Fruits of the Loop: An Unsung Milestone in Indy’s Downtown Development
Even before its grand opening, the inner loop—31 miles of interstate within I-465, built at a cost of nearly $300 million—had begun paying downtown dividends.
IM Editors5 min read
Bill Hudnut: A Man of His Word
The beloved former mayor’s opinions are as sharp as ever. Here, he reflects on his time at the helm of Indianapolis and takes Indiana’s Republican Party to task.
Craig Fehrman10 min read
Editor’s Note, June 2016: The Closing of Holy Cross
The bell tolls for the Church of the Holy Cross, a near-eastside landmark closing its doors that was beloved by members and neighbors alike.
Amanda Heckert2 min read
Welcome to the New Indy Eleven Theatre
Pauline Moffat remembers thinking: “Here’s a man with vision. He’s starting at a grassroots level with soccer, just as the Fringe did with performance.”
Marc D. Allan2 min read
Goodbye, David Letterman: An Oral History
An oral history of the funniest guy ever to call Indy home.
Daniel S. Comiskey27 min read
Social Media: Historic Photos from the Indianapolis Press Club
When Prohibition ended, the boozy, bawdy days of the Indianapolis Press Club began. Patrons favored a martini “so potent that on the third sip” their tongues would be “paralyzed,” according to one account.
Adam Wren7 min read
Big Ideas From Indy's Past
Talk about a Hail Mary. In 1982, city leaders built an NFL stadium without a team.
Mary Milz2 min read
Flashback: The Colts Come to Indy—30 Years Later
The arrival of the Colts has brought to an end the all-too-familiar question, “Where’s the beef?” In its place is the all-important question, “Where are the tickets?”
Steve Bell12 min read
The Canal's Troubled Waters
For all that downtown’s Central Canal is—mainly, a lovely spot for fresh air—it may forever be known for what it is not.