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The Enduring Legacy Of Slaughterhouse-Five

“How do you follow something like Slaughterhouse-Five? It can’t be done.”

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Burning Secrets

“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.’”

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Julie Bolejack Wants To Save Chocolate

Goodbye, Mr. Goodbar. Hello, delicious.

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Halfway Across: The Delphi Murders

Restoration of the historic trestle where the murders occurred is underway. Will resolution follow?

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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?

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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.”

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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.

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Victor Oladipo’s Drive

“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you.”

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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.

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How The Jill Behrman Case Informed Michael Koryta’s New Novel

This was the story that “kept circling through my mind.”

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Ersal Ozdemir’s 11th Hour

“We’re going to make one last run at it,” Ozdemir said of the Indy Eleven. “Something has to change.”

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Can Pat McAfee Clean Up Sports Talk Broadcasting?

“I didn’t want the people who had followed me and bought my jersey to ever think I was leaving them,” McAfee says. “There was no way I could leave Indy. I owed this place.”

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