Michael Hoinski


The Drop Everything List

South by Southwest in Austin, Mythbusters, the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show, and Judoka at the Houston International Performance Art Biennial . . .

The Drop Everything List

The Texas Music Roadtrip Exhibition in Austin, Ryan Bingham, Jeb Bush, and St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Shamrock . . .

Robert Rodriguez Starts a Television Channel

The DIY filmmaker raises his own bar with the creation of the cable television channel El Rey, which is geared to the English-speaking Latino market.

Cormac McCarthy Rewrites Science

The formerly reclusive author moonlights as a copy editor, taking his red pen to Quantum Man, a biography of a physicist.

Gary Clark Jr. Electrifies the Obamas

The Austin guitarist is part of an all-star blues jam at the White House.

Fightin’ Words: Miranda Lambert v. Chris Brown

Lindale spitfire Miranda Lambert doesn't want to forgive and forget what Chris Brown did to Rihanna. 

“Friday Night Lights” Kicks Off Again

A possible fourth iteration of Friday Night Lights would focus on “Mad Pirate” Mike Leach.

Shiner Hops Forward with Wild Hare

Spoetzl Brewery's first Pale Ale debuts with a curious ad campaign.

Tiger Teaches Tony Some Lessons

Could a weekend of golf with Tiger Woods set the Cowboys QB on the path to a Super Bowl?

Woody Harrelson Gets Stoned in Interview

To promote his new movie, Rampart, the Midland-native decided to open himself up to an online chat on Reddit, but it didn't go the way he planned.

Own Stars: Eva Longoria Criticizes Mitt Romney and Other Celeb News

Eva Longoria tells Mitt Romney to dream on, Glenn Beck spreads the gospel of Ben Breedlove, and Richard Garriott documents his space travels.

The Drop Everything List

LeAnn Rimes in Fort Worth, the Animal Architecture Awards, the first big Andy Warhol exhibition in Texas, and Johnny Winter in Dallas . . .

The Drop Everything List

Kelly Clarkson in San Antonio, disco-dancing for a cause, Carnaval Brasileiro, and Anthony Bourdain in Austin . . .

The Drop Everything List

Mardi Gras in Port Arthur, the watercolors of Charles Russell, the Winedale Quilt Show, and the couture of Jean Paul Gaultier in Dallas . . .

Sweet Symphony

How two rare Stradivarius violins at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brought Michael Shih and Swang Lin, who both grew up in Taiwan, together.