Countrified, commonsensical, pragmatic, average, “basketball-crazed”—Indiana is one of only a handful of states with its own distinct brand, one that may not be sexy, but has proven powerful and dynamic enough to endure for two centuries. Too bad it barely captures the state’s true complexity.
Yes, this is Indianapolis. We know we’re supposed to be polite, practical, modest. But we have to admit: All this Super Bowl fuss has gone to our heads. Turns out we like being the center of attention—and it has us feeling pretty darn good about our city.