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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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Links We Love

Blink-182 breaks up like it still matters, SkyMall fails 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 ...


Art Is Money

Dallas' art and culture industries drive the most dollars in Texas

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Texas Cultural Trust has released its 2015 State of the Arts report, which shows the impact that the arts have on the state. In addition to economic contributions (i ...


Trendy Drinking Vinegars

Dallas cocktail scene gets infused with hip and healthy ingredient

By Jonathan Rienstra

A shrub doesn't even sound drinkable. But Dallas cocktail makers are using this centuries-old concoction to bring zip to their drinks, and restaurants are playing up the health benefits ...


Take a Chill Pill

Texans could really use a lesson in emotional balance

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texans are among the worst at decompressing and finding their centers, according to a survey examining how “emotionally recharged” each state’s residents have been in the new year. It ...


Make Room

New interactive map offers a glimpse of Dallas in 2030

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new study has mapped population projects for every major U.S. metro area through 2030. According to it, Dallas can expect pretty significant growth over the next 15 years ...


Queso On Everything

Most popular cuisine in Texas is way more predictable than other states

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...


Startup Matchmaking

Tech Wildcatters plays matchmaker with Fortune 500 companies and startups

By Jonathan Rienstra

In response to requests from corporations that want to better understand startups, Tech Wildcatters has created the Corporate Innovation Network, which connects the early adopters among Fortune 500 companies with ...


Links We Love

Failed romantic gestures, top Netflix cult films 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 ...


Go San Antonio, Reprise

Where are the happiest workers in Texas? Not where you think.

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Texas economy might be booming — and its rep as a job hub along with it — but according to Forbes, only one city in the state is happy about it ...


Drinking Diaries

HG Sply Co.'s fiery rooftop ambience barely saves it from itself

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s been 10,000-plus years since most societies have had to huddle around or track a deer to get enough food to survive. We’ve moved on from hunting ...


Real Estate Report

Tanking oil prices may curb surge in Dallas and Houston home price appreciation

By Jonathan Rienstra

According to the latest report from CoreLogic, Texas is still among the best states in the country for home appreciation, particularly in Houston and Dallas, which took the top two ...


Links We Love

Wine pairings for Girl Scout cookies, a really hard Parks and Recreation quiz, 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 ...


Hot Housing Markets

Texas dominates list of best housing markets to invest in 2015

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another list pimping out Texas’ real estate market. This time, Forbes declared five of its 20 “best buy cities,” i.e., where to invest in housing in 2015 ...


Pay Up

How Dallas-Fort Worth's $10 billion in rent compares to rest of U.S.

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas-Fort Worth has the highest number of renters in Texas, and rents are on the rise, according to a new report from real estate site Zillow. But it’s not ...


Private Travel Perks

Another Texas company flies super-commuters around in style for one flat price

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...


Coming Home

Former Southlake QB Kenny Hill trades up to TCU from Texas A&M

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill is leaving College Station to become a Horned Frog, according to reports from Gigem247. Texas A&M has granted the sophomore signal caller a ...


Let's Courtem

Does courtship have a place in dating apps? These Dallas brothers think so.

By Jonathan Rienstra

Smartphones have made dating as simple as a swipe, but four Dallas brothers hope to bring some chivalry to dating apps with Courtem. Created by Peter, Alex, Adie and Andrew ...


Shake, Rattle and Roll

SMU sets up 22 more seismographs in Irving after recent earthquake surge

By Jonathan Rienstra

With the recent spate of earthquakes rocking North Texas, SMU’s seismology team is installing 22 more seismographs in Irving to study the movements and understand what might be causing ...


Cocktail King

Let's have a toast to the best new cocktail bar in Dallas

By Jonathan Rienstra

We asked CultureMap readers to choose the best new cocktail bar in Dallas, and Parliament garnered 39 percent of the votes to take first place in the poll. Opened by ...


Links We Love

Anderson Cooper thinks Tony Romo is a BBQ chain 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 ...


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