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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)

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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

[A] NORTHERN INDIANA ART & EARTH TRAIL148 stops • artandearthtrail.com>> Seven themed loops, one in each county on the trail, lead to attractions such as Indiana’s largest cheese factory (Shipshewana Loop) and Molly Bea’s Ingredients (Dunes Loop), an emporium known for grind-your-own peanut butter.[B] BARN QUILT TRAIL50+ stops • visitmarshallcounty.org>> Pull over to admire colorful […]

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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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Carmel No. 1 place to live

 

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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.

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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.

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Pick of the Litter: Pet Pride 2012

It was a downtown romp last night as dozens of dogs, cats, and even one ferret descended upon a parking lot at 707 N. Senate Ave. Indy Pride’s second-annual Pet Pride event drew more than 500 (human) attendees, up from about 320 last year in its first inception.

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Web Exclusive: Miami Travel

Before the FBI raided the Tim Durham’s Chase Tower office, the notorious Indy financier loved to playboy his way around Miami. He invited IM along in 2008 when we first profiled him. Here’s how to live the high life in South Beach without the spoils of an alleged Ponzi scheme.

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46 Super Reasons to Love Indy

I. The Vonneguts were here (and still are). The new Kurt Vonnegut mural along Mass Ave has made the likeness of Indy’s most famous author a permanent fixture of the cityscape. And the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, opened in 2011, allows visitors to lay fingers on the very typewriter keys the giant once tapped (and […]

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Loved & Lost: The Life of Jan Ruhtenberg

At the very least, argues Vess Ruhtenberg, the chairs place his grandfather at the center of a pivotal moment in 20th-century architecture and design. And they bolster his case that Jan Ruhtenberg deserves wider recognition.

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Boy Scouts Cook for Camp

More than 50 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders dished up a hearty grilled lunch this afternoon at the annual Marsh Cookout on the Circle, in an attempt to raise $20,000—enough to send 1,000 Scouts to summer camp.

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