The Uncle I Never Knew

I USED TO SEE HIM on family visits to my grandparents’ house in Mooresville: an angular kid in a turquoise tank top, peering from...

Help Wanted

WHILE EVERYONE was quiet-quitting last year, I got old-fashioned fired. The blindsided kind of fired. “Letting you go,” my boss at the marketing company...

Out Of Darkness

One morning when she was around five years old, Suzanne Crouch woke up in a tiny panic.“Where’s mom?” she asked her dad.“She went to...

A Sense Of Adventure

An active, fresh-air vacation isn’t just for the athletic among us. The right outdoorsy trips can thrill anyone.

Small-Town Getaways

Hit the highway and explore half a dozen Hoosier hamlets brimming with breathtaking scenery, historic character, quaint shops and restaurants, cozy inns, and endless excursions and activities—all within three hours of Indy.

Holiday Road

It’s our third consecutive ride on the Holiday World carousel.The third go-round with the same calliope version of “Over the Waves” (yes, that  song...

One in a Million

Terence Kahn was not known for living large or doling out even small sums of money. When he died a very rich man, it surprised almost everyone who knew him, especially those tasked with the job of giving away his fortune.

A Black and White Case

An unmarked grave in Crown Hill Cemetery might hold the answer to a presidential mystery—did Thomas Jefferson have a son who found freedom and success in Indianapolis?
Greg Oden and Thad Matta on the Butler basketball court in Hinkle Fieldhouse

Thad Matta and Greg Oden Are Back in the Game

From Ohio State Buckeyes to Butler Bulldogs, coach Thad Matta and former player Greg Oden have reunited in Indianapolis, where both men are happy to be home again and involved with the sport they couldn’t leave behind.
two kids playing the Magnavox Odyssey

How the World’s First Home Gaming System Was Made in Indiana

Magnavox Odyssey, the first-ever commercial home video-game console, was born in a Fort Wayne boardroom 50 years ago and changed home entertainment forever.