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Pottery
We moved into our house five years ago, and it happened to be across the street from the Fountain Square Clay Center (p. 54). I had only taken one ceramics class in college, and I was terrible at it, but I remembered enjoying it. I thought it would b
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Stir Crazy
Opening a cocktail bar in the middle of a pandemic sounds like unfortunate timing, but these four establishments did exactly that. The snug 1,200-square-foot space trimmed in red neon serves sophisticated drinks like the Nola Sazerac and a Primo Hurr
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Motorcycle Riding
I’m not a morning person. Like a vampire, I tend to hiss at first light. So how did I find myself in a parking lot pre-sunrise, dressed head-to-toe in motorcycle gear? I blame Eric. My partner is an avid motorcyclist who has been riding for nearly 20
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Happy Camper
OUTFITTERS SELL GOODS you need for a nature retreat. Becker Supply Co. sells apparel and accessories for telling people you love going on them. Screen-printers Leena and Jake Middaugh affix “Fish Crew” and “Born to Swim” onto T-shirts and other wares
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Brilliant!
Shed some light on your design prowess with an accordion lamp. While this squeezebox may not play music, its touch of ambient lighting will leave you gleaming. Thanks to the bellows of the water-resistant Tyvek paper, you can throw shade in a few way
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Restaurant GUIDE
Recently opened establishment. Open for more than five months but making its first appearance in the guide. Recently revisited and reevaluated. Restaurants included in this guide are selected at the discretion of the Indianapolis Monthly editorial st
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Cerebral
After the year we’ve just lived through, who couldn’t use a little more inner peace? With direction from resident teacher and Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Wangden, the Kadampa Meditation Center in Castleton offers a variety of Zen-centric programming su
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Bubble Ball
WHY THE BUBBLE? In case you haven’t noticed—and judging by the number of masks we see, many haven’t—we’re still in a pandemic. Through January 29, more than 160 NCAA Division I games had been canceled or postponed due to COVID outbreaks or concerns.
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Contributors
Freelance writer Dawn Olsen knew she was in for a ride when she started dating her partner, an avid motorcyclist. After several months as a passenger, she signed up for a motorcycle class (p. 61). Olsen gave it a shot, but quickly realized the instru
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The Triple P
TURCHETTI’S SALUMERIA 1106 Prospect St., 317-426-3048, turchettis.com ■
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Pilot Program
THE COUNTRYSIDE surrounding West Lafayette has changed since the 1930s, but the view from the air still frames neatly gridded farm fields and the gentle curve of the Wabash River. Amelia Earhart logged plenty of hours over that landscape in her twin-
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Pecking Order
Parmesan Garlic With more than 15 housemade sauces on the menu, there’s an option for every sweet, spicy, or crispy mood. We love the Parmesan garlic for the unexpected tang and color the cheese adds to the mix. If you’re up for a little mixing and m
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Fountain Square
Three-fourths of the inventory at Tuggle’s Gifts & Goods (1) is Hoosier-made. Shop for leather journals, ceramics, eco-friendly to-go mugs, crocheted succulents, knit beanies—and art from the owners themselves. Brooke Tuggle makes polymer-clay earrin
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Active
You can’t learn to climb a cliff face via Zoom, so things were pretty quiet at Carmel-based Hoosier Heights during the pandemic. But the cavernous facility maintained a limited in-person program that is expanding this spring and summer. Guests can tr
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Top Gear
THE THREAD Conceptual paintings by Barry Lantz add depth and intrigue to a room, but there’s nothing abstract about a recent accolade awarded to the local artist and his daughter, Amanda, for their interior-design studio, Lantz Collective—House Beaut
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Pasta La Vista
Q: WHEN DID THE INTERTWINED INTERSTATES DOWNTOWN STOP BEING CALLED “THE SPAGHETTI BOWL”? A: The Hoosierist wasn’t aware that this pasta-centric pejorative had fallen out of favor. For the record, the city calls this confusing confluence of traffic la
