As John Mellencamp turns 70, the Indiana icon reflects on a career that has transcended his “Pop Singer” beginnings and now represents what rock and roll was supposed to be all about: doing whatever he wants.
Half Baked: How A Would-Be Cannabis Empire Went Up In Smoke
Rebecca Raffle came to Indianapolis from Los Angeles with a story about building a cannabis empire. It was too good to be true.
Michael Rubino, Julia Spalding and Derek Robertson
What Are You Wearing — And Why Isn’t It Made In Indy?
For a decade, Pattern has built up a fashion industry in Indianapolis. So where are the clothes?
Scott Jones Got Rich Inventing The Next Big Thing. Can He Reinvent Himself?
Indy’s most prolific, flamboyant entrepreneur says he’s burned through his fortune of more than $400 million amid lavish spending, a high-profile business failure, and a nasty divorce.
How Chris Baggott Built One Of The World’s Busiest Kitchens
ClusterTruck revamped itself during the pandemic into an extremely busy kitchen.
“Addiction Wants You Alone, And Then It Wants You Dead”
The forced isolation of the pandemic sparked a surge in deadly overdoses in Indy and around the country. My cousin was one of them.
Mina Hawk’s Quest For “Attainable Comfort” — And Great Reality TV
Good Bones star Mina Hawk has relatable charm in spades, not to mention hammers and nail guns. Can she build on that?
Indianapolis Has A Hip-Hop Supergroup Now
Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, and Sedcairn Archives released their first album as 81355 this month.
“I’d Been Waiting A Long Time To Feel Like Somebody’s Daughter”
In an excerpt from Ashley Ford’s new memoir, the Indy-based author visits her imprisoned father and rediscovers the complex man she knew as a child.
Ashley C. Ford
Checkered Past: Kelly Petillo And How Not To Build A Racing Legacy
The Depression-era Indy 500 champ was banned from the track for his heinous crimes, but his name lives on in unexpected places.
Barbara Baekgaard Isn’t Even Close To Finished Yet
As she opens a new boutique hotel in her home of Fort Wayne, the 82-year-old spiritual leader and retired cofounder of Vera Bradley is proving that ambition never goes out of style.
How Christel House Is Keeping Its Founder’s Vision Alive
Christel DeHaan built her schools like businesses so they could thrive as nonprofits, helping them survive an inevitable hardship: her recent death.
Zoe LaVerne Is The Tok Of The Town
Greenwood teen Zoe LaVerne’s rise to TikTok stardom has been a soap opera of adolescent rebellion and tears. Maybe that’s why 17 million people are watching.
Can An Indy Startup Conquer Mental Health’s Final Frontier?
MindX Sciences says its blood test could revolutionize mental health treatment — if they can convince doctors and businesses to buy in.
Meet The Entrepreneurs Working To Diversify Indy’s Arts Scene
Malina Jeffers and Alan Bacon believe their nonprofit GANGGANG can elevate the city’s artists of color. The heavier lift? Ending racism.