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Arden Ward

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

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Top Stories of The Week

Austin tops list of unhappiest places to work and more popular stories

By Arden Ward

Forbes really struck a nerve with Austinites this week when it declared our fair city one of the unhappiest places to work in the country. Read on for the five ...

Supper Club

Josephine House taps top Chicago talent for raucous, boozy dinner

By Arden Ward

On January 25, Clarksville darling Josephine House plays host to some of Chicago's top talent for a dinner billed as raucous and boozy. Chef Hunter Moore, of Parson's ...

Chopping Block

Austin's very own Chopped puts future culinary stars to the test

By Arden Ward

Next month marks the start of the third annual Citywide 86'd competition, a local industry-focused event with Chopped sensibilities. Sixteen up-and-comers from Austin's top restaurants will compete in ...

Real Estate Report

Biggest year ever? Austin real estate racks up billions in sales

By Arden Ward

If the latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors is any indication, we're in for another big (and pricey) year of home sales. Released Wednesday, the report states ...

Foodie Paradise

Austin Food & Wine Fest packs 2015 lineup with celeb chefs and local favorites

By Arden Ward

Austin Food & Wine Festival has released a lineup flooded with local talent and national names for the fourth annual foodie extravaganza. More than 40 events will take place during the ...

Euphoric Experience

Ghostland Observatory join Pretty Lights for euphoric Austin experience this spring

By Arden Ward

After teasing festival-goers with news of headliner Pretty Lights, Euphoria Music and Camping Festival has announced a full lineup stacked with electronic/rock heavy-hitters for its 2015 music experience.  Four ...

Texas News

Central Texas meteorologist shot at TV station returns to the air

By Arden Ward

A Central Texas meteorologist has returned to the air just one month after being shot in a TV station parking lot. Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist for KCEN in ...

Most Popular Stories

Best downtown Austin lunch spots and more of the week's most popular stories

By Arden Ward

A lot happened in Austin this week. The Texas Legislature returned to session, we topped even more national lists, and the sun (finally) returned. Before you enjoy a weekend al ...

The Road Goes on Forever

Old Settler's Music Fest adds 3 legendary headliners to 2015 lineup

By Arden Ward

Americana music fans will be happy to hear that Old Settler's Music Festival has added even more big names to its 2015 lineup. On Thursday, the festival announced three ...

Like a Cake Boss

Food Network taps top Austin talent for sweet new show

By Arden Ward

Later this month Food Network will premiere a sweet new series featuring a couple of Austin's top bakers. Jackie McGrath of Sweet Treets Bakery and Natalie Sideserf of Sideserf ...

Rodeo Ausin Returns

Rodeo Austin announces Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson and more surprising headliners

By Arden Ward

In anticipation of its return in March, Rodeo Austin has announced the big-name players for its Main Stage Concert Series. And, as we've come to expect from the annual ...

Getting Fit

5 local workouts worth your sweat in the new year

By Arden Ward

New year, new workout. With New Year's resolutions in full force, this is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone (or tired old routine) and try ...

Smell Our Pits

Local barbecue favorite named the most iconic restaurant in Texas

By Arden Ward

When it comes to Texas fare, nothing is quite as iconic as barbecue — and it seems that Thrillist agrees. The website just released its list of the most iconic restaurant ...

Top Stories

Austin New Year's Eve fail, 'breastaurant' bashing and more top stories

By Arden Ward

We finally made it to the new year ... even though the city opted to postpone it. As you ease into 2015, revisit our most popular stories of the week, from ...

A New Way to Workout

ClassPass grants you unlimited access to fitness classes around Austin

By Arden Ward

With the new year comes the inevitable resolution to exercise more. But choosing where to workout (and what regimen you'll actually adhere to) can be just as daunting as ...

Downtown Drinks

Péché opening devilish new cocktail concept in Warehouse District

By Arden Ward

Downtown cocktail mainstay Péché is expanding its footprint in 2015 with a new devilish concept. On Wednesday, the restaurant announced that it will take over the former Pleasant Storage ...

Restaurant Rumblings

Austin's 10 biggest restaurant and bar closings of 2014

By Arden Ward

Austin said hello to a host of new restaurants and bars this year, but we also said some really tough goodbyes. From longtime cultural icons to short-lived endeavors, here are ...

Austin's Biggest Stories

The 10 most popular stories in Austin this year

By Arden Ward

Editor's note: As we prepare for the new year, CultureMap looks back at the most-read stories of 2014. From Jon Stewart poking fun at us to an innovative micro-village ...

The Week's Hot Headlines

The worst schools in Austin, most popular burger in Texas and more top stories

By Arden Ward

In addition to reading all about which restaurants and bars were open on Christmas Day, the following headlines caught your attention this week. From Austin's worst campuses to Texas ...

Firearms Unlimited

Local bad boy Jesse James now selling custom firearms online

By Arden Ward

Bad boy Jesse James' firearms line is now available online. The Jesse James Firearms Unlimited website, which launched this week, allows customers to purchase customized AR-15 rifles and pistols.  "We ...

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