×

Sam Stall

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.”

Danica-copy.jpg
Read More

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.”

Read More

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.”

Patrick-Monahan.jpg
Read More

Quick Q&A With Patrick Monahan

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

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.”

Read More

The Hoosierist: House of Horrors

“A house with this sort of stuff in its background is called a ‘psychologically affected property,’ because unlike a cracked foundation or bad electrical repairs, its impact on a buyer’s decision is purely psychological—unless there’s a big bloodstain on the living room floor that needs to be sanded out.”

Read More

Quick Q&A With Amos Lee

“I could never really play covers. I couldn’t pick out the tunes because my ear wasn’t trained enough and I didn’t know enough chords. But I could write tunes.”

Read More

The Hoosierist: Can The City Make People Trim Trees?

“The Hoosierist figured he would need to chat with two or three government wonks to find a definitive answer for this one. Instead, he discovered the City of Indianapolis’s municipal code absolutely obsesses over tree maintenance.”

Read More

The Hoosierist: The Dirt On Donating Plants To The Zoo

For an outfit that keeps some 31,000 plant specimens on its property (someone, probably an intern, actually counts them), the Indianapolis Zoo is pretty discriminating when it comes to donations.

Anderson-Cooper-copy.jpg
Read More

Quick Q&A With Anderson Cooper

“We’ve been asked the size of various body parts—although I don’t know why I should be bashful about that, because our new president talked about it.”

Read More

The Hoosierist: How Bad is Indy's Traffic?

Chronic congestion? More like a mild case of the sniffles.

santa-copy
Read More

Quick Q&A with Santa (a.k.a. Terry Hilderbrand)

“I dress normally when I’m not in character, but some guys get wrapped up in it. They dress like Santa every day, and they’ll lose themselves.”

Read More

The Hoosierist: Is There a Legal Limit on Christmas Decorations?

“You need not fear the Christmas Police, because when it comes to exterior holiday decorations, pretty much anything goes.”

X
X