoosierist: Painting Over Murals

The feds say a mural technically belongs to the artist for his or her lifetime plus 75 years. But here in the rain-soaked, sun-bleached real world, no outdoor painting survives that long.

Book Smart: Butler University's Irwin Library Turns 50

Irwin Library isn't nearly as famous as it should be. Here's a crash course on the unheralded landmark, which hits the half-century mark this month.

Tweets of the Week: A Manning Thanksgiving, Circle of Lights &...

Ever wonder how holidays play out in the House of Manning? This looks about right.
barbecuing illustration by Shane Harrison

The Hoosierist: Winter Barbecuing

"Though firing up an outdoor grill is the signature move of barbecue establishments, any type of restaurant is free to break out the Weber."