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MJ Coyle Interior Designer
WE SEE YOU ON GOOD BONES IN A LOT OF DENIM. I never know where my day will take me. I’m on a lot of construction sites. A good pair of stylish work boots is a must. I love my Blundstones. HOW DID YOU GET INTO INTERIOR DESIGN? I started by designing f
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Park and Eat
BUILT IN 1931, the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on Massachusetts Avenue debuted the same year as the Empire State Building, Dick Tracy comic strips, and the U.S. patent for the aerosol can. This glorious Art Deco structure wrapped in white glazed terra c
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Stay Tuned
CHARLIE BALLANTINE’S career as a jazz guitarist would’ve been more convenient in New Orleans or New York City, where clubs to perform in and musicians to perform with are more plentiful. But those jazz-rich cities aren’t home to him. Ballantine, a 20
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Foreign Languages
Parla Italiano? You will after these classes taught by Indy Italian. Cristiana Thielmann leads private lessons with an emphasis on pronunciation. Cost: $200 for six 90-minute virtual classes Dates: Year-round Where: 317-581-1340, facebook.com/indyita
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Indianapolis Monthly
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Michael Rubino DESIGN DIRECTOR Todd Urban DEPUTY EDITOR Daniel S. Comiskey EXECUTIVE EDITOR Megan Fernandez DINING EDITOR Julia Spalding DIGITAL EDITOR Derek Robertson EDITOR EMERITA Deborah Paul CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Robert Annis, Ali
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K-pop Up
New in Town AS ASIAN FUSION favorite Rook was becoming another victim to the pandemic last summer, executive chef Adam Ditter and his sous chef Jordan Wiler knew they had too many ideas left in their culinary arsenal just to call it quits. So the cre
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TOK Of The TOWN
ZOE LAVERNE likes to dance. She dances in her bedroom, in the snow, in parking garages after dark, her limbs liquid and sinewy, like she’s all muscle, no bones, booty dancing to Mickey Rose and Popp Hunna, songs with explicit lyrics and F-bombs. Most
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Wine and Art
Mimosa and a Masterpiece transitioned from its Mass Ave studio to virtual classes this winter due to the pandemic. But owner Tajuana Hill still delivers everything customers need: a 16-by-20-inch canvas, paint, brushes, and a palette. Cost: $50 for t
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Quinn Buckner Basketball Legend
YOU WERE ALREADY A CO-CHAIR OF THE INDY FINAL FOUR COMMITTEE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT. AT WHAT POINT DID YOU REALIZE THAT THE NCAA MIGHT WANT TO DO THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT HERE, AND WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? After the tournament went away last year, I was
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Test of Time
IN 1998, recently retired multimillionaire Christel DeHaan flew to Mexico City to meet a nun who was running an orphanage in need of financial assistance. The facility had no generator or clean water, a Forbes story reported. Some children walked six
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Banner Year
HGTV STAR Joanna Gaines’s brand of farmhouse chic helped popularize faux-vintage pennants, and the trend has been flapping off of Pinterest pages and onto real-world walls ever since. Indiana University students Peyton LaVielle and Spencer Brokaw dec
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Creative
While the Indianapolis Art Center offers dozens of great classes year-round, we’re particularly jazzed about Megan Jefferson’s mural-painting course this summer. Jefferson’s panoramas can be found all over SoBro, but her most recognizable work is the
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Aerial Circus Arts
I was in a rut, so I was trying to branch out and learn new things. I came across Cirque Indy (617 N. Fulton St., 317-758-7455, cirqueindy.com) online, and thought, If I’m going to try this, I better do it with some friends because I’m going to look
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Easel On The Eyes
LIFE IMITATES ART, as the saying goes. But at the Zionsville estate of the late, famed artist Nancy Noel, the two go hand-in-hand instead. Noel was renowned for her lifelike paintings of angels, children, and animals, and sold millions of prints. Wit
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