Black Beauty: A Contemporary Cabin Deep in Brown County

In one’s imagination, every twisty gravel road in Brown County leads to a log cabin like Lynn Smith’s: tidy and fetching, rustic yet polished, just right for a game of checkers on the porch.
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Pattern Magazine's Perfect Formula

Polina Osherov, 41, photographer (at far left)

The Roads Less Traveled

Make no mistake: The hiking trails in Brown County State Park are among the finest in the country. Still, a walk around much-visited Ogle Lake on an October weekend
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Find Dining: Pine Room Tavern

Sometimes David Bower, the Pine Room Tavern’s GM and executive chef, has to give directions to city-dwelling callers. Left at the McDonald’s, again at the
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Happy Trails: Themed Tourist Treks Statewide

NORTHERN INDIANA ART & EARTH TRAIL 148 stops • artandearthtrail.com>> Seven themed loops, one in each county on the trail, lead to attractions such...
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The Sartorialist: Clothes Encounters

Schuman’s website, TheSartorialist.com, is often credited with starting the online street-look movement, one way the world of couture has become accessible in the Internet age. Since 2005, he has posted portraits of people whose outfit and spirit catch his attention in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and other diverse places. The blog now attracts around 12 million views a month, and it has turned Schuman, a fashion marketer in his pre-Sartorialist life, into an internationally respected arbiter of personal flair.
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There & Back: Cincinnati's Pro Tennis Tournament

Cincy’s venerable, 113-year-old event arrives annually as a cut-rate version of the U.S. Open.
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Barbie? G.I. Joe? Vote for Your Favorite Toy

Dust off those old boxes in the attic and try to unearth that favorite childhood item—The Children Museum’s new interactive project, “100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood,” is taking votes from the public to decide which should earn the title of best plaything of the past 100 years.

Bloomington’s Lil Bub: Quirky Kitty, Internet Star

When I first meet Lil Bub, as her legions of Internet fans know her, at her owner's apartment in Bloomington, she's staring up at me from the living room floor.