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      Luke Winkie

      Luke Winkie

      Luke Winkie used to make pizzas in San Diego. He now freelances while studying Journalism and History at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to contributing to VICE and Noisey, he's associated with Salon, Paste, LA Weekly, the Austin Chronicle, and other publications.

      By Luke Winkie Jul 22, 2014

      Austin's Music Scene Should Get Less Hetero

      Am I saying that your average rock club here would refuse to book a gay artist? Absolutely not. Would it be cool if every couple of weeks some of the dozens of venues in Austin would take it upon themselves to exclusively feature and lift up our LGBT musi…

      By Luke Winkie Jul 22, 2014
      By Luke Winkie Jun 26, 2014

      Reasons Why Austin Is the Worst Place Ever

      I've lived in Austin long enough to know that this city can drive you fucking crazy. It's a sweltering, congested sub-metropolis full of slack-asses and yuppies who simultaneously take themselves too seriously and not seriously enough. Austin is a place w…

      By Luke Winkie Jun 26, 2014
      By Luke Winkie Jun 16, 2014

      Austin Was Built to Be Segregated

      Austin stands as the tenth-most income segregated metro area in the entire country. For all of its desire to be removed from the rest of Texas, the progressive city is in familiar company. And the segregation was there from the beginning.

      By Luke Winkie Jun 16, 2014
      By Luke Winkie Sep 17, 2013

      Generation GTA

      I grew up with Grand Theft Auto games. I hid them from my parents as activists denounced their violence and amorality, I drooled over the GTA V previews, and I couldn't be happier that the conservative critics have appeared to finally shut up.

      By Luke Winkie Sep 17, 2013
      By Luke Winkie Jul 30, 2013

      Who REALLY Is "Mr Brightside"?

      In December, "Mr. Brightside" will turn ten years old. Who, exactly, is Mr. Brightside? It's a mystery that's permeated all the way through the Obama administration. So in honor of the song's tenth anniversary, I decided to make a few guesses to reveal th…

      By Luke Winkie Jul 30, 2013
      By Luke Winkie Jan 18, 2013

      I Want to Remember Ray Lewis As a Crazy Person

      Ray Lewis, the longtime defensive stalwart/crazy person of the Baltimore Ravens, might be playing in his final game on Sunday. Professional football commentators tend to spew a lot of irrelevant filler about "heart" and "soul," but for Lewis, all of that…

      By Luke Winkie Jan 18, 2013
      By Luke Winkie Oct 9, 2012

      Hey Internet, How Should Football Change?

      Just for fun, I recently went on 4chan's sports forum and asked what they would change about the NFL—the thread is long dead, but here are the five most radical, compelling, and totally unrealistic suggestions that came back to me.

      By Luke Winkie Oct 9, 2012