Almost 65 years after covering the murder trial that helped spark the Civil Rights movement, Dan Wakefield is finally gaining a fuller appreciation of the struggle.
Dan Wakefield19 min read
The Immaculate Deception
How a Zionsville doctor secretly used his own sperm to impregnate more than 50 fertility patients.
Adam Wren16 min read
The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh
Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.
Craig Fehrman15 min read
The Enduring Legacy Of Slaughterhouse-Five
“How do you follow something like Slaughterhouse-Five? It can’t be done.”
John Krull22 min read
“I started smoking weed in eighth grade, and I smoked pretty much all through high school. I was one of those girls who didn’t like to be told, ‘You shouldn’t do this.’”
Chris Ryan9 min read
Eli Lilly’s Hazy Memory
A century ago, Eli Lilly and Company grew one of the nation’s largest cannabis farms to supply a variety of pharmaceuticals. Why does the drug maker seem determined to conceal the details of that history?
Adam Wren10 min read
I Last Smoked Pot Three Decades Ago. In The Interest Of Journalism, I Decided To Give It Another Try
In the 30 years since I gave up marijuana, both the culture of it and I have changed.
Lili Wright6 min read
The Case For Legalizing Marijuana
With public opinion among Hoosiers surging in favor of legalizing marijuana and other Midwestern states taking the lead, many wonder how long the Indiana legislature can ignore the issue.
Tony Rehagen14 min read
Julie Bolejack Wants To Save Chocolate
Goodbye, Mr. Goodbar. Hello, delicious.
Megan Fernandez22 min read
Halfway Across: The Delphi Murders
Restoration of the historic trestle where the murders occurred is underway. Will resolution follow?
Michael Koryta16 min read
Pete Buttigieg Has His Eye On The Prize
Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg work the angles to become a dark-horse presidential contender for the Democrats in 2020?
Adam Wren34 min read
Gwendolyn Rogers’s Bittersweet Path To The Cake Bake Shop
“I am tired of being the girl cooking,” Rogers says. “I want to be the girl having the party. That was a goal: To get to that next level where someone else would cook for me. What would that feel like? I am still working on that part.”
Lili Wright20 min read
Next In Line: The Burger Chef Murders
For people living in Indianapolis in 1978, the year must have seemed like the last they’d ever see.
Tony Rehagen23 min read
Victor Oladipo’s Drive
“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you.”
Joseph Ball18 min read
Decoding Chris Baggott
Baggott’s early years were marked by the kind of pain, frustration, and failure that would wreck anyone not equipped with his tenacious belief that better things are around the corner.