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Arden Ward

Executive Editor

Arden Ward is the executive editor of CultureMap Austin, where she previously served as managing editor.

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Hot Austin Homes

Austin declared the best place to buy a home this year

By Arden Ward

Austin-area home prices are on the rise, but that's not slowing down our hot market. In fact, a new study says Austin is the best place in the U ...

Franklin Wins Big

Austin barbecue guru Aaron Franklin wins big at James Beard Awards

By Arden Ward

Austin's favorite barbecue guru won big Monday night at the 2015 James Beard Awards. Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue fame, was named Best Chef: Southwest.  This was Franklin's ...

ACL Sneak Peek

Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup 'leak' hints at hot headliners

By Arden Ward

Music lovers got what many believe is a sneak peek at the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup when a list of performers mysteriously appeared on the festival's ...

The Week's Hot Headlines

Apple's massive Austin expansion and more of the week's most popular stories

By Arden Ward

Apple's major expansion in the local tech scene and the surprising arrest of a health food company founder lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of ...

Omelettry Update

The Omelettry announces closing date of original Burnet Road location

By Arden Ward

For more than a year, iconic eatery The Omelettry has been planning a move to Airport Boulevard. Now, the restaurant has announced the last day of its original location and ...

Tech Talk

Austin's one of the best places for tech jobs, but salaries are the worst

By Arden Ward

It's no surprise that Austin finds itself on yet another list of America's best tech cities. But how we compare to the nation's other top tech meccas ...

The Week's Top Stories

McConaughey's Austin-inspired clothing collection and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

Alright, alright, alright. Matthew McConaughey's new Austin-y clothing collection and the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards nominees lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's ...

Deep Dish News

East side fave Via 313 sets opening date for South Austin pizza joint

By Arden Ward

The Detroit-style pies that have taken over the east side will descend on South Austin next week. The team behind Via 313 has announced that its Oak Hill brick-and-mortar will ...

Highland Mall's Final Days

Highland Mall's days are numbered: Official closing date announced

By Arden Ward

Austin's first indoor shopping mall will shutter at the end of the month. After 44 years in business, Highland Mall will close to the public on April 30, according ...

Runway Stars

Project Runway stars dish on newest designs at Austin Fashion Week

By Arden Ward

Austin was busting at the seams with talent during the final weekend of Austin Fashion Week. One of the annual affair's most anticipated events, Stars, featured eight Project Runway ...

The Week's Top Stories

HBO hit show relocates to Austin and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

Relocation news for a hit HBO series and a host of new restaurants lead this round of top stories. Check out all of the week's most popular stories below ...

Expensive Living

The 5 most expensive streets in Austin aren't where you'd think

By Arden Ward

If you think Tarrytown or Clarksville are home to the priciest streets in town, think again. The folks at Zillow have determined the five most expensive streets in Austin, and ...

CultureMap Tastemakers

Austin's Tastemakers: Celebrating the city's hottest culinary talent

By Arden Ward

May marks the return of the annual Tastemaker Awards, where CultureMap shines a spotlight on Austin's brightest culinary stars. We'll celebrate the city's top restaurant and bar ...

Fashion Week Recap

Austin's hottest up-and-coming designers star at annual fashion affair

By Arden Ward

Austin Fashion Week kicked off its seventh annual affair on Friday with an immersive evening at Speakeasy. CultureMap was on the scene to chat with founder Matt Swinney about the ...

The Week's Hot Headlines

HGTV opens doors to Zilker Park Smart Home and more top stories

By Arden Ward

A peek inside the HGTV Smart Home in Zilker Park and the best patios in Austin lead this round of top stories. Catch up on the rest of the week ...

Blues Brothers Return

Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi to perform as The Blues Brothers at exclusive Austin event

By Arden Ward

The Blues Brothers are reuniting for an exclusive one-night-only performance in Austin. On May 18, Saturday Night Live alums Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi will reprise their roles as the ...

Music Matters

Austin comes in second on list of America's Best Music Scenes

By Arden Ward

SXSW is in the books, but the Live Music Capital of the World is still at the top of the charts: A new survey says Austin has the second-best music ...

Leading the Pack

Two powerful Austinites named among World's 50 Greatest Leaders

By Arden Ward

Two Austin leaders from very different sectors are sharing the spotlight on Fortune's list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Adm. William McRaven, chancellor of the UT System ...

Luxe Living

New high-rise coming to Rainey Street promises luxe downtown living

By Arden Ward

Ever-changing Rainey Street is poised for another big development. On Monday, New York-based Sackman Enterprises announced plans for a luxurious new addition to the hot neighborhood. Seventy Rainey is a ...

Top Stories

Austin's hottest restaurants land in national spotlight and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

Austin restaurants in the national spotlight and Willie Nelson's big return lead this round of top stories. Catch up on all of our most popular headlines below (including a ...

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