Michael Hoinski


The Drop Everything List

Dobie Dichos, Marfa Architecture and Design Symposium, the World Championship Wild Hog Cook-Off, and Farm Fest …

The Drop Everything List

Tesla v. Edison, the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, Nick Curran’s posthumous CD release party, and the Ferrari Festival …

The Drop Everything List

Lyle Lovett, a trip to the King Ranch, and a talk about “ancient Rome’s equivalent of a celebrity sex tape” …

November’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

The Drop Everything List

Cryptopalooza, the Rothko Chapel Poem, Norah Jones, and the Chocolate & Wine Festival …

The Drop Everything List

A Victorian sèance in Galveston, the Spurs v. the Thunder, Roky Erickson, and the Texas Custom Bicycle Show …

The Artist's Transformation

How Trenton Doyle Hancock is reinventing his work.

Why Is Willie Nelson Called Booger Red?

Willie reveals this and several other details in an excerpt from his new memoir, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die.

Waylon Jennings Loved Big Bird More Than Mitt Ever Could

The outlaw country musician, who had a close friendship with Big Bird, would probably blast Mitt Romney for his threats to stop funding PBS.


October’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

The Drop Everything List

Learning Butchery, the Dragonfly & Damselfly Workshop, “The Price Is Right Live,” and Boogie, Blues & Brews …

The Drop Everything List

Secret Sex Lives, Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, the State Fair of Texas, and the Banned Book Bash …

The Drop Everything List

La Follia, Zine Fest, Love This Giant, and the Master Model Builder competition …

The Drop Everything List

The One O’Clock Lab Band, Cuero’s Turkey Trot, Kenny Rogers, and the Scarecrow Festival …

Bill and Wes’s Excellent Adventure

With the announcement that Bill Murray will star in Wes Anderson’s next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, the pair enters the upper echelon of American director-actor combos.