Tasha Lewis

Why Are Swarms of Butterflies Appearing in Indianapolis?

Inside one artist's mission to cover the city with blue bugs.


The Case for Weird Buildings, Indianapolis Skepticism, and a Renter's Respite: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

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Building Community in an Empty Tire Shop

An Indianapolis arts group takes a community development approach to reusing vacant space.


The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.


The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.


The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.


This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.


The Secret to a Successful Urban Stadium

The Super Bowl proved just how walkable Indianapolis' stadium scene is.


Indy's Super Bowl Building Boom

Football's biggest event has done more to catalyze change in Indianapolis than it does in most cities.


The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

Postcard From Indianapolis

A downtown zip line and other news


Warren Buffett's Community Revitalization Crusade

The billionaire recently joined an effort to redevelop inner-city areas "holistically"

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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation