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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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Stay Forever 21

Adults take over children's museum every month at Thinkery21

By Ryan Lakich

When the Austin Children’s Museum left downtown to reopen in the Mueller development, it may have rebranded itself the Thinkery, but it kept its mission to educate young and ...


Raccoon Rescue

Austin police officer saves adorable raccoon stuck in hot car

By Ryan Lakich

On Tuesday, the Austin Police Department had to make a very unique rescue. Around 2 pm, APD tweeted photos of an officer holding a small raccoon that had been rescued ...


Picture This Pet

APA's friendly pup Mickey Mouse is ready to be your playmate

By Ryan Lakich

Most of the young dogs at Austin Pets Alive! love to play around, but with a name like Mickey Mouse it's not hard to imagine that this particular pooch ...


Barbecue on the Move

La Barbecue moving from East Sixth to 'upscale' food trailer park

By Ryan Lakich

On Saturday, the GoodLife Food Park announced that the beloved La Barbecue (along with all of its delicious brisket) will move to the "upscale" trailer park located on 900 E ...


The President Returns

President Obama in Austin this week for two-day fundraising trip

By Ryan Lakich

UPDATE: In addition to the fundraising events, President Obama will speak at the Paramount Theater on Thursday. According to the Austin American-Statesman, free tickets will be distributed to the public ...


Intergalactic Nemesis Returns

The Intergalactic Nemesis blasts off with upcoming digital releases

By Ryan Lakich

After nearly four years of amazing national success, The Intergalactic Nemesis is prepared to boldly go where no live-action graphic novel has gone before. On Wednesday, writer and director Jason ...


Fanatical Foodies Needed

Local foodies needed for new Bravo show filming in Austin

By Ryan Lakich

A new reality series from Bravo is looking for local diners and fanatical foodies to be part of its Austin tapings from July 15 - 18.  Hosted by Tom Colicchio, an ...


Picture This Pet

Bow down and adopt Queen Helena, APA!'s regal but affectionate kitty

By Ryan Lakich

This week, Austin Pets Alive! invites you to meet Queen Helena, a cat who loves to perch herself on top of the cat tower and watch the other cats play ...


Celebrating The 4th

The biggest and brightest Fourth of July events for every Austin neighborhood

By Ryan Lakich

Fourth of July falling on a Friday means three days of all-American festivities. We're here to break down what’s going from downtown to the outskirts of town. Here ...


Fun Fun Fun Comedy

Familiar faces and cool surprises announced for Fun Fun Fun Fest comedy stage

By Ryan Lakich

In May, music fans learned about the killer lineup of bands appearing at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year (returning to Auditorium Shores November 7-9). And now, the fest is ...


Skip Work for Soccer

Massive World Cup watch party planned for the Long Center lawn

By Ryan Lakich

Earlier this summer, we broke down the 14 best bars and restaurants to watch all of the soccer action around town. So far it’s been a wild ride of ...


Futbol Frenzy

ESPN says Austin is one of the top cities for World Cup viewership

By Ryan Lakich

You may have noticed that the office was a little emptier on Thursday when the U.S. soccer team battled Germany in the World Cup, and now ESPN has the ...


Longhorn Pride

Texas colleges rank high for athletics, but University of Texas still comes out on top

By Ryan Lakich

In the state of Texas, especially at the University of Texas at Austin, football is king. So after another sub-par season (and seeing Texas A&M and other colleges dominate ...


Arts in Austin

2 Austin creative projects just landed some major national cash

By Ryan Lakich

On Wednesday, two ambitious local art projects received a national grant to support their efforts in Austin’s creative community. The City of Austin’s Economic Development Project announced that ...


'Breastaurant' Wars

'Breastaurant' Wars: Rick's Cabaret opens Bombshells concept in North Austin

By Ryan Lakich

Start building those bunkers: Austin could be ground zero for the battle between Texas “breastaurant” empires. On Wednesday, Houston-based gentlemen’s club chain Rick’s Cabaret opened its latest military-themed ...


Remembering Tuco

Eli Wallach, UT alum and acting legend, dies at age 98

By Ryan Lakich

The world of acting has lost a true legend. Eli Wallach, whose career  in film, television and on Broadway spanned more than half a century, passed away in New York ...


Comedy Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds Fest's 2014 lineup boasts big-name comics from across the globe

By Ryan Lakich

Another local festival of laughs is on the horizon, promising a wild week of comedy hijinks. On Tuesday morning, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival announced the lineup for its ...


Picture This Pet

Make music with Apache, APA!'s handsome Catahoula Leopard mix

By Ryan Lakich

This week, Austin Pets Alive! would like to introduce you to Apache, a good-looking pooch still looking for a forever home. Thankfully, he has a friend in local musician Johnny ...


Charity by Design

DIFFA comes to Austin with Urban Picnic by Design fundraiser

By Ryan Lakich

DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, has long been known for throwing stylish parties across the country that raise money for a good cause. Now plans are underway for ...


Traffic Nightmare

Downtown Austin's stretch of I-35 named the most congested roadway in Texas

By Ryan Lakich

If you’re a regular commuter in Austin, you might want to sit down for this news. (However, you’re probably already sitting because you’re still stuck in traffic ...


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