Our Top 10 Stories of 2014

These are the year’s most-viewed articles on our website, the news that readers could not do without.

From a tap-dancing dynamo to a soul-man belter, from Lauren Spierer to Larry Legend, these are the stories that permeated the news this year.
Honorable Mentions (tie): Valerie Rockey Lands in So You Think You Can Dance Season Finale [August] and Alton Brown Eats His Way Through Indy [November]
10. Selfless Portrait: Man Leaves $150M Fortune to Elkhart [August]
9. Get to Know Indy’s Young Professionals [January]
8. Top Doctors 2014 [November]
7. Josh Kaufman Vies for a Voice Win [May]
6. Lauren Spierer’s Mother Reacts to Judge’s Dismissal of Lawsuit [October]
5. Larry Bird’s Greatest Shot Was the One He Didn’t Take [December]
4. The Boy with Half a Brain [August]
3. See the Text Messages That Led to Indiana’s First Gay Marriage [June]
Officially married—and the first same-sex tandem statewide to do so
2. Indy’s 25 Best Restaurants [May]
1. Dear Kate [November]