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What Are You Wearing — And Why Isn’t It Made In Indy?

For a decade, Pattern has built up a fashion industry in Indianapolis. So where are the clothes?

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Scott Jones Got Rich Inventing The Next Big Thing. Can He Reinvent Himself?

Indy’s most prolific, flamboyant entrepreneur says he’s burned through his fortune of more than $400 million amid lavish spending, a high-profile business failure, and a nasty divorce.

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How Chris Baggott Built One Of The World’s Busiest Kitchens

ClusterTruck revamped itself during the pandemic into an extremely busy kitchen.

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“Addiction Wants You Alone, And Then It Wants You Dead”

The forced isolation of the pandemic sparked a surge in deadly overdoses in Indy and around the country. My cousin was one of them.

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Mina Hawk’s Quest For “Attainable Comfort” — And Great Reality TV

Good Bones star Mina Hawk has relatable charm in spades, not to mention hammers and nail guns. Can she build on that?

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Barbara Baekgaard Isn’t Even Close To Finished Yet

As she opens a new boutique hotel in her home of Fort Wayne, the 82-year-old spiritual leader and retired cofounder of Vera Bradley is proving that ambition never goes out of style.

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Planting My Flag

When I married into a prominent local family, I assumed it would become just a minor part of my identity. Now that my marriage has ended, I realize I was wrong.

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Best Longform Of The Decade

Our celebration of longform over the past decade.

The Problem with Crime Junkie
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The Problem With Crime Junkie

When will the amateur sleuths with professional problems get a clue?

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Meet The Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Writer Changing Indianapolis

Afrofuturist author. Community builder. Nerd.

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Hoosier Astronauts Share Their Stories Of Space

Hoosier astronauts describe the thrill of liftoff, the horror of mistakes, and that view.

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Donald Cline: The Fertility Doctor Accused of Fraud

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

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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.

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Julie Bolejack Wants To Save Chocolate

Goodbye, Mr. Goodbar. Hello, delicious.

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Gwendolyn Rogers’s Bittersweet Path To The Cake Bake Shop

“I am tired of being the girl cooking,” Rogers says. “I want to be the girl having the party. That was a goal: To get to that next level where someone else would cook for me. What would that feel like? I am still working on that part.”

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