Cover Features

Zachary Spicer: Gentleman from Indiana

by Donovan Wheeler cover photo by Kyle Lemaire additional photos courtesy of Thomas DeCarlo, Zachary Spicer, and Wendi Evans [dropcap]B[/dropcap]y 7:00 in the evening, every seat at the Quaff On! Brew Pub in Bloomington was filled. It’s like this most evenings: partially because the brew pub cranks out great beer, partially because the atmosphere blends …

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Almost Home’s Gail Smith: Making Things Happen

by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle [dropcap]E[/dropcap]njoying a break from what had been a damp and lukewarm summer to that point, the crowd which had showed up the night before Independence Day had gotten so thick—particularly along the sidewalk across from the bandstand—that I found it difficult to make even a few steps safely.   …

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What You’ve Done Well: Rodeo Ruby Love Preps for Their Final Show

by Donovan Wheeler photos by Anna Teeter, Kris Carter, and Gabrielle Cheikh [dropcap]A[/dropcap]nna Teeter’s intimate photos of Rodeo Ruby Love’s “studio session,” illustrate perfectly what made the group not only a Hoosier phenomenon, but a nationally recognized act as well. In many frames the bandmates lounge in a comfortable, homey living room, visibly crack jokes …

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Already Made It: Carly Rhine’s Life in Nashville

When I first sat down with her I somewhat expected some of that lovably delusional certainty I see in so many kids who have their entire lives planned out to the boilerplate of a Hollywood manuscript. Instead, I ran into a young woman very aware of her place in the world, very cognizant of the hurdles in front of her, and very willing to accept whatever happens and make the best of it.

Jon Strahl: Sounds Right to Me

by Donovan Wheeler —–photography by Tim McLaughlin The entrance to Darrin’s Coffee Company is tucked under a dark awning hanging from a tiny, beige brick building… …which is further tucked between larger structures to either side. Meandering the winding, cobbled-brick surface which makes up Zionville’s eclectic Main Street, I must have passed the place four …

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