If you know anything about Aldo’s story, you might be inclined to feel sorry for him. Mario Andretti’s identical twin crashed violently out of racing in 1969 and watched as his brother became one of the most famous drivers in the world. But the prelude to Aldo’s short career, and what followed, proves that luck matters a lot less than how you react when you have to shift gears.
In the aftermath of the former heavyweight champ’s conviction, a legal expert and courtroom observer wrote a book that provided a blow-by-blow breakdown of the proceedings, excerpted in Indianapolis Monthly in 1992.
On February 10, 1992, an Indianapolis jury found Mike Tyson guilty of raping Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington. The case landed the city in the media spotlight, sparked debate over race and sex, and shaped the celebrity-trial era. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the verdict, insiders recount how a boxer’s fight for his freedom ended in a unanimous decision.
Hoosier lifestyle blogger Erin Loechner built a massive following with a show on HGTV.com, a daily stream of free merchandise to review, and, as a prolific essayist, substance to match the style. But as she reveals in her memoir Chasing Slow, out this month, one query from a reporter made her question it all.
Bobby Plump’s last-second shot in 1954 made Milan High School an Indiana legend. But it was a low-budget, feel-good film—released in November 1986—that sealed the deal for a national audience. IM goes behind the scenes of Hoosiers with the filmmakers, actors, and observers to tell the story in their own words.