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It's A Mab, Mab, Mab, Mab World

“Once upon a time” seems like a good place to begin a story about Mab Graves, the self-taught, bubblegum-haired Pop Surrealist and growing object of widespread curiosity who looks as if she were sprung to life from one of her works by the flick of a magic wand. And, in a professional sense, she was—born […]

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Consumed

Roxane Gay’s new book gave me the courage to say, “I’m fat.”

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The Wurlitzer's Last Waltz

As a pizza place, it was a pizza place. But the main attraction at the old Paramount Music Palace was a massive Wurlitzer organ—with extra cheese.

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Time Machines

Now in its fourth year, the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational supplies a behind-the-scenes, face-against-the-fence view of racing.

Monon Trail etiquette
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Out Of Line: A Monon Trail Etiquette Handbook

If you don’t clean up Fido’s poop, you deserve to get bopped on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper.

Indiana trails
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Hot On The Trails: A Road-Free Guide To Exploring Indy

“Trails have shifted from a want to a need in the last 15 years,” says Urbanophile blogger Aaron Renn. “Now, a great trail is an amenity and a new form of infrastructure your city and community have to have.”

Indianapolis trails
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Hot On The Trails: Blazing New Paths In Indy

Payne has been meeting neighborhood leaders and well-heeled donors to raise $100 million to connect underserved areas to the Monon and other greenways.

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11 Cultural Trail Delights That Make Us Smile

One dog-owner takes his Saint Bernard along on rides in a cart. Another lets his pooch scoot along on a skateboard. Even if you don’t cross paths with these regulars, chances are you’ll still see a creative rig.

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Hot On The Trails: Pleasant Run Trail

At Joe’s Cycles, look for croques monsieurs, baguettes, and croissants come Tour de France time in July, but when the Vuelta a España rolls around in August, he’s all about the Spanish bocadillo.

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Hot On The Trails: Zionsville’s Big-4 Rail Trail

Formerly known as the Zionsville Rail Trail, the Big-4 Rail Trail, a greenway through the heart of the northwestern suburb, is a favorite of children and parents, at the center of a sprawling system that spans Boone County.

Franklin Greenway Trail
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Hot On The Trails: Franklin Greenway Trail

“It is very user-friendly and also a very sociable trail,” says Franklin College senior Michael Powell. “Everyone you pass waves and greets you.”

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Hot On The Trails: Noblesville’s White River Greenway

Training for a solo ride from Noblesville to San Francisco, Emma Fisher uses the greenway to head out of town and onto the rural roads of northern Hamilton County. “Potter’s Bridge is the beginning and end of my journey every time, so it’s special,” says Fisher, who likes to hang a hammock between trees and take a breather on the riverbank.

Central Canal Towpath
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Hot On The Trails: Indy’s Central Canal Towpath

“The soft surface is a welcome deviation from pounding the pavement,” says Fox 59’s Larra Overton, a former college track athlete. “Especially when training for longer distances like the Monumental Marathon, extended trails with a variety of terrain and scenery are crucial.”

Fall Creek Trail
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Hot On The Trails: Indy’s Fall Creek Trail

“I wish I could show my friends how cool this ride is,” says downtown attorney and bike commuter Jay Church. “The entire length is in the city, but offers a quiet, natural experience. Traffic moves fast on Fall Creek Parkway, but otherwise you wouldn’t know you’re in a dense urban environment.”

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Hot On The Trails: Plainfield’s White Lick Creek Trail

“When you’re doing a longer run, it gets boring running the same loop over and over,” says Mini-Marathoner Vince Rightley. “There is no traffic. You can get away from everything except the trees. I can get 10 miles in without worrying about cars.”

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