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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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For The Birds

UT Arlington profs help draw new bird family tree that has scientists chirping

By Jonathan Rienstra

A global association of more than 200 scientists recently released findings from an unprecedented study regarding the genomic of birds, and two University of Texas at Arlington associate professors were ...


Clean Your Room!

Dallas children are among the best at getting chores done, avoiding coal

By Jonathan Rienstra

If Saint Nick’s list of who’s been naughty and nice has a chores section, then kids in Dallas-Fort Worth are likely to find more presents than coal in ...


Win First

Dirk Nowitzki's the lowest-paid starter for the Dallas Mavs — on purpose

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dirk Nowitzki might be the greatest player in Dallas Mavericks history, but at tip-off these days, he's the lowest-paid player in blue and white. With the blockbuster trade Thursday ...


Drinking Diaries

Henderson Tap House's elevated sports bar experience clangs off the rim

By Jonathan Rienstra

Of the many varieties of drinking establishments, the sports bar has the lowest bar to clear. A refined hotel lounge must fill its space and glasses with only the finest ...


Top Google Searches Revealed

Google says Dallasites needed to know about Ebola more than anything else in 2014

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s the end of the year, and with the way the news cycle churns up and spits out stories at breakneck speed, it can be hard to remember all ...


Modern House Porn

A voyeur's look inside the best modern homes in Dallas

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas Architecture Forum has released a new coffee table book called Dallas Modern that features 20 of the city's premier modern homes. Each chapter of the monograph focuses on ...


Defend the Cup

FC Dallas' Frisco stadium scores 2015 Gold Cup kickoff with U.S. Men's National Team

By Jonathan Rienstra

The U.S. Men's National Team is returning to Toyota Stadium for the first time in eight years to kick off next summer's 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament ...


Links We Love

Bill Nye explains evolution with emojis 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 ...


Flip-Flop Fashion

Dallas' Hari Mari finds prime partner to roll out most lake-friendly flip-flops yet

By Jonathan Rienstra

Wearing flip-flops in January might seem uncouth, but this is Texas, and our winters are just unstable enough that beach-longing patio-goers might be able to enjoy a day or two ...


Drinking Diaries

Parliament bar preaches the good word of the cocktail without affectation

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s not been too long since the scales of the piña colada fell off Dallas’ tastebuds, and ever since the prophets of mixology wandered in from the wild ...


Couch Potato Land

North Texas fails as active-lifestyle hub except one city

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that many Texans ought to put “be more active” on their list of New Year’s resolutions, although the odds may be stacked against them. According to a ...


No Cancellations

West Texas' newest airport belongs to the drones

By Jonathan Rienstra

West Texas is getting a new airport, but don't expect to grab a layover there: This one has a "no humans" policy. The U.S. Army's Fort Bliss ...


Transportation News

Dallas City Council vote paves way for more car-for-hire apps

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas takes two steps into the transportation future with the city's official approval of technology-driven ride-share companies and a new player joining the market. After months of debate, the ...


Links We Love

Williams-Sonoma hate, Kate and Will meet Bey and Jay, 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 ...


Class Time

Dallas bourbon drinkers get schooled by Woodford Reserve master distiller

By Jonathan Rienstra

A sold-out crowd packed into 333 First Avenue Monday night for School of Bourbon hosted by CultureMap, where Woodford Reserve master distiller Chris Morris took 150 boozy students through the ...


The State of Real Estate

Luxury home and condo sales help drive banner year in Texas real estate

By Jonathan Rienstra

According to an end-of-the-year report from the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas’ economic and population growth yielded significant gains in all areas of real estate over the last year. The ...


Opera High

The Dallas Opera needs a few good climbers for Everest bragging rights

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Dallas Opera is bringing the world’s tallest peak to town next month, and it’s looking for experienced climbers to scale it for the production of Everest. Although ...


Real Estate Report

Expert forecast determines Dallas will be a top 10 housing market in 2015

By Jonathan Rienstra

North Texas' continued economic gain is expected to make Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington a top 10 market for housing growth in 2015, according to a new study from Realtor.com. The 2015 ...


Sugar Daddy Central

Dallas bar deemed one of the places in America to find a rich husband

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you're a Dallas woman looking for a man who's got more in his wallet than a Chase debit card and a Capriotti's buy-12-get-1 punch card, Town ...


Boozy Innovation

Dallas drinkers will never run dry again thanks to new alcohol delivery app

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another app that will ensure you never have to leave your house. This time it's Minibar, an alcohol delivery app available on iOS and Android that's ...


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