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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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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 ...


Links We Love

Beyoncé releases new album without telling anyone 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 ...


Watch Those Pants, Dudes

Looking to score a second date — or just score? Your pants tell all

By Jonathan Rienstra

They say that clothes make the man, but it seems that if he's not wearing the right-colored pants, the man might not make it to the second date. At ...


Good Works and Workouts

New fitness app turns your body into an engine of change

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s a given that exercise is good for the body and mind. But a new website and app called Calamity Gym wants to make sure that each time you ...


Drug Lord Spin Control

Family of alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht mounts PR campaign to restore his image

By Jonathan Rienstra

After Ross Ulbricht’s arrest in October for being the alleged mastermind of Silk Road — a website devoted to purchasing and selling high-grade illegal drugs — it seemed as though the ...


High School Twitter Rage

#Lookadouche blows up Internet after sexist dating advice program at Dallas-area high school

By Jonathan Rienstra

Students at Richardson High School, located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, raised a ruckus yesterday when faith-based dating expert and motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo gave a speech on how ...


Texas Politicking

Cruz to the finish line? Dallas Rep. Dan Branch joins Texas attorney general race

By Jonathan Rienstra

He may have announced it in July, but it’s officially official now: State Rep. Dan Branch is running for Texas attorney general after filing paperwork November 13 to be ...


This Round's on Me

Texans' love of tequila doesn't translate to more hangovers

By Jonathan Rienstra

New national data from a hangover solutions company finds that in a land of lushes, Texas is pretty average overall. The study, put together by Blowfish for Hangovers, a concoction ...


Put It On Everything

Hot mess: California city sues to shut down production of Sriracha

By Jonathan Rienstra

UPDATE: On October 31, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied the city's request for a temporary restraining order and set a hearing date for November 22. --- Believe ...


Small-Town Texas Travels

Shiner, Texas, seduces travelers with more than just good beer

By Jonathan Rienstra

There’s a group of tiny Texas towns spread throughout the state that carries as much of the Texas mythos as the bright lights of Dallas and Houston or the ...


Get Out While You Can

Texas makes pitiful showing on list of America's best small towns

By Jonathan Rienstra

We Texans have grown rather accustomed to our best status in the world of lists (although sometimes it's nothing to brag about). But a recent survey detailing the best ...


Dating Game, Set, Match

Charades gets flirty on your phone with new dating app

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s more common than ever to find a companion online. But a new free, Texas-based dating app hopes to make the process even more personal for by turning the ...


Texas Country Commander

Pat Green on new album, returning to his roots and getting into the restaurant game

By Jonathan Rienstra

Pat Green may not be Willie Nelson, but few musicians have been as identifiable with Texas country in the last 20 years as Pat F-ing Green — from his independent label ...


The Great Texas Beer Adventure

Texans cycle from Austin to Denver with bus full of brew to promote cancer awareness

By Jonathan Rienstra

Google Maps officially lists the journey from Austin to Denver as a little more than 900 miles, but the beer-guzzling, road-biking team behind 1400 Miles wanted to take a few ...


A Fork in the Road

Austin man arrested for running "black market Amazon" for drugs, guns and hitmen

By Jonathan Rienstra

The FBI has seized the domain of Silk Road — a website devoted to purchasing and selling high-grade drugs, from marijuana to heroin— and arrested whom they claim to be the ...


Start Me Up

Texas earns top marks for university entrepreneurial programs

By Elizabeth Rhodes, Jonathan Rienstra

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine recently released a list of the nation’s top schools for entrepreneurship. Texas tied with New York as the most represented state in the ...


Links We Love

Jimmy Kimmel rips fashion week and crazy mayoral ad top 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 ...


Texas Troubadour Goes to Africa

Honky tonk hero Kevin Fowler on being just like his fans and hunting wildebeest

By Jonathan Rienstra

Back in 2011, Kevin Fowler released his sixth studio album, Chippin’ Away. An ode to the slow but steady ascension Fowler has experienced on the charts since he began performing ...


Links We Love

iPhone 5S, new HBO show and six-clawed lobster top 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 ...


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