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Sam Stall

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The Hoosierist: Crown Hill Catastrophes, Mulberry Season, And Holiday World

Crashes at Crown Hill, decrepit amusement park rides, and mulberry bushes. Ask the Hoosierist.

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The Hoosierist: Lustron For Life

Plus electric cars at the IMS, and is your high school mascot canceled?

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The Hoosierist: A Courthouse Roof Tree, Supercomputers, And Indiana’s Caves

Sam Stall answers more of your questions about Hoosier arcana.

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The Hoosierist: So Long, Spaghetti Bowl

Interstate traffic, a church in ruins, and a monster truck museum. Ask the Hoosierist.

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The Hoosierist: What Lies Beneath

Indiana’s basement obsession, the park where visitors must sign an “acknowledgement of danger agreement,” and more.

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The Hoosierist: Big Bang Theory

Exploding manhole lids, winter weather, and Humvees.

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The Hoosierist: Cranes, (Food) Trucks, And Horse-Drawn Automobiles

Sam Stall answers your questions about the fauna, mechanical and otherwise, stalking Indy’s streets.

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How Big Car Collective Is Walking The Tightrope In Garfield Park

As the neighborhood begins to thrive, the group hopes to avoid the gentrification that has followed artists everywhere else they have gone.

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The Hoosierist: Avriel Shull, Home Brewing, And Home Delivery

No, seriously: Whatever happened to the paperboy?

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The Hoosierist: ‘Til The Casket Drops

Virtual haunts, the Breaking Away TV series, and casket-making. Ask The Hoosierist.

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The Hoosierist: Fur and Away

Q: Last spring, some zoos reported that their animals “missed” having visitors. Which Indianapolis Zoo tenants seemed to suffer most? A: Since most of the zoo’s critters have spent their entire lives on lockdown, weathering a pandemic doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. And indeed it wasn’t, according to Melanie Laurendine, the Indianapolis […]

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The Hoosierist: Germ Warfare

The dirty work of being a custodian has only gotten dirtier in the era of COVID-19.

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The Hoosierist: Fur The Win

Worthy mascots, the Kokomo Hum, and our limestone quarries. Ask The Hoosierist.

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The Right Tool For The Times

This handy tool, that fits easily on your keychain, will change how you come into contact with the outside world.

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A Mighty Wind: Ask The Hoosierist

Tornado claims, Ball jars, and aging arcade games.

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