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Indianapolis Has A Hip-Hop Supergroup Now

Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, and Sedcairn Archives released their first album as 81355 this month.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Does The Future Hold For Mike Pence?

The veep was Donald Trump’s most loyal defender for the past four years. We asked the experts what might come next.

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What Does It Take To Become A Single Mom In Indiana?

I was willing to do whatever it took. But thanks to Indiana lawmakers and insurance companies, giving birth was the easy part.

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How Big Car Collective Is Walking The Tightrope In Garfield Park

As the neighborhood begins to thrive, the group hopes to avoid the gentrification that has followed artists everywhere else they have gone.

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Will The Fifth District Follow America’s Suburbs Left?

Indiana’s 5th Congressional District could indicate a national suburban shift toward the Democratic Party.

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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’s 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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