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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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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 ...

Play On

Austin's favorite DJs pick the best tunes to set the holiday mood

By Arden Ward

Nothing enhances a holiday gathering quite like the perfect tunes. You can leave the music choices to the professionals, thanks to these hand-crafted selections from some of Austin's favorite ...

Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Your last-minute guide to dining out on Christmas Day

By Arden Ward

Did the holidays sneak up on you? They did it to us, too. If you're not preparing a scratch meal for Christmas Day (we applaud you), there are plenty ...

Best Food Cities

Austin tops list of the best food cities in America

By Arden Ward

Austin's food scene is in the national spotlight once again — and we can't say we're surprised. Thrillist has released its ranking of the 40 biggest cities in ...

The Week's Hot Headlines

East side spot wins national acclaim, cedar fever survival tips and more top stories

By Arden Ward

In this week's top stories we've got everything from tips for fighting dreaded cedar fever to props for one of Austin's hot new restaurants. Read on for ...

Festival Frenzy

C3 Presents acquired by California-based entertainment giant

By Arden Ward

Entertainment giant Live Nation now has controlling interest of Austin-based event producer C3 Presents. Live Nation closed a long-anticipated deal reportedly for a 51 percent stake in the company, said ...

Real Estate Rumblings

Local home prices reach new record-breaking high

By Arden Ward

The Austin Board of Realtors has released home sales stats for November 2014, and the news is good for those looking to sell. According to the report, median home prices ...

Dining Out

New East Austin restaurant deemed one of the best in the country

By Arden Ward

A hot East Austin restaurant has been voted one of the best in the country — and this time it's not qui. OpenTable has released its Top 100 Best Restaurants ...

No More Layovers

Southwest adds new nonstop flights from Austin — and brings back a few favorite destinations

By Arden Ward

There may be fewer layovers in your future. On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines announced new and returning daily nonstop flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Next summer, Southwest will add daily nonstop ...

Hot Hot Houses

The hottest homes sold in Austin this year — plus best neighborhoods for sellers

By Arden Ward

In Austin's hot real estate market, many homes sell in a flash, but there are still a few properties whose stats will wow you. In its latest special report ...

Texas Flood

Austin legend Stevie Ray Vaughan named 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

By Arden Ward

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees including one late Austin legend. Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double ...

Indie Chefs Week

Hot indie chefs head to Austin for North Loop restaurant takeover

By Arden Ward

Hot up-and-coming chefs from around the U.S. are taking over North Loop once again. Foreign & Domestic's popular Indie Chefs Week will return in January with another series of ...

Austin Social Scene

Music legends dine with elite guests at exclusive Hotel St. Cecilia feast

By Arden Ward

What: Feast Day at Hotel St. Cecilia Where: Hotel St. Cecilia The lowdown: A high-profile group of musicians, hotel guests and friends of Liz Lambert gathered around the courtyard of ...

Hot Austin Headlines

Clarksville's most expensive studio apartment, Strange Fruit scandal and more top stories

By Arden Ward

An Austin PR firm dominated the headlines this week, but that's not the only story that grabbed your attention. From Clarksville rent prices to adorable pups looking for holiday ...

X Games 2015

X Games 2015 dates and new events revealed in true Austin fashion

By Arden Ward

Details for the 2015 X Games were revealed in true Austin fashion on Thursday evening. The four-day event will return to Circuit of the Americas from June 4-7, 2015, announced ...

Strange Fruit Saga

PR nightmare rages on for Austin firm formerly known Strange Fruit

By Arden Ward

The nightmare surrounding the local hospitality public relations firm formerly known as Strange Fruit PR just won't end. Last weekend, the firm went off the grid after coming under ...

Dancing for a Cause

Local celebs show off their moves at Dancing with the Stars Austin gala

By Arden Ward

What: Dancing with the Stars Austin presented by Lexus of Austin Where: Hilton Austin The lowdown: On Sunday night, local celebrities showed off their dance moves to the who's ...

Restaurant Rumblings

New downtown restaurant will serve up stiff drinks and Southern charm

By Arden Ward

The folks at ELM Restaurant Group show no signs of slowing down their domination of the local dining scene. On the heels of two major announcements — the opening of Italian ...

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