How Thubten Jigme Norbu’s Tibetan Cultural Center came to be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is an incredible saga of changing identities, forced exile, international intrigue, and one family’s rags-to-riches rise to prominence. The players include the Dalai Lama, the CIA, an Eli Lilly heiress, celebrities, scholars, Buddhist monks, and reincarnated spirits. It’s the story of how one Tibetan immigrant became a Hoosier.
Don Huckstep thought he’d found true love in his small hometown of Fowler, Indiana. But when Teri Deneka mysteriously vanished from his life, the disappearance foreshadowed a bizarre—and grisly—series of discoveries that left Huckstep, police, and another man’s family with more questions than answers.
From Indianapolis, one of the nation’s biggest trucking cities, comes Charci Thomas, one of its most improbable drivers. Having driven almost 1 million miles in her career, this petite pedal-pusher has hauled everything from cat food to caviar. Who better to take me on an eight-day, 5,000-mile, 18-wheel odyssey across America?
My old neighborhood used to be a nice little place to live. But since I moved back, rampant crime has made it a desperate, dangerous wasteland. It just took a botched burglary at a friend’s house for me to wake up and see it.
Tim McLain helped put Southern Indiana’s Binkley Cave on the map. When his caving career came to an unexpected end last year, his fellow adventurers pressed on through the deep underground wilderness—one of America’s last unexplored frontiers.
In 1991, pediatric oncologist Deborah Provisor had sex with her teenage son, an act that led to her arrest and the suspension of her medical license. Now, after years of therapy, she’s gotten her license back, but with conditions.