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Ryan Lakich

Born in Houston, Ryan grew up in the small town of Columbus near the banks of the Colorado River. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a degree in both Radio-Television-Film and in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Ryan enjoys writing about Austin's rich cultural scene in between his many hours spent at the Alamo Drafthouse and local indie wrestling shows. He is the former listings editor of CultureMap Austin.

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Prosit from the Drafthouse

New beer series puts the 'draft' back in Alamo Drafthouse

By Ryan Lakich

The Alamo Drafthouse is looking to put the “draft” back in “Drafthouse” with the launch of a new monthly beer series. Starting this month, Austin Alamo Drafthouses will explore the ...

Best Fall Concerts

The 10 biggest concerts coming to Austin this fall

By Ryan Lakich

UPDATE: Cher has canceled the remaining dates on her "Dressed to Kill" concert. The story has been updated.  --- Sure, fall means the return of some of the biggest music festivals ...

Picture This Pet

This sassy and social cat wants to jingle all the way to her new home

By Ryan Lakich

If you're looking for a new furry friend who loves attention, meet Jingles, Austin Pets Alive!'s sociable kitty who's ready to find her forever home.  Name: Jingles ...

Something to Text About

The taco emoji lives! Local developer launches genius Taco Text app

By Ryan Lakich

Earlier this summer, we railed against the grand injustice that was the lack of a taco emoji. But the city of Veracruz All Natural and Tamale House East now has ...

Deep Dish Decadence

World-famous Chicago pizzeria Gino's East is headed to Austin

By Ryan Lakich

Some of Chicago's most famous deep dish pizza is headed to Austin and a few other choice spots around Texas.  ATX Brands, which operates Texas "breastaurant" chain Bikinis Sports ...

Not-So-Friendly Neighbor

Austin man arrested after headbutting neighbor and destroying drone, police say

By Ryan Lakich

One South Austin man allegedly took his dispute with a neighbor to the extreme when he thought his neighbor was trying to "get into his head."  According to an arrest ...

Big Money at UT

UT Austin surpasses major fundraising goal — raises more than $3.1 billion

By Ryan Lakich

The University of Texas has reached a major fundraising milestone. On Tuesday, officials from UT Austin stated that the Campaign for Texas, which started in 2006 and ended on August ...

Mack Brown's Loss

Fire destroys Mack Brown's home and UT memorabilia

By Ryan Lakich

Labor Day weekend should have been a new beginning for former University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown who started a gig as college football analyst for ABC and ...

No More Booze

No booze at Barton Springs Spillway — alcohol ban now in effect

By Ryan Lakich

An alcohol ban is now in effect at the Barton Springs Spillway. Beginning Tuesday, September 2, the Austin Police Department will be cracking down on — and ticketing — visitors who are ...

Fantastic Fest News

Fantastic Fest triumphantly returns to Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for 10th anniversary

By Ryan Lakich

Fantastic Fest has grown into one of the can’t-miss events for geeks in Austin and across the country. Making its triumphant return to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar from ...

Keep Austin Boating

Color us surprised: Austin is one of the 10 best cities for boating in America

By Ryan Lakich

Labor Day weekend means millions of boaters across the country will be hitting the water. Though Central Texas may not have a reputation as a sailor's dream, Austin was ...

Cellphone Ban Passes

Austin City Council passes ordinance banning cellphones while driving

By Ryan Lakich

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and City Council members unanimously passed a distracted driving ordinance, banning the use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving a vehicle or ...

Labor Day Fun

10 Labor Day weekend events that will end your summer with a bang

By Ryan Lakich

Labor Day weekend is upon us. We're here to make sure your summer ends with bang and not a whimper with the 10 best events and activities for your ...

Tales from the Crypt

Austinite donates human skull to North Lamar Goodwill

By Ryan Lakich

One Austinite is keeping things weird with a bizarre Goodwill donation. On Wednesday, the Austin Police Department issued a statement asking for the public's assistance in locating a person ...

Gear up for Game Day

The 20 best places in Austin to watch football this season

By Ryan Lakich

Days devoid of football are thankfully coming to a close — fans are ready to welcome the new season of college and professional football. To help you with the ever important ...

Spice It Up

Winners of best hot sauce in Austin crowned at 24th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

By Ryan Lakich

On Sunday, the 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival descended on Fiesta Gardens for another grand celebration of all things spicy. In addition to subjecting their taste buds to ...

Pet of the Week

Help find a home for Brooke, APA!'s captivating and playful bulldog

By Ryan Lakich

Brooke is an energetic and gorgeous bulldog that has everything you want in a furry friend. Get to know Brooke today, or meet her in person at the APA! American ...

Navigating Out of Bounds

Our picks for the best local and out-of-town talent at Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

By Ryan Lakich

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is our first reminder that festival season is upon us. It’s also one of the city’s most expansive comedy events, with more than ...

99 Problems But Beer Ain't One

Austin Beerworks releases massive case of 99 beers to locals — plus how to snag one

By Ryan Lakich

Editor's note: On August 28, Austin Beerworks began distributing the 99 packs throughout Austin. Follow the Instagram @anytimeale for up-to-the-minute details and where they're going next.  Austin Beerworks ...

Trail of Lights Fee

Trail of Lights won't be free on weekends this winter

By Ryan Lakich

The Trail of Lights Foundation announced on Friday that it will implement a fee for the 2014 Trail of Lights, December 7-21. The new fee will be $3 for individuals ...

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