Indianapolis Monthly September 2019

Indianapolis Monthly has become central Indiana’s premier general-interest publication—the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new, what’s news, and what people are talking about. Whether covering crime, politics, business, sports, or arts and entertainment, Indianapolis Monthly sets the standard for editorial excellence in the state.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT AFTER PAGE 96 INDIANA BRIDE We’ll show you the latest in wedding food, fashion, and finishing touches, and provide tips to help you plan and organize your big day. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT AFTER INDIANA BRIDE HOME-A-RAMA Get a peek inside the northwest side’s newest development, Pemberton of Zionsville. Area builders and interior designers will display current styles, products, and floorplans for custom homes within a country setting. COMING NEXT MONTH… Dream Home Take a tour of the 2019 Indianapolis Monthly Dream Home. This newly built residence in Zionsville features high-end design with luxurious amenities and finishes. Health Checklist Establishing and maintaining healthy habits may be easier than you think. Diet and exercise, along with regular doctor visits and routine tests, can help you live your best life. Travel Ring in the start of sweater weather with fall festivals all…

welcome, welcome!

I was probably around 10 when I attended my first real adult party, but it was as an uninvited guest. My parents used to entertain my father’s out-of-town business clients with preand (sometimes) post-dinner drinks and the occasional home-cooked meal. I’d take those opportunities to enlist one of my younger brothers to help spy on the “big people,” eavesdrop on grown-up conversations, and sneak a sip or two from the remains of an abandoned Manhattan. Over time, I learned some pretty valuable life lessons—like, sometimes you get the cherry, sometimes the Pall Mall cigarette butt—and discovered really good spies didn’t crawl on all fours in their pajamas to hide under a grand piano. But those get-togethers have stuck with me in more meaningful ways. Being a good host is about folding…

no returns

“No one is going to steal the 24 cartons of Whiskas cat milk that Amazon just delivered to my house.”—ALLISON EDWARDS, SPECIAL PROJECTS ART DIRECTOR“We recently ordered a pink camouflage post-surgery onesie for our Golden Retriever.”—LAURA KRUTY, SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR“I’m not sure whether thieves would be amused or disgusted by my shipment of a boxed set of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast DVDs.”—KELLY KENDALL, MANAGING EDITOR“What’s the street value of a dinosaur costume for a 25-pound dog?”—ANDREA RATCLIFF, SPECIAL SECTIONS DIRECTOR…


Curt Merlo Freelance artist Curt Merlo’s illustration accompanies a story about the Bonnie and Clyde of Amazon theft (p. 62)—a couple that put a lot of energy into fraudulent returns. Merlo could never perpetrate such a crime. “I’m so lazy about Amazon returns that my bike still has one ill-fitting peddle from a botched purchase years ago,” he says. “When online retail gives me lemons, I make lemonade.” Ashley R. Brooks Freelance stylist and culinary consultant Ashley R. Brooks loves a good dinner party (p. 68). But when she’s not the one hosting, she has trouble suppressing her inner restaurateur. “I’ve been in the food industry for more than 15 years, so it’s hard for me to be a guest at any event,” she says. “I usually end up serving, cleaning, or helping…


“What a powerful piece, Mr. Wokefield! I devoured every riveting word.”—LEANN SKEEN, via Facebook“My grandma used to talk about Indiana Avenue. It never occurred to me that white people grew up hearing a different version of it.”—TASASHA HENDERSON, via Facebook“Really enjoyed this article. I’ll be picking up Aleta Hodge’s book and can’t wait to read it.”—MARK ALLAN, via Facebook“Great concept for a story, and well written as always.”—KARAN GILDAY, via Facebook IN WHAT AREA DOES INDY NEED TO IMPROVE MOST WHEN IT COMES TO RACIAL EQUALITY? VOTE ON OUR NEXT POLL AT INDIANAPOLISMONTHLY.COM/POLLS 56% Education. Whites need to embrace IPS. 25% Transportation. Bus rapid transit is a start. 7% Housing. It’s 2019 and some local banks are still redlining. 12% Employment. Hiring discrimination against black people remains pervasive. #ICYMI Our online stories you might have missed. IMPORTANTVILLE Get the latest…

dream home

This October, you can step inside Zionsville’s newest modern marvel. The 2019 Indianapolis Monthly Dream Home showcases the hottest trends in custom residential building and design. Admire luxury surfaces in the kitchen and baths, soaring ceilings in the great room, cutting-edge technology in the lower-level entertainment space, and a jaw-dropping multi-level pool area accented by fire features. Every inch of this 15,000-square-foot residence is an inspiring display of creativity and craftsmanship by builder Homes by Design and interior designer Deanna Whetstone of Whetstone & Associates, along with a full array of top-of-the-line vendors, tradesmen, and installers. From the moment you arrive on the 52-acre property, you’ll be surrounded by upscale finishes, vibrant colors, and amazing amenities. Please join us for the tour, which benefits the Children’s Bureau, Inc. HOME BUILT BY: INTERIOR DESIGN BY: BENEFITTING: Children’s…