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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Cowtown Pride

The most country-minded city in America might surprise you

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that Cowtown is the most "country-minded" big city in America, while Austin, Houston and Dallas don't fare so well. In a Facebook study by the real estate ...


Dating 101

Order the right drink on a first date or you could die alone

By Jonathan Rienstra

First dates are fraught with myriad speed bumps that could thwart a sequel to dinner and a movie. You can talk about yourself too much or bring up religion or ...


Austin Luxury Homes Are Hot

Austin's multimillion-dollar home sales rate doubles, topping skyrocketing Texas markets

By Cindy Widner, Jonathan Rienstra

Luxury home sales are on the rise across the state, with double-digit growth among Texas’ four main cities — and, in news that will surprise no one —Austin's market is ...


Links We Love

Storm porn, baby polar bears and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


There's Country for Old Men (and Women)

Austin tops yet another national list — but this one may surprise you

By Jonathan Rienstra

Forbes, which loves a good list, just put out another one, naming the 25 best cities in America to retire in 2014. Just to get it out of the way ...


Links We Love

Robert Downey Jr. can sing, famous quotes debunked and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Economics 101

Texas State coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

By Jonathan Rienstra

College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising students are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the ...


They Grow Up So Fast

Johnny Manziel says adios to college life and declares for 2014 NFL draft

By Jonathan Rienstra

It seems Johnny Manziel has had his fill of college competition and NCAA guidelines and will enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to ESPN. Manziel filed the official paperwork on ...


Rising Up

Surprise, surprise: Guess which city is No. 1 for job seekers?

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another list of best cities in the United States, another No. 1 spot for Austin. Surely, at this point, it’s getting a little boring, right? According to Nerd Wallet ...


Links We Love

Drunk Neil Patrick Harris, Friday Night Tykes and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Shiny Happy Aggies

UT ranks No. 9 to Texas A&M's No. 1 in Daily Beast's happiest campus list

By Jonathan Rienstra

In ongoing listicle madness news, The Daily Beast recently crowned Texas A&M as the happiest college in the United States for 2013 while the relatively frowny University of Texas ...


Links We Love

Community comes back into our lives, Puppy Bowl fantasy teams and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Treat Your Body as a Temple

Fight New Year's Day hangover with these helpful remedies

By Jonathan Rienstra

New Year's Eve is a worldwide party that, for most people, involves booze. Lots and lots of booze. The tricky thing about alcohol is that it doesn’t matter ...


Wine: Now in Cans

Wine in a can: drink in the New Year with the newest portable alcohol

By Jonathan Rienstra

Wine is grand. It’s the classy way to catch a buzz, and it makes everything you say sound erudite in a way that beer or liquor rarely can. But ...


Sex, Drugs and Smarts

Drinkers live longer, night owls are smarter, according to studies

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you found yourself downing glass after glass of wine during a holiday party to the judgmental stares of a teetotaler who somehow snuck in, take solace in the fact ...


Austin Breastaurant Empire

Bikinis, Texas, set to open Hill Country gates to world's first breast city

By Jonathan Rienstra

Certain Texas towns carry near-mythical stature. Places like Shiner and Luckenbach and Marfa are known throughout the country for their quirks and unique flavors. But starting next year, there will ...


Austin Brings It

Austin tops list of best performing cities in America

By Jonathan Rienstra

In a new study examining the best performing cities in the United States — those booming metros where jobs are being created and sustained — Texas has once again flexed its muscle ...


Stay Inside the F*cking Lines!

Stephen Colbert slams Ted Cruz's coloring book

By Jonathan Rienstra

Big presents in boxes are the tent poles of Christmas morning, but the stockings offer the most surprises. After all, what’s more exciting than getting a menagerie of dollar-store ...


A Tale of Two 43s

Dubya writes cheer-up letter to Alabama kicker Cade Foster

By Jonathan Rienstra

Cade Foster took a lot of heat from fans and press a few weeks ago after the kicker missed two field goals and had another blocked in Alabama’s epic ...


Find Your Perfect Doorknob

New homebuilding app helps users avoid costly mistakes with a click

By Jonathan Rienstra

When it comes time to building or remodeling a home, the to-do list can be a mile long, and that’s before you even get to things like picking out ...


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