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Meet The Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Writer Changing Indianapolis

Afrofuturist author. Community builder. Nerd.

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The Immaculate Deception

How a Zionsville doctor secretly used his own sperm to impregnate more than 50 fertility patients.

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This Is My Tibet

“He is my brother, but also not just like a brother,” Norbu said of the Dalai Lama. “He is the leader of the Tibetan people, so there is respect. He is a leader and also a younger brother. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we disagree. But we are human beings. We talk. His Holiness, he sends compassion and love to everyone.”

Teresa Jarding
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A Dream Engagement Turned Nightmare

“Now I look back, and I don’t believe anything she told me.”

Jimmy Sullivan Was Here
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Jimmy Sullivan Was Here

Jimmy’s parents sent him to live at Muscatatuck in 1952. It was a state-run institution for people with developmental disabilities, a place where parents sent children with nowhere else to go.

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Travels with Charci

Although she is one of 238,000 truckers living in Indiana, a state with more drivers than almost any other, Charci is easy to pick out at a crowded truck stop. Only 5 percent of drivers are women.

B is for Basketball
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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.

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Mean Streets

Maciej didn’t know there was another man in the house, behind him. A deafening blast rang against the walls.

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Charmed & Dangerous

Could a department-store charm school reform a rebellious teen into a model citizen?

1960s cavers approach the Binkley entrance.
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Into the Darkness

Sooner or later, most cavers pick up a nickname. His was Slim Tim. One hundred and twenty-five pounds of sinew and muscle stretched taught on a lean frame. Part slingshot, part projectile, he zipped through cracks where other bodies wouldn’t fit.

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IM Crime Files: Can This Doctor Be Saved?

Deborah Provisor doesn’t fit the stereotype of a child molester.

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Seeking Survivors: On Writing About the Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

I had been going back to the night of August 13, 2011, time and time again, in quick succession. And I was shaken.

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Loved & Lost: The Life of Jan Ruhtenberg

At the very least, argues Vess Ruhtenberg, the chairs place his grandfather at the center of a pivotal moment in 20th-century architecture and design. And they bolster his case that Jan Ruhtenberg deserves wider recognition.

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