Michael Hoinski


Fightin’ Words: Miranda Lambert v. Chris Brown

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

Gary Clark Jr. Electrifies the Obamas

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

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.

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.

The Drop Everything List

The Zilker Park Kite Festival in Austin, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, Bill Maher, and an Art of the American Twenties exhibit in Dallas …

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 …

Soldiers Line Up at Food Pantry

For some military families at Fort Hood, there isn’t enough money to make ends meet.

Steve Bridges, the George W. Bush Impersonator, Dies

The impersonator who made a name for himself perfecting the mannerisms of the president, died at his home in Los Angeles of what appears to be natural causes.

Mark Cuban Asks, Am I a Homophobe?

The Mavericks’ owner insinuates that Bill Simmons, ESPN’s Sports Guy, is gay.

Film Based on UH Professor’s Memoir Hits Big Screen

Robert De Niro stars in “Being Flynn,” a new movie about the life of Nick Flynn, a part-time U of H writing teacher.

“On Death Row” Documents Texas Prisoners

The German auteur Werner Herzog interviews prisoners on death row in Texas and Florida for his gripping new television series. 

Is ‘GCB’ Anti-Christian?

The new television show, which satirizes church-going Dallas socialites, draws ire from Newt Gingrich and a score of others. 

The Closest Thing to a Facebook "Dislike" Button

Dean Terry of the University of Texas at Dallas has invented “EnemyGraph,” a new Facebook app for things you hate.

The Drop Everything List

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