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Aleksander Chan


Aleksander Chan has written for The Huffington Post, AskMen and the Austin Chronicle. He attended the University of Texas, where he was managing editor of The Daily Texan.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Whole Foods Market announces plans to open health resort

By Aleksander Chan

If you are among the unwashed masses or perhaps dabble in the occasional genetically-modified organism, then you've likely noticed the healthy, youthful glow of Whole Foods Market shoppers — especially ...

Weekend Roundup

Kick off the spring season with our top event picks for this weekend

By Aleksander Chan

Do you smell that? Spring is in the air. Also humidity, and if you work downtown maybe some warm garbage. Did you have a fun SXSW? Was it an exhausting ...

Juice Expansion

Austin-based Daily Juice secures funding to go nationwide

By Aleksander Chan

Daily Juice, Austin-based health food shop focusing on natural juices, has secured the necessary funding to take its franchise nationwide, with plans to open new stores in Houston and Dallas ...

New Art on Campus

Two iconic Sol LeWitt pieces added to UT's Landmarks art collection

By Aleksander Chan

Landmarks, the University of Texas’ curated public art program, has just landed two high-profile pieces from the late conceptual and minimalist artist Sol LeWitt. Circle with Towers and Drawing #520 ...

More Fun Fun Fun

Fun Fun Fun Fest nabs expansion deal with W Hotel developer

By Aleksander Chan

The annual music, comedy and oddity confab Fun Fun Fun Fest is looking to add another layer of fun. Word comes from the Statesman that the Transmission Events-helmed November gathering ...

The Week in TV

What to watch this week in TV: Psycho prequel series Bates Motel and more

By Aleksander Chan

The dead of early spring is nearly over, with high profile premieres like the return of Game of Thrones and Mad Men​ just around the corner. Sneaking in just before ...

winding down

Best of the fest: Short Term 12 earns its grand jury prize

By Aleksander Chan

Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12, which won the grand jury prize for best narrative feature at this year’s SXSW, is a trip. It’s hard to tear yourself ...

Young Adult Fiction

SXSW 2013 film review: The Spectacular Now makes a strong case for the teen drama renaissance

By Aleksander Chan

The romantic comedy may be dead, but the young adult coming-of-age drama, of the John Hughes-ian variety, could be on the cusp of a renaissance. James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular ...

Weekend Roundup

Close out SXSW with our top event picks for the weekend

By Aleksander Chan

We did it. We got through another SXSW. Well, almost. We’re nearly there! There are a few closing ceremonies-like events that are happening this weekend that are free and ...

Tickets, please

L Style G Style publisher Lynn Yeldell takes on a new role as Ticketbud CEO

By Aleksander Chan

Among the litany of ticketing websites, Austin-based Ticketbud has emerged as the favored, philanthropic underdog: They charge a flat setup fee and don't take any of the profits, charging ...

go, go, go

My very first SXSW: What I've learned, plus some complementary gadgets and apps

By Aleksander Chan

This is my first SXSW ever. Ever. I went to high school in San Antonio and went to college at the University of Texas, and for eight long years, I ...

Drama Camp

SXSW 2013: The top 5 acting lessons from Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor

By Aleksander Chan

While actor Jeffrey Tambor’s primary reason for being in Austin for SXSW was to promote the forthcoming new season of revived, beloved comedy Arrested Development on Netflix, he set ...

Can we be friends?

SXSW 2013 film review: Drinking Buddies goes down smooth, but with little flavor

By Aleksander Chan

In a brief Q & A session at the SXSW world premiere with the cast of Drinking Buddies, Joe Swanberg’s romantic drama set in a Chicago beer brewery, star Olivia ...

Shaq Attack

Shaquille O'Neal picks the winners of his Pitch Shaq mobile startup contest

By Aleksander Chan

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal announced the winners of his 15-second “Pitch Shaq” contest in a chummy gathering at the Long Center as a part of SXSW Interactive. The ...

The Week in TV

What to watch (and not watch) this week in TV: Top of the Lake, Jason Schwartzman on Parks and Rec & more

By Aleksander Chan, Katie Stroh

In our weekly roundup of what's worth seeing (and not seeing) on TV, a creepy Kiwi thriller starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and special guest stars on Parks ...

Culinary Creatvity

Get an early taste of Paul Qui's new restaurant with the Chef Wine and Dine series

By Aleksander Chan

Since winning Top Chef, Paul Qui has been busy: the Uchiko executive chef took a brief Mexican reprieve and came back stateside to hammer out the details and menu for ...

SXSW 2013

Moving images: Tracing the GIF's animated history

By Aleksander Chan

Many a link-baiting slideshow and BuzzFeed post have been using animated GIFS, the moving images assembled from videos, sequences of photos or original animations. But how did the initially cheesy ...

Weekend Roundup

Our top weekend event picks: Go to the rodeo, hang out with NASA and more

By Aleksander Chan

It’s here. It’s happening right now. SXSW is on in earnest through next week, and if you want to do anything anywhere remotely close to downtown, be prepared ...

Point of Sale

Driskill Hotel rumored to be sold to Hyatt

By Aleksander Chan

It would appear that the historic Driskill Hotel is facing new ownership: the Austin American-Statesman reports that a deal has been struck with the hotel’s current owners, Lowe Enterprises ...

You Are What You Eat

Doritos and Pizza Hut hit SXSW with social media ploys to promote concerts, find employees

By Aleksander Chan

How’s this for a hypoglycemic twofer: a 62-foot-tall Doritos vending machine and rapid-fire interviews for a job at Pizza Hut. Both companies are launching elaborate social media campaigns during ...

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