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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 Sep 27, 2015

      The Last Gasps of Texas German

      Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognized a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.

      By Luke Winkie Sep 27, 2015
      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