The New Indy Must-Do List: 26 Experiences to Try
No doubt, Indy has quite an array of intriguing things to explore, but here are 26 of the city’s most noteworthy musts.
Dickinson Custom Furniture & Kitchenware Indiana cutting board$56. Homespun: Modern Handmade 869 Massachusetts Ave., 317-351-0280, homespunindy.com Kurt Vonnegut finger puppet$6. Kurt Vonnegut Library Gift Store 340 N. Senate Ave., 652-1954, vonnegutlibrary.org Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Maker$5.99 to $9.99. Sold at Marsh, Meijer, Kroger, and other locations, hoosiermomma.com Studio Indiana fine-art photography books and prints $22 and […]
Interviewer Hugh Vandivier is presently “locked up” at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis in observance of Banned Books Week. As of this posting, the Robert Weide–produced documentary about Vonnegut, referenced here, had yet to be completed.
In 1969, L.S. Ayres invited native son Kurt Vonnegut to sign copies of his latest novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, in the downtown department store. At earlier stops on the book tour, the literary icon had drawn throngs of fans; here, he was met with indifference—and the irony didn’t escape him. “I sold thirteen books in two hours, every one of them to a relative,” Vonnegut wrote to fellow novelist and Shortridge High grad Dan Wakefield. “Word of honor.”