Michael Hoinski


The Drop Everything List

Roasting an Entire Steer, Fiddlers’ Frolics, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest …

Finding Peace and Joy in Austin

How a rare statue in an unassuming temple made the capital city a place to seriously study Buddhism.

The Drop Everything List

The Chicken Fried Steak Festival, George Clooney, and a Tribute to Roy Rogers …

The Drop Everything List

The Lone Star Jam, meeting Phil Collins, and the Houston Art Car Parade …

The Drop Everything List

Miranda Lambert, the Future Music Summit, Texas Crab Festival, and a songwriting retreat in Marfa …

The Drop Everything List

The Round Dance Halls of Texas, Kristin Chenoweth, and the Bathing Beauties Contest …

What about Those Dinosaurs in “The Tree of Life”?

One of the most talked-about scenes in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated film finally explained.

Harry Ransom Center's Ever-Expanding Archives

The acquisition of the California fiction writer’s papers aligns with the center’s new mission of “literary-canon formation.”

Fightin’ Words: Michael Corcoran v. Terry Sawyer

Another battle for Austin’s soul divides a community. 

Baylor Basketball Commits “Major Violations” of NCAA Rules

A recruiting scandal dating back to Brittney Griner’s courtship takes the air out of the glorious seasons posted by the women’s and men’s teams. 

Planned Parenthood Turns Down $500K from Womanizing Author

Why did the cash-strapped organization turn down this hefty donation? Maybe because it was offered by controversial author Tucker Max, who has been called a misogynist—and worse.

Is RG3 the #1 NFL Draft Pick?

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III attends Jon Gruden’s “QB” Camp and talks about the draft, his zany socks, and having his bike stolen. 

The Drop Everything List

The Art of Recycling, an interview with Darrell K Royal, Texas Onion Fest, and the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour …

The Drop Everything List

The Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and the Avocado Takedown …

The Drop Everything List

The Sulphur Creek Iron Chef Cook’s Challenge, Spoon, the Aurora Picture Show, and Battle on the Bernard…