On December 11, 2016, our state officially marked its bicentennial. To honor the occasion, IM names the 200 people, places, things, and moments that make us proud.
IM Editors13 min read
Caught in the Middle: What Is Indiana’s Brand?
Starting now, Hoosiers will mark two centuries of Indiana history with a yearlong party. But what, exactly, are we commemorating?
Evan West26 min read
‘At Home with Ernie Pyle’: An Excerpt
Compiling his writings about the state for the first time, a new book reveals just how important those Hoosier ties were to Pyle.
IM Editors12 min read
B is for Basketball
And this, truth be told, is what I have always wanted for my child: I want her to be a Hoosier.
Amy Wimmer Schwarb21 min read
Indiana Backroads: Book Markers at Gene Stratton-Porter Sites
Explore unique locations in the area loved by Gene Stratton-Porter, the famous Indiana novelist.
Kate Shoup3 min read
IM Archives: Jim Gaffigan, Funnyman of the People
“I’ve never eaten a Hot Pocket and then said, ‘I’m glad I ate that.’ It’s more like, ‘I’m gonna die.’”
Evan West14 min read
Photos: RFRA Protest Rally at the Indiana Statehouse
On Saturday Indianapolis protestors (“thousands,” according to some estimates) marched from Monument Circle to the Statehouse. Photographer Darryl Smith was on hand to capture the rally.
Darryl Smith1 min read
Tweets of the Week: Religious Freedom Restoration Act
You can’t not have an opinion about Indiana Senate Bill 101.
Dylan Lee Hodges2 min read
Day Trip: National Maple Syrup Festival
It’s back after a year’s hiatus and a move to Brown County.
Amy Lynch1 min read
Exhibit Worthy: Top Shopping at Indy Museums
Great picks at Children’s Museum, Eiteljorg, IMA, and more
Laura Kruty1 min read
12 Notable Nods to Indiana on Parks and Rec
Keen watchers here might have noticed some subtle Hoosier winks among the blatant ones.
IM Editors3 min read
The Hoosierist: How Santa Claus, Indiana, Got Its Name
Eventually, The Nameless Town-ians met at a log church on Christmas Eve of 1852 to pick a moniker.
Sam Stall2 min read
Book Tour: Six Memorable Tomes Set in Indiana
Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitler’s List is a collection of 17 stories about famous and less-than-famous Indiana residents from Fort Wayne native Michael Martone.
IM Editors2 min read
Travel: Shipshewana's Amish Country
It’s Brown County with buggies, except Shipshewana lacks the centralized core that makes Nashville easy to roam. Instead, look for the Reifsnider Harness Shop mural and find yourself around the corner from the town’s best store.
Megan Fernandez2 min read
The Story of Us
In the introduction, Madison explains that he set out merely to “update” his first comprehensive account of the state’s past, published in 1986. “But simply updating that book proved unwise,” he writes. “Because Indiana has changed. So has the knowledge of our past.”