Eric Webb

Social media & engagement editor

Eric Webb is the social media and engagement editor for statesman.com, austin360.com, mystatesman.com, hookem.com and 512tech.com. He also blogs about Austin culture, pop culture, music and anything that lives on the Internet. | Twitter | Online

Latest from Eric Webb

Webb Report: Texas is Marvel Comics country, according to study
 The most boring question in all of geekdom: Are you a DC or a Marvel fan? Hold on a second, I need to push my glasses up on my nose. DC and Marvel are the world’s two dominant comic book companies, the ones that have published the adventures of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (on the DC side) and Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men...

Posted: 28 minutes ago

The most boring question in all of geekdom: Are you a DC or a Marvel fan? Hold on a second, I need to push my glasses up on my nose. DC and Marvel are the world’s two dominant comic book companies, the ones that have published the adventures of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (on the DC side) and Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men...
One of L.A.’s favorite coffee shops is coming to Austin
 It’s almost time for your weekend drinks. But first, coffee. Eater reports that Los Angeles-based coffee shop Alfred is coming to Austin, its first in the U.S.outside of California. The chain also has two locations in Tokyo. According to Eater: The Austin location of Alfred will be located in Line ATX hotel, which the American-Statesman&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

It’s almost time for your weekend drinks. But first, coffee. Eater reports that Los Angeles-based coffee shop Alfred is coming to Austin, its first in the U.S.outside of California. The chain also has two locations in Tokyo. According to Eater: The Austin location of Alfred will be located in Line ATX hotel, which the American-Statesman&rsquo...
These Texas schools, including St. Edward’s, are ideal for B students, study says
 You know what they say: C’s get degrees. But wouldn’t you feel a little better getting a B instead? U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” ranking universities and colleges that “accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.” Each...

Posted: 2 days ago

You know what they say: C’s get degrees. But wouldn’t you feel a little better getting a B instead? U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” ranking universities and colleges that “accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.” Each...
Marvel or DC? Texas wants it both ways on comic book favorites
 The most boring question in all of geekdom: Are you a DC or a Marvel fan? Hold on a second, I need to push my glasses up on my nose. DC and Marvel are the world’s two dominant comic book companies, the ones that have published the adventures of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (on the DC side) and Spider-Man, Iron Man and...

Posted: 2 days ago

The most boring question in all of geekdom: Are you a DC or a Marvel fan? Hold on a second, I need to push my glasses up on my nose. DC and Marvel are the world’s two dominant comic book companies, the ones that have published the adventures of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (on the DC side) and Spider-Man, Iron Man and...
Webb Report: The Onion’s version of Mayor Adler is pro-werewolf
 In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween a few years back when I was working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted,...

Posted: 7 days ago

In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween a few years back when I was working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted,...
Austin’s Nick Foles explains his church connection with Matthew McConaughey
 If you’re an American-Statesman reader, you probably spotted actor Matthew McConaughey’s full-page ad congratulating Austin native Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win. Foles appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday and dished a little bit about his ATX roots and his connection to the “Dazed and...

Posted: 8 days ago

If you’re an American-Statesman reader, you probably spotted actor Matthew McConaughey’s full-page ad congratulating Austin native Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win. Foles appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday and dished a little bit about his ATX roots and his connection to the “Dazed and...
The Onion’s version of Mayor Adler is a friend to Austin’s werewolves
 In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween night a few years back, working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted...

Posted: 11 days ago

In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween night a few years back, working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted...
Never fear: Willie Nelson is up and kicking — literally kicking things
 Two important facts about Willie Nelson, the closest thing Austin has to a canonized saint. First, the country singer recently canceled a string of February tour dates to recover from the flu. Second, he is a black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul. Those two things help explain how relieving a picture tweeted Sunday by Nelson’s son...

Posted: 12 days ago

Two important facts about Willie Nelson, the closest thing Austin has to a canonized saint. First, the country singer recently canceled a string of February tour dates to recover from the flu. Second, he is a black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul. Those two things help explain how relieving a picture tweeted Sunday by Nelson’s son...
Lana Del Rey played soccer with kids in Austin before her concert
 Think singer Lana Del Rey is all about “Video Games”? Turns out she’s not afraid to kick around the soccer ball, either. That was bad. Sorry. But here’s the point: Del Rey, who performed at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday, visited FCBEscola’s Austin soccer school at Circuit of the Americas over the...

Posted: 12 days ago

Think singer Lana Del Rey is all about “Video Games”? Turns out she’s not afraid to kick around the soccer ball, either. That was bad. Sorry. But here’s the point: Del Rey, who performed at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday, visited FCBEscola’s Austin soccer school at Circuit of the Americas over the...
Webb Report: San Francisco creeps on Austin home listings, study finds
 Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...

Posted: 14 days ago

Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...
Where all those people are coming to Austin from (and where they go once they’re here)
 Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...

Posted: 16 days ago

Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...