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  • Julia Spalding

    Dining Editor

    Julia's first job out of Ball State University was with Indianapolis Monthly. She spent 11 happy years on the editorial staff before moving to southern California, where she penned freelance articles for a variety of magazines; co-wrote The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures: 1,001 Things You Love to Hate and The Complete Excuses Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes. She also contributed to the travel guide Moon Metro Los Angeles, wrote copy for an online marketing company, and served as the staff writer/editor at a San Diego book publisher. After getting all of that out of her system, Julia returned to Indy and IM in 2007.

 

Street Savvy: Bloomington

Just west of the courthouse square, grown-up Bloomington (and one fun spot for kids) awaits. Read more...

Go Now: 5 Great Indiana Lakes

Be advised, though: Properties right on the water don’t come on the market very often. You might need to make a few trips. Try to suffer through it. Read more...

People-Watching at the IMA Summer Nights Film Series

The Wanderers: There is no escaping these free-range moviegoers. They need to keep their dirty Converse off of your picnic blanket. 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...