About Republic of Austin

Voted Best Local Blog 2013by the readers of the Austin Chronicle.

Winner, Texas Social Media Award, 2011

Voted Best Local Blog 2010 by the readers of the Austin Chronicle.

Voted Best Local Blogger 2010 by the readers of the Austin Chronicle.

Republic of Austin Writers Group Photo July 2010

Republic of Austin writers group photo July 2010 – photo by Cory Ryan plus alterations ;)

Launched in June 2009, Republic of Austin is a blog that chronicles life, art, people, music, food, style and events in Austin, Texas. Written by folks in our 20′s and 30′s, we want to share our love of Austin with the world.

In September 2010 we were voted Best Local Blog and Best Local Blogger by the readers of the Austin Chronicle. In 2011, we won a Texas Social Media Award from the Austin American-Statesman. BTW, thanks! :)

Where to find us:

Our mission:

  • To raise local and national awareness of the diverse artists, musicians, events, businesses and lifestyles that make Austin a kick-a city
  • To strengthen the community throughout Austin
  • To be Austin’s only truly alternative press by sharing local stories not generally picked up by the mainstream media
  • To promote an urbanist agenda to make Austin a walkable, affordable city with real public transit options.
  • To keep Austin weird, y’all!

About Chris Apollo Lynn, Editor in Chief/Founder

78704er, cyclist, mac fan boy, new media mad scientist, part-time DJ, urban forager, not a robot, ready for End of Days.

Voted Best Local Blogger 2010 by the readers of the Austin Chronicle.


Listen to his house tracks and DJ mixes on Soundcloud

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Contact: [chris@republicofaustin.com]




roryiconAbout Roary Dillo, Social Coordinator/Humor

broke azz armadillo, chunky black sunglasses, not a human, stay-at-home scenster, I don’t own an iPhone.

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Contact: [roary@republicofaustin.com]

Previous Writers

About Ari Guerrero, Green Living Reporter

Former Rain forest dweller, roughing it, realtor, hands deep in the dirt, small(ish) carbon footprint, Rio Grande Valley girl.

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About Danielle Thomas and Adam Garner, Parents-to-be

Self-guided, 78704ever, vinyl & Super8, she’s karate + 4-wheelers + skydiving, he’s sailing + cooking + clean lines, living the dream together in a door-less, topless Jeep, adding our +1.

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About Linsey Krauss, Style Reporter

Former New Yorker turned Austinite, lover of Sonic ice and all things vintage-inspired, fan of people, music with a beat, fireworks, Christmas lights and dogs.

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About Matthew Stewart, History Reporter

Variable nerd, aspiring professional hockey goalie, politically interested, loves the “Golden Oldies”, player of racquetball, steak connoisseur

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