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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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The Whole Lifestyle

Boosted by a better economy, Whole Foods Market plans to get into the resort business

By Aleksander Chan

Austin-based Whole Foods Market intends to take its healthy mantra outside the confines of its retail stores. Co-founder, author and occasional gaffe-maker John Mackey told USA Today that his company ...

Healthy Expansion

Austin-based Daily Juice attempts to squeeze into Dallas market

By Aleksander Chan

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

New Art on Campus

University of Texas adds two iconic Sol LeWitt pieces to Landmarks art collection

By Aleksander Chan

Landmarks, the University of Texas’ curated public art program, has just landed two high-profile pieces from the late conceptual and minimalist artist Sol LeWitt. Circle with Towers and Drawing #520 ...

Drama Camp

Acting lessons with Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor

By Aleksander Chan

Although actor Jeffrey Tambor’s primary reason for being in Austin for SXSW this past week was to promote the forthcoming new season of revived, beloved comedy Arrested Development on ...

You Are What You Eat

Pizza Hut and Doritos hit SXSW with social media ploys to promote concerts and nab employees

By Aleksander Chan

How’s this for a hypoglycemic twofer: a 62-foot-tall Doritos vending machine and rapid-fire interviews for a job at Pizza Hut. Both companies are launching elaborate social media campaigns during ...

Hook 'Em

University of Texas at Austin ranks among the best in the world for street cred

By Aleksander Chan

One giant, collective, international hook 'em: the University of Texas’ flagship campus in Austin has a reputation that ranks among the best in the world. In the 2013 Times Higher ...

Going for gold

Could Dallas host the 2024 Olympic Games? 4 Texas cities are in contention for U.S. bid

By Aleksander Chan

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

Zoom Zoom

Google self-driving car takes a Texas test drive

By Aleksander Chan

Google will test its self-piloting car in Austin on Tuesday as a part of the three-day Texas Transportation Forum at the Hilton Hotel downtown. As the Austin American-Statesman first reported ...

Tech sector

Austin-based 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 ...


UT reviews relationship policies after second employee-student affair is uncovered

By Aleksander Chan

The entire University of Texas System is launching a review of its current policies regarding relationships between university employees and students. The decision comes after a special weekend meeting of ...

Media Matters

Texas Monthly folds TM Daily Post ahead of website redesign

By Aleksander Chan

Long live Texas Monthly and so long, TM Daily Post. The iconic Texas mag is folding its aggregation and daily news vertical, launched December 2011, in the ramp-up to its ...

The Whole Story

Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey on conscious capitalism, a new narrative for business

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 ...

The Reckoning

In second part of Oprah interview, Armstrong shows emotion. But is he sorry enough?

By Aleksander Chan

In the second part of his confession with Oprah, we nearly got tears — but nowhere near a true sense of contrition — from Lance Armstrong. This played in sharp contrast to ...

Award Winning

Texas Film Hall of Fame 2013 inductees include Dazed and Confused and Robin Wright

By Aleksander Chan

This week, Austin Film Society announced the honorees of the 13th annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, to be held at Austin Studios on March 7. The 2013 inductees ...

The Reckoning

Lance Armstrong confesses to doping in first part of exclusive interview with Oprah

By Aleksander Chan

Oprah didn’t waste any time in the opening act of her Lance Armstrong Confessional Theater. Less than a minute into the interview, she had Armstrong admit to the doping ...

Security Update

UT graduate John Brennan nominated as CIA's new director

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. Brennan, who completed his undergraduate ...

College Controversy

UT women's track coach resigns after 2002 “intimate relationship” with student comes to light

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. Her departure stems from ...

Don't Do It

TxDot's Holiday P.A.S.S. program asks you to be a pal and a designated driver

By Aleksander Chan

It's not always easy to be the designated driver. There’s a different kind of frustration that comes from having decided to be stone cold sober to help and ...

slick Startups

Texas startup Outbox clears the clutter by turning your snail mail into email

By Aleksander Chan

With snail mail, laziness begets clutter; all the catalogs, coupons and flyers for free teeth cleaning tend to pile up. Good news: An Austin-based startup is willing to do some ...

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