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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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Smarty Pants

Austin better educated than Houston, Dallas and rest of Texas says new study

By Arden Ward

School is back in session and a new report says Austin is one of the most educated cities in the country. WalletHub has released 2014's Most and Least Educated ...


Hot Hoods

Real estate experts weigh in: 10 best neighborhoods to buy in Austin right now

By Arden Ward

In Austin's highly competitive — and increasingly expensive — real estate market, where should you buy? We reached out to local real estate experts to get the scoop on which neighborhoods ...


Hot Headlines

Who's filming in Austin, Thai Passion closing and more top stories

By Arden Ward

A favorite downtown dining establish is closing its doors and a new indie film project is popping up around town. Read on for more of the biggest stories of the ...


Red River Rivalry

A tailgating essential: Oklahoma Suks beer hits Austin shelves this week

By Arden Ward

It's no 99-pack of beer, but Independence Brewing Company is kicking off football season with a special brew for loyal Longhorns. Oklahoma Suks, a seasonal beer from the Austin-based ...


Amuse-Bouche

Austin Food & Wine Festival announces 2015 dates and a special ACL treat

By Arden Ward

Mark your calendars: The Austin Food & Wine Festival's next indulgent weekend will take place April 24-26, 2015. Details are still under wraps regarding the lineup for the fourth annual ...


Chef Shuffle

More major restaurant shuffles as TRACE chef departs to lead new downtown dining concept

By Arden Ward

Chef Lawrence Kocurek is ditching the hotel kitchen for a new "front-row dining" concept headed to Congress Avenue. CultureMap has confirmed that Kocurek, most recently the chef de cuisine at ...


Groceries On Demand

Whole Foods now offers one-hour grocery delivery directly to your front door

By Arden Ward

No more wrestling with parking or long lines to get the Whole Foods products you crave. On Monday, the Austin-based grocery chain announced a partnership with Instacart that will allow ...


Social Scene

Harry Ransom Center members go Hollywood at exclusive preview party

By Arden Ward

What: Members-only preview party for The Making of Gone With The Wind Where: The Harry Ransom Center The lowdown: The Harry Ransom Center unveils its long-awaited exhibit, The Making of ...


Top Stories

Best Chinese food and Mack Brown's misfortune top the week's biggest stories

By Arden Ward

From the most authentic Chinese fare in town to Mack Brown's unfortunate start to the season, these are the most popular stories of the week.  1. A fire destroyed ...


Picture This Pet

19 puppies rescued by Austin Pets Alive! have found foster homes

By Arden Ward

On August 3, Austin Pets Alive! pulled 19 puppies from Bastrop, Texas. "Someone had dropped them off at Bastrop Animal Shelter claiming that they had been left on his/her ...


Keeping It Weird

Sneak a peek inside some of the weirdest homes in Austin

By Arden Ward

The first ever Weird Homes Tour takes place next weekend, but we've got a treat for you ahead of the tour. Keep reading for a peek inside some of ...


Put a Horn on It

Chevrolet announces special edition University of Texas Longhorns truck

By Arden Ward

If you really want to take your Longhorn pride to the next level, Chevrolet has you covered. Chevy has revealed a very big — and very orange — truck to coincide with ...


Break on through

Austin divorce coach empowers women to Break Free from the Divortex

By Arden Ward

Editor's note: Christina Pesoli, author of Break Free from the Divortex, is a longtime contributor to CultureMap Austin. You can view her advice column, Emotional Hardbody Answers, here.   --- Divorce ...


Food Truck Fun

The Great Food Truck Race feeds hungry Austin singles on latest episode

By Arden Ward

A few months ago, The Great Food Truck Race rolled into Austin for a weekend of filming around the Capital City. In addition to a stint at Star Bar, the ...


Where The Stars Shop

Robert Plant gushes about Austin grocery store — but it's not Whole Foods

By Arden Ward

An interview with music legend Robert Plant ended with a decidedly Texas twist when the former Austin resident stopped talking about his new album and started talking about Austin's ...


Horror Revival

Stephen King announces Austin stop for fall Revival tour

By Arden Ward

On Monday, Stephen King announced that in anticipation of his latest novel, Revival, he will embark on a one-week tour this fall. The tour, which kicks off in New York ...


Sandwich Expansion

Noble Sandwich Co. starts serving Lake Travis with new partnership

By Arden Ward

One of Austin's most popular sandwich companies will soon serve its signature fare at an iconic Lake Travis location. On Monday, Noble Sandwich Co. announced that it will start ...


Girl Power

Austin's female culinary stars join forces for a night of empowerment and fun

By Arden Ward

What: Eat.Drink.Empower.  Where: Max's Wine Dive Underground The lowdown: Austin's top female culinary talent joined Max's Wine Dive Executive Chef Erica Beneke for the second ...


Top Stories

Classic burger joint closes, East Austin changes and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

A campus-area classic is being forced to shutter, while East Austin undergoes more changes with new developments. Here are the CultureMap stories that got you talking this week. 1. Classic ...


Restaurant Scoop

Who's behind the elusive 'Counter 3 . FIVE . VII' restaurant coming to Congress?

By Arden Ward

News of a tasting menu-only dining concept headed to downtown sent foodies into a spiral earlier this week. On Monday, Eater announced that Counter 3 . FIVE . VII will bring "front ...


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