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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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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 ...


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 ...


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