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  • Amy Wimmer Schwarb

    Amy Wimmer Schwarb, a former IM executive editor and currently a contributing editor, lives in St. Augustine, Florida—but don’t hold that against her. Her Indiana roots run deep, a subject she has explored more than once in the pages of IM. She has written about how an L.A. kid named Reggie Miller became an unlikely Hoosier; what James Dean’s legacy means today in the town that moved on without him; and why Indiana brand darling Vera Bradley sent its textile work to China. Schwarb grew up in Mt. Etna and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University, where she was editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student. Today, she freelances for magazines, news wire services, websites and trade publications and teaches news writing as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida School of Journalism and Communications. In Florida, she and her husband and two daughters spend their free time chatting up the drivers of cars with Indiana plates.

 

A Good Paddling: IUPUI Regatta

On September 21, the annual IUPUI regatta pits members of the school’s community against each other in a festive, free, spectator-friendly canoe relay. Here's how to join the fun. Read more...

The Canal's Troubled Waters

For all that downtown’s Central Canal is—mainly, a lovely spot for fresh air—it may forever be known for what it is not. Read more...

Front & Center: Talbot Street's Fair Game

Talbot (June 8–9) continues to lure new artists, but sometimes making a truly fresh discovery means looking beyond its rows. And you don’t have to go far: All around the Herron-Morton Place neighborhood, complementary events are cropping up that, to the average participant, must look like an extension of Talbot. Read more...

50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do!

What makes this Columbus institution really sweet is the counter-side charm of Wilma Hare and her fellow soda jerks, who will pull you an ice cream soda the way it was in 1900 and serve it with a side of sass: “When that ice cream hits the carbonation, it will explode like a volcano. And I will laugh at the look of panic on your face.” Read more...