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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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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 ...


Links We Love

Blink-182 breaks up like it still matters, SkyMall fails 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 ...


Art Is Money

Austin's creative class makes up a big percentage of local workforce

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Texas Cultural Trust has released its 2015 State of the Arts report, which shows the impact that the arts have on the state. In addition to economic contributions (i ...


Take a Chill Pill

Texas ranks among worst in the nation when it comes to emotional health

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texans are among the worst at decompressing and finding their centers, according to a survey examining how “emotionally recharged” each state’s residents have been in the new year. It ...


Queso on Everything

The most popular cuisine in Texas revealed — it ain't barbecue

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...


Links We Love

Failed romantic gestures, top Netflix cult films 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

Wine pairings for Girl Scout cookies, a really hard Parks and Recreation quiz, 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 ...


Hot Housing Markets

Austin declared the best housing market to invest in this year

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another list pimping out Texas’ real estate market. This time, Forbes declared five of its 20 “best buy cities,” i.e., where to invest in housing in 2015 ...


Private Travel Perks

New Texas company flies super-commuters around in style for one flat price

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...


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