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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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Transportation News

New regulated Dallas ride-share app promises safety without surge pricing

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new player is stepping into Dallas’ ride-sharing game, and it’s promising safer rides and no price surging. The app is called 2pointb, and its San Diego-based CEO, Josh ...


Millions on the Table

Dallas inventor sues for millions over popular restaurant tablet technology

By Jonathan Rienstra

A Frisco man who claims he invented the tabletop tablets showing up chain restaurants such as Chili’s is suing the Dallas company that distributes them, claiming he never got ...


Rich Get Richer

It's a good year for Dallas billionaires as the rich (mostly) get richer

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas billionaires raked in the dough last year, according to Forbes' 2015 list of billionaires, but a Walmart heiress in Mineral Wells is still kicking everyone's butts. Alice Walton ...


Dallas Startup Week Begins

Where to find all aspiring and successful Dallas entrepreneurs this week

By Jonathan Rienstra

Entrepreneurs in North Texas are coming together the next five days, and they’re hoping to bring 10,000 people with them for the inaugural Dallas Startup Week. Big D ...


Drinking Diaries

Feed your beard some beer at Oak Cliff's easy-to-like Small Brewpub

By Jonathan Rienstra

My beard is feeling inadequate. I'm sitting at the furthest table from the bar at Small Brewpub, and the abundance of facial hair around me is peer-pressuring my follicles ...


Ranking It

Dallas tippers are best in Texas but our servers still feel the pinch

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallasites might love to go out, but we may not be tipping our local bartenders and servers well enough. According to a new study, Texas service-industry workers make less in ...


Links We Love

Bye-bye Parks and Recreation. You're 5,000 candles in the wind.

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 ...


Education Game Changer

Dallas' Paul Quinn reinvents urban college model with some help from Mark Cuban

By Jonathan Rienstra

Recently Paul Quinn College announced it will be adopting a new financial structure designed to reduce student debt while increasing real-world work experience. This “new urban college model” has several ...


#Thundersleet Is Happening

5 totally serious tips for how to work from home on a Dallas snow day

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you haven't heard, Dallas-Fort Worth is having a weather condition. It's Winter Storm Quantum, and the signs are everywhere: Streets are quiet, there's no line at ...


Topical T-Shirt Humor

New Greenville Avenue shop banks on Dallas' ability to laugh at itself

By Jonathan Rienstra

For locals who want to wear their city on their sleeves, a new shop on Lower Greenville is churning out T-shirts that highlight Dallas’ quirks as fast as it creates ...


Real Estate Sneak Peek

Get a look at this Hollywood Heights cottage before the rest of Dallas

By Jonathan Rienstra

A cozy cottage in Hollywood Heights that blends old-school charm with modern updates is about to hit the market for $379,000. But we got an early look before it ...


Links We Love

Magnificent Mardi Gras food, Boston snow feuds and more links we love right now

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 ...


Vodka for Equality

Texas LGBT advocates promote equality in a way everyone can appreciate: vodka

By Jonathan Rienstra

Doug Jacobson and Bert Gallagher know that it’s easier to party than to fight. That’s why the San Antonio business partners want to bring about change one drink ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Uptown tragedy and HGTV fantasies top 5 most popular stories this week

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Shake Your Money Maker

These Dallas nightclubs rake in the cash like the best in the U.S.

By Jonathan Rienstra

Las Vegas, Miami and New York City might be the country's nightclub meccas, but according to a new report, Dallas' discotheque scene is bringing in some serious money. Nightclub ...


Links We Love

Left Shark gets SportsCenter treatment, 50 Shades of Buscemi and more links we love

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 ...


Sweet Stuff

Don't get your Valentine another box of chocolates. Buy some of these.

By Jonathan Rienstra

Hold off on your Valentine’s Day chocolate shopping for just a few more days. A handful of local chocolatiers, candy-makers and bakers are joining forces for a Valentine’s ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Cheap dates and convicted kingpin top 5 most popular stories this week

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Singles Scene

It's good to be a single straight guy in this North Texas city

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you’re a North Texas guy looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day date, you should head to Fort Worth, according to a new study examining the best U ...


Kingpin Goes Down

Silk Road drug kingpin and UT Dallas alum faces life in prison after guilty verdict

By Jonathan Rienstra

Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online narcotics empire Silk Road and University of Texas at Dallas alum, was found guilty on seven charges, including drug and money-laundering conspiracies and a ...


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