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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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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 ...


Smarty Pants

Austin boasts two of the smartest high schools in the U.S. — No. 1 in Texas

By Arden Ward

Two Austin high schools are at the top of the class. Westlake High School and Liberal Arts & Science Academy rank among the 10 smartest public schools in America, according to ...


Real Estate Report

Map reveals the most expensive Austin neighborhoods for renters

By Arden Ward

Which hip Austin neighborhoods have the most expensive rent? A new map released by Zumper.com details the median one-bedroom rent prices in Austin's hottest neighborhoods, and the prices ...


Exclusive Video

Inside Austin's newest restaurant: Italic dishes up simple, delicious Italian fare

By Arden Ward

The folks behind Easy Tiger and 24 Diner have been busy putting the finishing touches on their latest concept, Italic. We stopped by the buzzy establishment to chat with Chef ...


Sip and Savor

More delicious details revealed for 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival

By Arden Ward

Last week Austin Food + Wine Festival released additional delicious details about the upcoming event. The festival sweetened its offerings by announcing more than 100 exhibitors who will be featured at ...


This Week's Top Stories

Downtown bar calls it quits, Austin's smartest schools and more top stories

By Arden Ward

A sudden shuttering on Congress Avenue and the smartest private schools in Austin lead this week's top stories. Read on for the most popular headlines — including even more controversy ...


Controversy in East Austin

Local CEO forced to resign after controversial demolition of East Austin piñata store

By Arden Ward

An East Austin piñata store has been making headlines since it was suddenly bulldozed last month. Sergio and Monica Lejarazu, owners of Jumpolin, said their piñata and party ...


Austin's Smartest Schools

Austin boasts 5 of the smartest private schools in the state

By Arden Ward

There are some pretty smart kids graduating from local private schools, according to a new report. Niche, a database of information about schools, has ranked the best academic private schools ...


Austin's Best Chefs

Austin all-stars nab best chef nominations from James Beard Awards

By Arden Ward

The 2015 James Beard Foundation Award Nominees have been announced, and two Austin all-stars are still in the running. Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue fame and Bryce Gilmore of Barley ...


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