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Q&A With Novelist Lauren Groff

“I don’t read many of my reviews. I have anxiety issues, so even reading a pleasant review fills me with existential dread.”

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The Hoosier White House: Barack Obama’s Ancestral Indiana Home

Homesteader Jacob Dunham, who was buried in 1865 in the Kempton Cemetery in Indiana, is Barack Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather. Jacob’s grandson, William Riley Dunham, built the home that stands today.

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John Green: The Third Degree

John Green doesn’t take his fame seriously, so why should we? Here, a slightly absurd chart of the author’s connections to the stars.

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A Crossing to Bear: One Family’s Immigration Story

When Armando left, Maria worried about his journey. She worried about Liliana, who fell into fitful slumber every night, gasping for air between sobs. More than anything, Maria worried about the fragile ties holding her family together.

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The Replay: Reggie Miller, Yogi Ferrell, and Barack Obama

Pun at the expense of Reggie Miller.

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Culture Q&A: Grammy-Nominated Fiddler Liz Carroll

She recently became the first American-born composer to win Ireland’s prestigious traditional-music prize, the Cumadoir TG4.

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Tweets of the Week: Obama Does Indy Edition

Via @GoIndyGo: “You know Indy is a world class city when we can handle the President of the United States and @DaveCoulier on the same day.”

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The Presidential Meal: Where Will Obama Eat in Indy?

Some suggestions for Barack Obama’s Indianapolis meal plans.

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The Man in the Middle: Joe Donnelly

In a chamber where one party enjoys a thin majority, Indiana’s junior senator has garnered disproportionate influence as one of a handful of Democratic legislators from red and purple states who hold swing votes.

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John Green Makes TIME's Most Influential People List

“Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree,” Shailene Woodley writes in TIME. “I think John hears the voices of teenagers.”

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10 Favorite Celebrity Spottings at Indy Restaurants

Barack Obama, Jon Hamm, Katy Perry, Martha Stewart, and more.

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President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Lugar, Winfrey, and More

In addition to Lugar, Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom—founded by president John F. Kennedy—to Bill Clinton, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem, and more.

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Tweets of the Week: Debby Knox Edition

She currently presides over WISH-TV’s newscasts at 6, 10, and 11 p.m. and maintains that she may very well “reinvent” what retirement looks like.

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Indiana Fever Team Joins Obama at White House

As he often does during times of non-crisis, President Obama cracked some jokes while honoring the Hoosier favorites.

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Culture Counter: Green Screening

As a Nerdfighter, Hannah Lindgren did her best to keep her film on the group from becoming “a John Green fangirl piece.” In the photo accompanying this story, she had no such obligation.

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