April 28th, 2015

“What’s Your Pleasure?” by Kristin Divers

by Andrew Christenberry

“I’ve had many other interests and callings over the course of my adult life,” Kristin Divers explained, “Endeavors into which I’ve invested a lot of time and energy. This season of my life, however, is the right time for me to turn more attention to artistic endeavors and studio work.” This month in the City […]

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April 24th, 2015

Food, Culture & Community: The Unleavened Bread Cafe

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

In 1997, Elease Womack, endearingly known by her friends as Mama Womack, recognized a pressing need in her Mapleton Fall Creek community that she knew she could address with a little food and conversation.  The Unleavened Bread Café was born. As a woman of devout Christian faith, Mama Womack has let the café serve her […]

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April 20th, 2015

Dear Efroymsons

by cgindy

The latest offering from the Neighborhood Ballad Project is a moving thank you letter to the Efroymson family for their many contributions to our city. Listen here! Dearest Jacob and Minnie, The year was 1872 when that all too familiar urban longing took root in your Evansville home. There was something about Indianapolis…some call that […]

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April 17th, 2015

“Why I love my school”

by Elijah Hasper, high school intern

I moved to Indianapolis from a big city on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California. My old school was called Hart High School, and it was one of those classic high schools you see portrayed in a television show or in a movie (think Saved by the Bell). Hart High had all the stereotypical cliques—you […]

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April 14th, 2015

City Gallery and the Master of Place-based Music

by cgindy

As many of you know (or at least we hope you know!) Midwestern multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter, Sufjan Stevens is coming to town on April 18th. On the cusp of the release of Carrie and Lowell, Stevens’ ninth full-length album, we are reminded of his uncanny ability to translate the world around him, and his personal […]

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April 10th, 2015

Dream Chief: Bringing Indie to Indy

by Andrew Christenberry

As the “Crossroad of America,” Indianapolis feels the weight of influence from all directions. Many times too, through the magic that is creativity, this influence transforms into the audible sounds of inspiration. Such is the case with local two-piece band Dream Chief. As one of 2015’s featured Independent Music + Art Festival acts, cousins Luke […]

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April 7th, 2015

The Myler Family in Fall Creek Place

by Andrew Christenberry

A brief Q & A with Fall Creek Place residents Drew & Renate Myler. What initially brought you guys to Indianapolis? The short answer: cost of living, and proximity to family. With family in St. Louis and Muncie, Indianapolis seemed like a good fit — though I (Drew) knew nothing about the city prior to our move. […]

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April 2nd, 2015

Greg Enas reviews…

by cgindy

The second in a series of book reviews by HCA board member and voracious reader, Greg Enas. Enjoy! The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs This 50th anniversary edition of the classic, originally published in 1961, is almost 600 pages long with something for everyone interested in how and why cities live and […]

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