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The Hoosierist: Which Indiana City Gets The Most Snow?

“Yes, the Great Lakes give us far more than just shipping lanes and the inspiration for Gordon Lightfoot songs. Come winter, they also like to dump their excess moisture on nearby communities.”

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The Hoosierist: Monster Mash-Up

“Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about malevolent cryptids), it doesn’t live in Indiana.”

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Ask Me Anything: Deborah Paul

“I hope I don’t wind up wandering the streets. Or writing long-winded emails to my friends.”

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Q&A With Nick Offerman

“It’s such an amazing time to be alive if you enjoy beef, beer, and whiskey. Indianapolis is just lousy with incredible examples of those indulgences.”

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The Hoosierist: Is It Legal To Raise Turkeys In The City?

“Whether it’s legal or not, people do it.”

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The Hoosierist: Local Horror Films

“For a state that looks like an elaborate Children of the Corn backdrop, the pickings are slim.”

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Quick Q&A with Mike Birbiglia

“When I met John Green on the set of the movie, I really felt like he was a kindred spirit.”

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The Hoosierist: What Happens if the Orangutans at the Zoo Fall?

“While the eight-story drop is more than enough to give The Hoosierist the willies, it’s not an issue for the orangutans, who swing hand-over-hand along the Hutan Trail (the name for those high cables) with aplomb.”

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Quick Q&A With Idina Menzel

“It helps that I’m a creature of the theater. If you do eight shows a week and you get bored doing the same material, then you’re in a lot of trouble.”

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The Hoosierist: Why Aren't There More CFI Schools?

“In a world that had its priorities straight, all schools would be filled with top-notch programs, so students wouldn’t have to besiege the handful of places that do. But The Hoosierist chooses not to dwell on that. It’s too depressing.”

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Quick Q&A With Danica Patrick

“In an Indy car, if you get loose and you save it, it’s a miracle. They usually crash. In a stock car, they slide all the time, but you can catch it.”

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The Hoosierist: The Fate of Fireworks Stores After July 4

“The rest of the year is about as exciting as a pack of soggy sparklers. But that doesn’t mean the stores have nothing to do.”

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Quick Q&A With Patrick Monahan

“I just wanted to create music that made me happy. Maybe it will make someone else happy, too.”

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The Hoosierist: Clearing the Air About Hookah Cafes

“Scientists report that hookah aficionados are exposed to just as many poisons as those decidedly uncool office workers who huddle outdoors during coffee breaks, furtively committing slow-motion suicide with cigarettes.”

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The Hoosierist Offers A Ray Of Hope On Solar Power

“While not as sun-kissed as, say, Arizona, Indiana nevertheless catches enough rays to make it doable.”

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