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Stuart Hyatt Is On A Different Wavelength

The Grammy nominee and National Geographic Explorer has spent his life recording beautiful music in places most people never consider. They’re finally listening.

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How Jimmy Romans’ Life Went Up In Smoke

Jimmy Romans made a lot of money selling marijuana. It cost him everything. Is the federal government willing to call it even?

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Scenes From The Indiana Mint Harvest

If you brushed your teeth today, Larry Wappel Sr. says, the Wappel Grain and Herb mint could be in your home right now.

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Mr. Right: Can Mitch Daniels Outsmart COVID-19?

Daniels has led the charge to bring students back to college campuses this fall amid a pandemic. What if he’s wrong?

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200 Voices Of Indianapolis

We asked 200 residents from all walks of life a series of questions about Indianapolis’s track record. Although they shared plenty of frustrations, there’s a lot to celebrate.

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Hamilton County Begins To Reconcile A Shameful Klan Past

How Klan membership cards from the 1920s remained out of sight for almost 100 years in Noblesville.

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Essay: Endurance Test

Four months ago, I began training for an Indianapolis Mini Marathon that never happened. But sticking with the workouts became my way of outrunning the pandemic.

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Ms. Understood: Barbie Turns 60

A Children’s Museum exhibit scheduled for this month marks Barbie’s 60th anniversary. The doll has been criticized for her proportions and materialism, but scholars also see her as a progressive symbol.

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David Rubin: Elevating The Design Of Cities

David Rubin, one of the country’s leading landscape architects, planted himself in Indianapolis two years ago. He has been elevating the city’s public spaces ever since.

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May Day: Roger Penske’s Indy 500 In The Age Of COVID-19

As our writer and the city’s signature cultural event fell into peril, both looked to the Indianapolis 500’s 83-year-old owner for inspiration.

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Inside The Madam Walker Netflix Drama

The Netflix miniseries on Walker is an overdue tribute that some say strays too far from her roots.

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The Troll Hunter

Meet Josh Russell: Vigilante internet sleuth.

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Inside The City’s $550 Million Flub

The battle over just what went wrong with the GM stamping-plant site debacle.

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Planting My Flag

When I married into a prominent local family, I assumed it would become just a minor part of my identity. Now that my marriage has ended, I realize I was wrong.

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Our celebration of longform over the past decade.

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