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Review: Gregory Porter At The Palladium

Gregory Porter’s rich, sturdy baritone is filed under jazz in large part because singers have to be called something; those “genre” fields don’t fill themselves out, people. It’s true that Porter won exceedingly deserved jazz vocal Grammys for 2017’s Take Me to the Alley and 2014’s Liquid Spirit (and odds are pretty good on a […]

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Review: St. Vincent At Old National’s Egyptian Room

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent stopped in Indy to shop her latest album, Masseduction

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We Just Saw Music Unite: A Review Of This Year’s Lotus Festival

On Saturday evening, on the final leg of this year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, 26 artists representing about 20 different countries performed their final shows for the thousands of people who took to the streets of downtown Bloomington. Brandishing the hashtag #MusicUnites, this event’s mission was to bring people from all walks of […]

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Review: Stella

When Neal Brown introduced Stella, the dreamy Mediterranean bistro that replaced his Mass Ave Pizzology in June, the announcement seemed like the tiniest plot twist in a crazy story arc of local restaurant news. In the months before and since, Indy’s dinner plans were ravaged by a string of closings. The dozens of casualties included […]

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Exhibit Columbus: An Expert's Review

The temporary installations that you’ll find scattered around Columbus, Indiana, through November 26 have intimidating company. They occupy hallowed architectural ground, positioned in dialogue with buildings by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Kevin Roche, Gunnar Birkerts, and many other leading voices of 20th-century architecture and design. But it’s the 21st century that is the […]

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New Wave: A Review of Salt on Mass

It’s a stunner, for sure. Carmel’s MAWR Design wrapped this 3,000-square-foot slip of natural light in white shiplap and bleached-out stone for that luxurious Gulf Coast beach condo look that makes you want to remove your shoes at the door.

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Small But Meaty: A Review of Turf Catering + Kitchen

Turf is the kind of off-the-grid place that puts foodies like us in an awkward place of wanting to shout its praises from the corrugated rooftops but also keep its hidden-secret status all to ourselves.

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Raised Well: A Review of Griggsby’s Station

You want to root for a place this genuine and charming, with its patio lit by string lights and framed in 300-gallon stock tanks full of flowers—and its sweet plaid-shirted servers as chatty as old high school buddies you might run into at Target.

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Now Trending: A Review of Open Society

The cluster of umbrella-shielded tables out front feels like ground zero for everything Indianapolis wants to be right now.

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Posh Spice: A Review of Marrow

Marrow is as complex as its own deep, rich vegetable curry. If this food needs some kind of user-friendly portmanteau, may we suggest globalicious?

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Farm to Turntable: Review of Pioneer

“A lot of the menu choices had to do with the history of Fountain Square, which was predominantly settled by Germans, Italians, and people from northern Europe. This is where the cultures collided in this city. Literally, where I am standing right now.”

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Review: Belly of the Beast

Milwaukee’s loss is Indy’s gain.

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Speakeasy Does It: Repeal Review

Don’t think about it. Just raise your old-school beveled glass and enjoy.

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Review: Penn & Palate

Newcomer Penn & Palate brings a casually elegant restaurant to Herron-Morton.

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Cool Comfort: A Review of Spoke & Steele

An establishment that bills itself as “the next big thing in downtown Indy.”

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