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Mikela Floyd


Mikela is a nomad by nature. In fact, she’s lived in 5 places in the same number of years. Some of them twice. She’s a pop culture obsessive, who dreamed of having the fashion sense of Clarissa Darling, the hair of Rachel Greene, and the career path of Rory Gilmore. She calls Liz Lemon her ‘spirit animal;’ has seen every episode of Seinfeld and can notoriously insert a Wayne's World quote into nearly every sentence. 

In addition to her contributions to CultureMap, Mikela is a digital media strategist and writer for Whole Foods Market. You may also know her from her work on the Myspace TV, Celebrity, and Movie hubs. What’s that? Not familiar? It’s probably because you don’t scour the Internet for 24/7 Justin Bieber news. She also contributes occasionally to Austin Monthly, Film School Rejects, Reel Vixen, and a few other random outlets that you probably shouldn’t read.

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Naming Neighborhoods

How Austin's most iconic neighborhoods got their names

By Mikela Floyd

What’s in a name? For Austin, our name is a way of life. With “Keep Austin Weird” splattered on car bumpers, T-shirts and the like, it’s hard to ...

Boyish Girl Interrupted

Before Paramount Theatre performance, Tig Notaro talks wit, wisdom and her breakout year

By Mikela Floyd

On August 5, 2012, comedienne Tig Notaro performed the stand-up set that would change her life forever. In front of an intimate crowd at Los Angeles’ Largo at the Coronet ...

Bye Bye Love

The best breakup spots in Austin: 7 places to consciously uncouple

By Mikela Floyd

Look, we've all sung "Summer Nights" at karaoke — we know how the story goes. Boy meets girl, boy and girl spend all summer together, awkwardness ensues come fall. And ...

Making Music

Austin duo Dawn and Hawkes makes national waves with The Voice audition

By Mikela Floyd

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl play beautiful music together. It’s a story as old as time, one that happened to Paul and ...

Talking With Tomlin

Lily Tomlin talks Austin's counterculture, favorite funny women and old lady hecklers

By Mikela Floyd

Since 1965, comedienne Lily Tomlin has been making audiences laugh with her unique blend of character-driven and improvisational comedy. And when she takes the stage at the Paramount Theater this ...

How did I get here?

How did I get here? (And why did I stay?): Esther's Follies' Nathalie Holmes answers

By Mikela Floyd

When Saturday Night Live launched its new season this fall, it brought on a slew of new cast members — Austinite and Esther's Follies alum Noël Wells among them ...

Moving Blues

Austin, TX, 90210: When did moving in Austin get so hard?

By Mikela Floyd

I hate moving. Packing your stuff only to unload it hours later? Terrible. Throwing things in boxes, never to see them again? It's exhausting. Every last minute of it ...

Austinites Chat

How did I get here? (And why did I stay?): The White Horse's Denis O'Donnell answers

By Mikela Floyd

Since opening in 2011, The White Horse has established itself as Austin’s hipster honky-tonk — no doubt a mainstay on the calendar of any Eastsider in town. They might be ...

Relationship Talk

Sex and the Capital City: A new year, a new direction

By Mikela Floyd

There once was a columnist who dated. She went out with many men she hated. She went on the net, and a few men she met, but “over it” she ...

Thank You, Internet

How the Internet won 2013: Otters, Oona and, of course, Miley

By Mikela Floyd

For the past 20 years (give or take), the Internet has been blessing us with a multitude of gifts. Some we love, and some will never leave us, no matter ...

Holiday Time is TV Time

Remote Viewing: What to watch during the holiday break

By Mikela Floyd

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to power up the TV. Christmas break is upon us, and free time is about to increase exponentially. So what’s ...

Gifts for the Difficult

Our holiday gift guide: What to get the boyfriend who has everything

By Mikela Floyd

Editor's note: Looking for unique and somewhat Austiny gifts this season? CultureMap has you covered. For our next installment, we try to get into the heads of the impossibly ...

Angsty Teen Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide: What to buy for an angsty South Austin teenager

By Mikela Floyd

Editor's note: Looking for unique, Austiny gifts this season? CultureMap has you covered. For our next installment, we try and get into the heads of Austin teenagers and figure ...

Austinites Chat

How did I get here? (And why did I stay?): Austin jewelry guru Kendra Scott answers

By Mikela Floyd

Austin welcomes transplants from coast to coast each day. And it's becoming more and more evident that many of our city's most notable assets aren't necessarily native ...

Sex and the Capital City

Sex and the Capital City: Navigating the holiday season as a pair

By Mikela Floyd

The temperatures are dropping, the waistlines keep expanding and some overzealous celebrators already have their trees decked. That’s right, friends, break out the fruitcake and that old copy of ...

Sex and the Capital City

We Fought About: Why one Chicago couple is fighting the right way

By Mikela Floyd

Last week, Batkid wasn’t the only one getting some Internet love. Chicago couple Claire Meyer and Alan Linic are two improv actors who met in March, set up a ...

Austinites Chat

How did I get here? (And why did I stay?): Austin icon Dale Dudley answers

By Mikela Floyd

They say home is where the heart is. It’s where you hang your hat, and there’s no place like it. And with every passing day, it seems like ...

Fall Date Ideas

Sex and the Capital City: Fall in love with fall with these autumnal date ideas

By Mikela Floyd

After months of maligning the heat, autumn is finally upon us! You know what that means – six weeks of sweaters, cider, and sitting outside with your sweetie. But with the ...

Austin Audience Fail

Austin live-show audiences continue to act like jackasses at their own risk

By Mikela Floyd

Recently, I heard an audience member shout, “Are you here to play music or tell stories?” I wasn’t at an open mic night at my local coffee shop, nor ...

Breaking Bad RIP

Everything I need to know, I learned from Breaking Bad

By Mikela Floyd

Warning: the following post contains spoilers from all five seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad. If you're reading this, you probably know that. If you don't, there's ...

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