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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Fake Black Friday Sales Traps

The very best Black Friday deals and the fake sale traps to avoid: Your Ultimate Shopping Cheat Sheet

By Jonathan Rienstra

Thanksgiving is a fine holiday, but its true importance comes when it is over and people decide that it's time to go shopping for new things to be thankful ...


Cowtown Pride

The most country-minded city in America? Of course, it's in Texas

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that Cowtown is the most "country-minded" big city in America, while Austin, Houston and Dallas don't fare so well. In a Facebook study by the real estate ...


Homestate Glory

Texas dominates national mag's Best Places to Retire List: Of course it does

By Jonathan Rienstra

Retirement presents a whole host of opportunities. Chief among them: the chance to uproot yourself because you’re no longer beholden to a job or raising children. But where should ...


Links We Love

Robert Downey Jr. sings with Sting, deaf football player inspires, 5 famous quotes

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


They Grow Up So Fast

He's in, but is he a Texan? Johnny Manziel declares for NFL draft

By Jonathan Rienstra

It seems Johnny Manziel has had his fill of college competition and NCAA guidelines and will enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to ESPN. Manziel filed the official paperwork on ...


Links We Love

Drunk Neil Patrick Harris, Friday Night Tykes, pricey American Girl dolls

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Community returns, big marijuana sales, Puppy Bowl fantasy line-up

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Happiest College Campus

Happiest college campus in the USA? Say howdy to Texas A&M

By Jonathan Rienstra

Proving that the Aggies can’t stop winning, the Daily Beast recently crowned Texas A&M as the happiest college in the United States for 2013. A&M earned the ...


Best Hangover Cures

Feeling woozy? Try these best New Year's Day hangover remedies

By Jonathan Rienstra

New Year's Eve is a worldwide party that, for most people, involves booze. Lots and lots of booze. The tricky thing about alcohol is that it doesn’t matter ...


Pure Wine Genius

That's no Bull: Wine lovers get a new way to think outside the box

By Jonathan Rienstra

Wine is grand. It’s the classy way to catch a buzz, and it makes everything you say sound so erudite in a way that beer or liquor rarely can ...


Party All the Time

New alcohol science: Drinkers live longer, engage in more sex and love the night

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you found yourself downing glass after glass of wine during a holiday party to the judgmental stares of some teetotaler that somehow snuck in, take solace in the fact ...


Homestate Glory

Houston drops on best performing cities list, but future looks bright with more jobs

By Jonathan Rienstra

In a new study examining the best performing cities in the United States — those booming metros where jobs are being created and sustained — Texas has once again flexed its muscle ...


Breast City Rises

Breast City rises, set to open: New breastaurant town vows to be Hill Country classy

By Jonathan Rienstra

Certain Texas towns carry near-mythical stature. Places like Shiner and Luckenbach and Marfa are known throughout the country for their quirks and unique flavors. But starting next year, there will ...


Find Your Perfect Doorknob

New homebuilding app helps users avoid costly mistakes with a click

By Jonathan Rienstra

When it comes time to building or remodeling a home, the to-do list can be a mile long, and that’s before you even get to things like picking out ...


Links We Love

Beyoncé's new album, Conan in LA and Mae Whitman gives Her a thumbs up

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Ski Champ Tells All

How to train for winter ski trip: Olympic gold medalist offers winning tips

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texas is a large enough state to encompass coastal and rolling plains, lush forests, deserts and basins. However, although Texas boasts a handful of mountains, the one thing it doesn ...


A Tale of Two 43's

Alabama kicker gets support from president used to handling criticism

By Jonathan Rienstra

Cade Foster took a lot of heat from fans and press a few weeks ago after the kicker missed two field goals and had another blocked in Alabama’s epic ...


Come to the Pants Party

What color pants should you wear on the first date? It really matters

By Jonathan Rienstra

They say that clothes make the man, but it seems that if you’re not wearing the right-colored pants, then the man might not make it to the second date ...


Good Works and Workouts

New fitness app turns your body into an engine of change

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s a given that exercise is good for the body and mind. But a new website and app called Calamity Gym wants to make sure that each time you ...


High School Twitter Rage

Sexist dating advice from Christian motivational speaker gets the boot from students

By Jonathan Rienstra

Students at Richardson High School near Dallas raised a ruckus when faith-based dating expert and motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo gave a speech on how teenage boys and girls can make ...


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