Tamika Catchings

Tamika’s Last Shot

Fever great Tamika Catchings—regarded by many as the one player in the history of the WNBA who had quietly, selflessly changed the game—is heading for the Hall of Fame.

Lincoln Like Me

If it's true that family reunites in the afterlife, sooner or later I'm bound to bump into Abraham Lincoln.
Kristine Bunch won freedom in 2012.

When Will Kristine Bunch Be Free?

After one son died in a house fire, Kristine Bunch of Greensburg did 16 years for murder and arson while separated from her other child. Eventually she won a grueling fight for freedom and a chance to be a mother again. But some things, she discovered, were lost forever.

The New Hoosier Farmer: Is a City Girl

If you believe that Indiana farmers are weather-hardened old men who grow corn and soybeans, you might look at these tidy patches of naturally raised produce and see a garden—and, in the pretty thirtysomething who tends them, a gardener.

Remains of the Day: Indy's Super Bowl 46 (XLVI)

Allison Melangton Only the second woman to run a Super Bowl Host Committee, Melangton fielded lots of offers afterward. She worked for NBC during the Olympics, and then took the top job at Indiana Sports Corp. “I’m happy here,” she says, “and happiness weighs a lot on your decision.”
A man sits with a space helmet and suit on.

The Next Neil Armstrong

Purdue’s shaping of the American astronaut—now and in the years to come.

The Natural Connection That Arises From Foraging

A member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi shares the lessons he’s learned from his relationship with nature.

If James Dean Were Alive Today, He'd Be Dead.

Editor's Note, Feb. 15, 2013: Hugh Hefner's personal secretary, Mary O'Connor, was James Dean's fellow Fairmount, Indiana, native. She died on Jan. 27. Mark Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide (headquartered in Indianapolis) manages the intellectual property rights of Dean and other celebrities, and he gave closing remarks at O'Connor's memorial service on Feb. 8 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, noting also that the service was taking place on Dean's birthday. Here, our June 2005 feature story about another Hoosier who went to Hollywood, about Dean's craft and legacy.


Roxane Gay's new book gave me the courage to say, "I'm fat."
Susan Cox illustration

Susan Cox Is No Longer Here

The blinds were drawn. A feeling of certainty fell peacefully over the room, and with it, relief. Karen leaned over the bed, over Bethany and Susan, and began to pray. All three of them so close together, waiting.