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Ryan Lakich

Listings Editor

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

Originally joining CultureMap Austin as an intern when the site launched in the summer of 2011, Ryan would continue writing for CultureMap as a regular contributor, at least when he wasn't too busy slinging cupcakes out of an Airstream trailer. Now the site's listing editor, Ryan enjoys writing about Austin's rich cultural scene in between his many hours spent at the Alamo Drafthouse and local indie wrestling shows.

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Movie Time

The 5 best Austin-area theaters for dinner and a movie

By Ryan Lakich

The classic dinner and a movie concept has undergone a revolution in recent years. We live in an age where you can enjoy gourmet food alongside the latest blockbuster flick ...

Prodigal Son Returns

UT hero Vince Young officially returning to the Forty Acres

By Ryan Lakich

The University of Texas has announced that Vince Young is coming home. In a statement released on Thursday, August 14, UT officials confirmed that Young has been hired to work ...

History in a Box

Central Texas town uncovers 79-year-old time capsule, but can't open it

By Ryan Lakich

You never know what you're going to find when you're digging around Texas. On Tuesday, KVUE reported that demolition crews in Taylor (located in Williamson County) uncovered a ...

Drafthouse Heading to L.A.

Alamo Drafthouse's blockbuster week continues with Los Angeles expansion plans

By Ryan Lakich

It’s shaping up to be a great week for the Alamo Drafthouse. On Tuesday, we learned that the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball will reopen this weekend ...

Adios El Lago

Future of East Austin's El Lago looks dismal

By Ryan Lakich

In May, CultureMap reported that El Lago Mexican Foods Inc. would be moving from its home of nearly 50 years on East Fourth Street to a 24,000-square-foot commercial space ...

Pet of the Week

Adventurous Ashley is a curious cat ready for her forever home

By Ryan Lakich

This week, Austin Pets Alive! introduces us to Ashley. While this lovely kitty may seem a little shy at first, she quickly warms up to new friends. Curious and sweet ...

Cave of Wonders

Hidden cave unearthed by surprised construction crew in North Austin

By Ryan Lakich

Construction crews working near a North Austin high school made a surprising geological discovery last week.  On August 5, workers came across a cave while excavating in front of McNeil ...

Tech in Texas

Texas tops nation as fastest-growing state for tech jobs

By Ryan Lakich

The Lone Star State is making a case for being the next hub for tech jobs. Texas is adding tech jobs faster than any other state, according to ...

The Blues Are Back

Austin's own Gary Clark Jr. has plans to bring Antone's back to life

By Ryan Lakich

An icon of Austin's live music scene may make a triumphant return thanks to the help of two big names in Austin music. As first reported by The Austin ...

Spillway Alcohol Ban

City of Austin bans booze at Barton Springs Spillway

By Ryan Lakich

A new ban is coming to a popular destination. On Wednesday, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Police Department announced a new ban on alcohol consumption at the ...

I-35 Arrest

Man arrested for throwing objects off I-35 overpass in Central Austin

By Ryan Lakich

On Tuesday night the Austin Police Department arrested a man after receiving a call reporting someone throwing objects off of the Interstate 35 overpass near 38th 1/2 Street. Police ...

Pet of The Week

Austin Pets Alive!'s Romeo the dog will steal your heart

By Ryan Lakich

Austin Pets Alive!'s Romeo is a big dog with the personality — and energy — to match. The first thing you'll notice is his friendly smile, but there's more ...

Iconic Austin Fun

Don't miss out on end-of-summer fun at these iconic Austin festivals

By Ryan Lakich

Summer's not over yet. In fact, there's a ton of summer fun still to be had at some of the city's most time-honored events. Here is your ...

Trail of Lights Fee

Austin holiday favorite Trail of Lights could start charging admission fee this year

By Ryan Lakich

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 7, Austin City Council approved the Trail of Lights Foundation's revised contract that would allow the organization to charge a $3 admission fee to visitors ...

SXSW Open for Business

SXSW's cheapest badges of the year are available now

By Ryan Lakich

On Monday, SXSW announced that it is officially open for 2015 business. Registration for the 2015 music, film and tech conference, taking place March 13-22, is now open. Those looking ...

In The Spotlight

UT film school named one of the best in the country

By Ryan Lakich

The Hollywood Reporter released its annual rankings of the top 25 film schools in the country, and the University of Texas at Austin made another strong showing on the exclusive ...

Fest of Frozen Treats

The scoop on the Austin Ice Cream Festival: Free Blue Bell, sweet local vendors and more

By Ryan Lakich

To help us all chill out, the annual Austin Ice Cream Festival returns to Fiesta Gardens on Saturday, August 9. A festival must for all families (and anyone with a ...

Longhorn Morale Boost

Longhorns may be ranked No. 24, but we're all still clueless about future of team

By Ryan Lakich

After one of the worst weeks ever for the organization, the smoke is starting to clear for Coach Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. After dismissing six players over the ...

San Antonio Raiders?

San Antonio Raiders? An Oakland team in Texas would be hilarious — and awesome

By Ryan Lakich

Football fans are going crazy over speculations that the Oakland Raiders could relocate to the heart of Texas. According to recent media reports, Raiders principal owner Mark Davis was given ...

APD Search

Serial rock thrower injures Austin drivers, damages vehicles traveling on I-35

By Ryan Lakich

UPDATE: The Austin Police Department released a statement correcting the date on which the last three incidents occurred. The incidents happened on July 27, not June 27. The original story ...

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