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Play Grounds

The 7.5-acre Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience is The Children’s Museum’s biggest expansion in 40 years.

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Why Top Chef Isn’t Filming In Indianapolis

Maybe Padma knew she would eventually be GIF’ed making St. Elmo shrimp cocktail face.

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Preview: Comedian Kathleen Madigan At The Egyptian Room

After visiting every corner of Indiana over the years, Madigan knows the lay of the land. But one thing about Indiana perplexes her.

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How To Plan Your Indianapolis Dad-Concert Attendance This Summer

“Looks like a great lineup, just needs more Buffett.”

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Q&A: Tim Hunt Of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

“I find glitter on my face for days—I’m at work the next morning finding little specks of glitter,” says Tim Hunt, who plays Hedwig. Oh yeah, and he works in finance.

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Quick Q&A With John Mulaney

“I remember doing Dana Carvey’s George Bush impression in my children’s improv group. Adults, obviously, were like, ‘Oh, that’s adorable.’ No one was like, ‘You know, that’s someone else’s work.’”

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Meet Backstage Ballet Dancers

“You get to see the story through a child’s eyes.”

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Winterlights At Newfields

Newfields lights up the corner of 38th Street & Michigan.

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Artists Tackle Slavery, Lynching, And Sexual Violence In New Exhibit

“These are very difficult artworks. We don’t hold anything back about what we’re talking about here.”

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Six Best Tidbits From New Book About The Jacksons

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Speed Read: Tonic Ball

One of Indy’s biggest nights of music and charity.

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Speed Read: True Blood

The operation all started with a perfectly wholesome farm. In 1991, my parents moved to my grandparents’ massive spread in the country to help out. Three years later, a business concept and I were born at the same time, providing my mother with a way to work from home while raising me—she ran KD Stables, […]

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Backtrack: Drags to Riches

In 1981, Coby Palmer, Ed Walsh, and Gary Johnson found out that the big Halloween bash they always attended wouldn’t be held that year. So they decided to have their own fun in costume, organizing a group of 70 or so men on three chartered buses for the first “Bag Lady Bus Tour,” a crawl […]

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Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?

An exhibition of graffiti at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is adding fuel to the debate over whether “aerosol art” is art or vandalism. City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the ’70s & ’80s, which opened October 7, follows the development of graffiti from simple tags to elaborate murals, and the […]

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Meet Racing Wiener Dogs

Five sets of paws pound the pavement, tongues lolling, tails wagging, as tutu- and bandana-clad dachshunds dash from one end of The Athenaeum’s hay bale–lined enclosure to the other. Or, at least, that’s the idea at the Wiener Dog Races, a GermanFest staple since 2008. Why dachshunds? These babies are naturals. “They’re quick dogs,” says […]

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