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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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Drink up

New study from Austin professor says booze ads don't affect how much you drink

By Jonathan Rienstra

Recent legislation in cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco has banned alcohol ads in certain instances. However, important new research out of the University of Texas at Austin ...


Links We Love

Corgis race to name royal baby, Peeps knowledge 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 ...


Not-so-sweet Spot

Austin ain't so sweet when it comes to affordability and job opportunity

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texas has some of the sweetest markets in the country, according to economists at Zillow. Unfortunately for Austin, the city falls out of the "Goldilocks Zone," where robust employment and ...


Links We Love

El-P gets attacked at SXSW, Nintendo puts Mario on iPhones and more links we love

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 ...


It's a Love Match

Virgin launches 2-for-1 travel deal good for new Austin-Dallas route

By Jonathan Rienstra

As part of its “All Fares Being Equal, Awesome Wins” campaign, Virgin America is offering two-for-one flights out of Dallas Love Field, and all you have to do is give ...


Get on the Bus

Luxury motor coach expands commuter service with new Texas routes

By Jonathan Rienstra

Vonlane, a luxury motor coach company that currently shuttles businesspeople between Dallas and Austin, is adding a new route to Houston beginning April 20. Founder and president Alex Danza says ...


Links We Love

Zoolander's return, Girl Scout cookie battle lines 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 ...


Everyone's Moving to Waco

Surprising Central Texas town has hottest real estate market in U.S. right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

As the spring homebuying season approaches, experts are saying Waco is slated to have the hottest market in the country, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington. In surprising news, Austin-Round Rock doesn ...


Links We Love

J.J. Watt is a big liar, terrible Simpsons grammar and more links we love

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 ...


Links We Love

Bye-bye Parks and Recreation. You're 5,000 candles in the wind

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 ...


Links We Love

Magnificent Mardi Gras food, Boston snow feuds 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 ...


Liquor with an Agenda

New Texas-based vodka brand stands for LGBT equality

By Jonathan Rienstra

Doug Jacobson and Bert Gallagher know that it’s easier to party than to fight. That’s why the San Antonio business partners want to bring about change one drink ...


Shake Your Money Maker

This Austin nightclub rakes in cash like the best in the U.S.

By Jonathan Rienstra

Las Vegas, Miami and New York City might be the country's nightclub meccas, but according to a new report, a local club is bringing in some serious money. Nightclub ...


Links We Love

11 oldest breweries in the world, 50 Shades of Buscemi and more links we love

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 ...


Love Stinks

The singles guide to Valentine's Day: 5 ways to have more fun than those stupid couples

By Jonathan Rienstra

Valentine's Day is an exclusionary holiday, which, frankly, is some crap. I have a date this year — waits for applause — but for many years, I did not. From those ...


Hands-off Hosting

New app delivers local chefs directly to your home for stress-free dinner parties

By Jonathan Rienstra

Forget takeout or slaving away in the kitchen for your next dinner party: A new app offers on-demand, chef-prepared, three-course meals in your home with just a few clicks. Lekker ...


Digital Kingpin

Former Austinite turned Silk Road drug kingpin faces life in prison after guilty verdict

By Jonathan Rienstra

Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online narcotics empire Silk Road and Westlake High School alum, was found guilty on seven charges, including drug and money-laundering conspiracies and a continuing criminal ...


Links We Love

Musicians read mean tweets, Tinder to charge for swipes and more links we love

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 ...


Johnny Football Gets Help

Infamous party boy and Aggie star Johnny Manziel goes to rehab

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears Johnny Manziel's party-boy ways have finally caught up to him. The Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Heisman winner entered a treatment facility last Wednesday. The move was ...


Growth Trends

Is Austin slowing down? Forbes names new fastest-growing city in America

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texas continues to fill up with people, and according to one national authority, it's doing so faster than any other state. On Forbes' 2015 list of fastest-growing cities, Lone ...


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