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Aleksander Chan


Aleksander Chan has written for The Huffington Post, AskMen and the Austin Chronicle. He attended the University of Texas, where he was managing editor of The Daily Texan.

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No, really

Groceries are just the start: Whole Foods plans to open a swanky health resort

By Aleksander Chan

If you are among the unwashed masses or perhaps dabble in the occasional genetically modified organism, then you've likely noticed the healthy, youthful glow of Whole Foods Market shoppers ...

Healthy Expansion

Move over Jamba: Austin's Daily Juice plans big squeeze with Houston stores

By Aleksander Chan

Daily Juice, the Austin-based health food shop focusing on natural juices, has secured funding to take its franchise nationwide, with plans to open new stores in Houston and Dallas before ...

Big Event City

Does Houston even want to host the Olympics? USOC's sudden Texas love could be fleeting

By Aleksander Chan

All four of Texas’ major markets — Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio — are potentially in contention to be the United States' official bid city for host of the 2024 Olympics ...

Zoom Zoom

No room for human error: Google self-driving car hits the streets at Texas Transportation Forum

By Aleksander Chan

Google will be testing its self-driving car in Austin on Tuesday as a part of the three-day Texas Transportation Forum. As the Austin American-Statesman first reported, the outfitted, converted Lexus ...

The Whole Story

Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey looks for a higher purpose in Conscious Capitalism

By Aleksander Chan

In his new book, Conscious Capitalism, Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey extols the virtues of a business acumen that values everyone along the production and consumption line. We caught up ...

Tech sector

Dell goes private in sweeping $24 billion buyout

By Aleksander Chan

In a sweeping $24.4 billion buyout, Dell announced Tuesday that the computer company, struggling to compete in the personal computer market against stiff competition from mobile phones and tablet ...

The Week in TV

TV worth watching: House of Cards marks Netflix series debut and a revamped Smash returns

By Aleksander Chan, Katie Stroh

In our weekly roundup of what's worth seeing (and what isn't), Broadway musicals, zombies and a beloved comedy returns. Also, we attempt to binge on Netflix's first ...

We'll miss ya

TV highlights: 30 Rock goes to comedy heaven, plus premieres of The Americans, Do No Harm

By Aleksander Chan, Katie Stroh

In this week's roundup of what's worth seeing on TV (and what's not), Felicity returns, Liz Lemon says goodbye and a doctor has a split personality. The ...

Smart Play

Beyonce deserves praise not scorn for lip-synching the National Anthem for Obama

By Aleksander Chan

So Beyoncé, former child of Destiny, current star of this generation’s impossibly cool couple, GQ cover model and steamrolling pop star, lip-synched her rendition of the National Anthem at ...

Security Update

UT grad John Brennan nominated as CIA director; confirmation hearings could be heated

By Aleksander Chan

University of Texas alum John Brennan has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the new director of the CIA, the White House announced Tuesday. Brennan, who completed his ...


UT women's track and field coach resigns after “consensual intimate relationship” with student-athlete

By Aleksander Chan

University of Texas head women’s track and field coach Bev Kearney, who was put on paid leave in November for undisclosed reasons, has officially resigned after it was revealed ...

slick Startups

Texas entrepreneur aims for "paperless zen" with service that turns your snail mail into email

By Aleksander Chan

With snail mail, laziness begets clutter: all the catalogues, coupons and flyers for a free teeth cleaning pile up. It’s like paperwork. An Austin-based startup is willing to do ...

so this is christmas

Holiday green: Kids books, like Moving Christmas, have a save-the-environment theme

By Aleksander Chan

In Moving Christmas, Brandon Camp’s and Richard D’ovidio’s new children’s book that’s been launched across the whole gamut of modern book release platforms with the ...

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