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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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Red River Rivalry

5-star football recruit fuels new Red River rivalry with Twitter post

By Ryan Lakich

A five-star football recruit from California has ignited a new Red River rivalry with his Twitter account. Iman Marshall, a cornerback from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, is using Twitter ...


Fantasy Football Specials

The 11 best bars for your fantasy football draft party

By Ryan Lakich

Football season is almost here, which means many fans are obsessing over fantasy football leagues. There are plenty of websites devoted to helping you decide who to pick, but what ...


Time Runs out for Players

Iconic campus-area burger joint Players forced to close

By Ryan Lakich

This news has been a long time coming, but UT students will have to find a new place for burgers and shakes this fall. Players, the popular burger joint on ...


Pet of the Week

Help find a new home for Junior, APA!'s dashing Russian blue cat

By Ryan Lakich

This week, Austin Pets Alive! would like you to meet Junior, a handsome Russian blue who is very proud of his heritage. But even if you don't own the ...


Austin Film Fest News

2014 Austin Film Festival lineup spotlights Linklater, Franco, Costner

By Ryan Lakich

The Austin Film Festival has announced the initial world premieres, Texas premieres and filmmakers slated for its 21st anniversary season this fall. This year's festival, which runs October 23-30 ...


Stubb's Makes the Cut

Only one Austin venue named on Billboard's 25 Most Popular Music Clubs

By Ryan Lakich

On Tuesday, August 19, Billboard released its rankings of the 25 Most Popular Music Clubs in the U.S. The list is based on ticket sales reported to Billboard Boxscore ...


ACL Late Night Shows

ACL Music Festival announces full lineup for 2014 Late Night Shows

By Ryan Lakich

C3 Presents has announced the lineup and schedule for the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Late Night Shows. Perfect for any music-loving night owls, the Late Night Shows take ...


Longhorns vs. Ice Buckets

Watch Charlie Strong and Mack Brown take on the viral Ice Bucket Challenge

By Ryan Lakich

It seems everyone from your grandmother to Justin Timberlake is accepting the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge, so it was only a matter of time before the viral fundraiser ...


Celebrate Labor Day

Get outta Austin: Best hotel deals and packages for Labor Day vacations across Texas

By Ryan Lakich

The summer vacation season is coming to a close and Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out of town for one last summer hurrah. To help you ...


Shark Meat Dinner

809-pound shark caught and served up to Texas poor and homeless

By Ryan Lakich

One unlucky 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico probably wasn’t expecting to have the food chain flipped on him. KSAT News is reporting that Ryan Springs ...


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 Dice.com ...


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 ...


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