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Adrian Matejka Is No Square Poet

Ten years after Indiana University professor Adrian Matejka’s poems first appeared in Poetry magazine, he takes the helm as the historic publication’s first Black editor. Here, he talks about growing up poor on the east side, his love of Star Trek, and what makes poetry relevant in the internet age.

Why Indiana’s GOP Can’t Be Trumped

If the Trump-era Republican Party experienced a public, messy identity crisis, somebody forgot to tell its Indiana chapter. Like it or not, they’re remarkably unified—and set up to continue an unprecedented electoral winning streak.
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Twin Suicide: A Tragic Symmetry

Like many twins, Will and Joe Lawrance shared a deep connection that manifested itself in their love of art and their longing to be close to one another. They also both died by suicide, a fate their parents now see signs of in some of their work.
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Why Kat Von D Moved To Indiana’s Weirdest Town

When celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D bought a mansion in Vevay last year, some were surprised the L.A. counterculture queen would settle down in rural Indiana. But the weird southeastern Indiana town was wonderfully so, long before her arrival.
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The Pursuits Of Liberty

The tragic death of an idealistic academic has brought to light an existential struggle within the halls of one of the country’s most powerful education foundations, the Liberty Fund.

Is It End Game For The NCAA?

After endless complaints of arbitrary and unpredictable rule enforcement, economic unfairness, and lax oversight, the question of what it would take to topple the NCAA seems almost hopelessly quixotic.
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John Mellencamp Ain’t Even Done

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.

What Are You Wearing — And Why Isn’t It Made In...

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...

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.