Jeff Winkler

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Jeff Winkler's work has appeared in the New Republic, Vice magazine, PlayboyThe Daily Caller, The Awl, the Oxford American, and elsewhere. He has covered gun-toting carpetbaggers, attempted an alcohol enema, and ridden in the country's largest chuckwagon race. He is a college dropout living in Austin. 

Articles by Jeff Winkler

The State of Texas: September 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Image of the Day Not content with 3-D movie experiences? You’re in luck. Plano-based Cinemax is rolling out the concept of a “270-degree panoramic screen.” The new screens will debut in Plano, San Francisco, and Chicago this weekend. First feature on the docket: The Maze Runner. Listical…

The State of Texas: September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Slideshow of the Day From the Bigger-In-Texas Department: “Fourteen of the most populuated high schools in the country call Texas home,” reports the Houston Chronicle, which has put together one of its slideshow to show just how many students are in each of these learning factories. Daily Roundup…

The State of Texas: September 8, 2014

Sep 7, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

History of the Day The Lone Star state experienced the worst recorded hurricane in U.S. history on September 7, 1900, in Galveston. This was about fifty years before they started giving storms innocuous names, so it was only known as “The Great Storm.” It was a “Category 4 hurricane, with…

The State of Texas: August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Quote of the Day “You know, Whole Foods is more of a dating agency than a shop. If you’re gonna go shopping for food in Austin, go to Fiesta …”  — former (temporary) Texas resident Robert Plant Photo of the Day The back-to-Texas-school story that…

The State of Texas: August 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Daily Roundup Lawyers, Assemble! — Sounding like he’s put together something worthy of a superhero movie, Governor Rick Perry, who was indicted last Friday, “has assembled an all-star defense team with lawyers from Austin to Houston and Washington, D.C., and on Monday, they continued a public assault on the prosecution…

The State of Texas: July 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day Some people are not taking to thrilled about the fact that Jesse Ventura, the former wrestler-turned-governor, won his defamation case against the estate of deceased Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a compensation agreement that will pay out $1.8 million to Ventura.

The State of Texas: July 25, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Nature Attack of the Day According to the Associated Press, a “street department worker [in Wichita Falls] has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.” Officials say the attack is a result of “Africanized honey bees,” which…