Books, TV & Radio

Mina Starsiak Hawk puts the finishing touches on the house before the reveal.
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Mina Hawk Reflects On Good Bones Season 7

The Indianapolis renovation queen might have pioneered HGTV’s future in the latest season of Good Bones. 

The Islands author Dionne Irving
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Q&A With The Islands Author Dionne Irving

The echoes of colonialism and its repercussions are a persistent theme in Dionne Irving’s new short-story collection, The Islands.

FBoy Island Star Benedict Polizzi
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Q&A With FBoy Island Star Benedict Polizzi

The local comedian only has one regret from his time on HBO reality TV show FBoy Island.

Tess Gunty the author behind The Rabbit Hutch
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Down The Rabbit Hole With Tess Gunty

Tess Gunty publishes her first novel to favorable reviews.

9th Street Bistro still from Tilt23 Studios film production
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Local Filmmakers Spotlight Hoosier Dining

Indy food-and-drink slingers get the Hollywood treatment, thanks to these local filmmakers and production companies.

Dr. Edward Curtis outside a masque
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Dr. Edward Curtis On Amplifying Indy’s Arab Voices

Local author and IUPUI professor Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV looks into the hidden history of Indy’s Arab immigrants in both his new book and documentary out now.

Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis
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“Mad Dog” Moves On

Beech Grove native, Indy radio icon, and Colts mainstay Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis is stepping away from the public eye, going back to what he has always been, first and foremost: a family man.

Poems from Indiana poet Mari Evans honored by a mural on Mass Ave
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Finger Snaps For Seven Indiana-Centric Poems

Your essential Indiana poetry collection according to local literary figures.

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Locally Written By Brandon Presser, Tom Hanks–Approved

International adventurer and travel writer Brandon Presser, who recently moved to Indy, has a new book out with an endorsement from America’s Dad.

A woman in an apron
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Catching Up With MasterChef Winner Kelsey Murphy

After a COVID-19 delay, Fishers resident Kelsey Murphy brought home this season’s MasterChef win.

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Indy Reads Starts A New Chapter In Fountain Square

The nonprofit’s bookstore makes room for reading in downtown’s newest shopping hotspot.

Kurt Vonnegut talking to a documentary crew
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Robert Weide On His New Vonnegut Documentary

Nearly 40 years after Robert Weide began working on a documentary about Indiana author Kurt Vonnegut, the film finally hits screens this month. We caught up with the director to ask, among other things: What took so much time?

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Avani Gregg, Indiana’s Biggest Social Media Star, Publishes Her Autobiography

Backstory: My Life So Far drops this month.

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The New Podcast Offering Lessons On How To “Be A Good Homebody”

Meet the DePauw student who launched “Words of the Wise,” a podcast that shares the stories and wisdom of the elderly.

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Hanif Abdurraqib On Indie Bookstores, Soul Train Reruns, And His Upcoming Butler Residency

We chatted with the acclaimed critic and poet as he kicks off a stint as Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence.