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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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The Week's Hot Headlines

Kung Fu Saloon controversy, new East Austin ice cream shop and more top stories

By Arden Ward

Kung Fu Saloon is in hot water yet again, while East Austin prepares for a cool new ice cream shop. Read on for those details, plus the rest of the ...


Austin News Feed

Austin news feed: Meet the Austinite of the Year and more

By Arden Ward

Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup ...


Paramount Centennial

Paramount Theatre celebrates 100 years with eclectic 2015 lineup

By Arden Ward

Austin's iconic Paramount Theatre will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a rather eclectic 2015 lineup. On Monday, the Paramount announced programming for the spring and summer, which runs the ...


East Austin Gets Sweeter

Coming to East Austin: An ice cream shop with a twist

By Arden Ward

A sweet new neighbor is taking up residence in East Austin. Spun Ice Cream is slated to open next door to butcher shop Salt & Time next year. As with most ...


Hottest Headlines

WSJ gets Austin barbecue all wrong, big changes at Black Swan and more top stories

By Arden Ward

Is there anything worse than misrepresenting Austin barbecue? We think not. Below, we recap everything the WSJ got wrong about Austin's favorite fare — plus, the rest of the week ...


Real Estate on the Rise

Another record-breaking month in Austin real estate: Steeper prices, more sales

By Arden Ward

Another record-breaking month is in the books for the Austin real estate market.  The Austin Board of Realtors reported Thursday that home sales jumped 16 percent in October 2014 over ...


Austin Style Everywhere

By George enters new era with South Congress transformation and virtual boutique

By Arden Ward

For 35 years, By George has been providing wardrobe inspiration for the well-dressed Austinite. Now, the retailer's coveted collection is available to those outside of the city limits with ...


Local Legacy

Austin's favorite record store scores national award for indie spirit

By Arden Ward

For more than 30 years, Waterloo Record's owner and president John T. Kunz has been promoting independent sounds, championing local artists and building a steadfast community of music lovers ...


The Week's Hot Headlines

Austin's youngest music photographer, Easy Tiger expansion and more top stories

By Arden Ward

A lot happened during this cold, cold week in Austin. From introducing you to the city's youngest music photographer to sharing news about a beloved beer garden's expansion ...


A Luxury Stay

Austin's newest luxury hotel earns very prestigious title

By Arden Ward

Austin's newest luxury hotel, the Hotel Granduca slated to open late next year, will be one of the most exclusive in the world. Hotel Granduca Austin has already been ...


Weekend Guide

Bundle up, get out and enjoy the top events in Austin this weekend

By Arden Ward

We know it's cold out, but that doesn't mean that things are slowing down this weekend. The next few days are full of can't-miss outings, from our ...


Art and About

Art world gathers to honor Blanton's most influential supporters at celebratory dinner

By Arden Ward

What: Dinner honoring Judy and Charles Tate Where: The Blanton Museum of Art The lowdown: Distinguished guests gathered at the Blanton Museum of Art on November 7 to honor Judy ...


Beer Garden Goodness

Downtown favorite Easy Tiger to open new location in up-and-coming development

By Arden Ward

Good news for North Austin beer lovers: Beer garden (and bakery!) Easy Tiger has announced plans to open a new location north of Hyde Park. The second location of Easy ...


Hot Headlines

Hollywood star sightings and November dining picks top the week's biggest stories

By Arden Ward

Hollywood stars mingling with racing royalty and November's top dining picks lead this round of popular stories. Read on for more of the week's biggest news. 1. Where ...


Formula 1 Social Scene

Downtown's favorite rooftop plays host to exclusive Formula 1 soiree

By Arden Ward

What: Austin Night Live   Where: The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center   When: Thursday, October 30   The lowdown: Luxe Interiors + Design and US Star Events hosted the third annual Austin Night Live ...


Golden Anniversary

Broken Spoke celebrates 50 years with surprise performances from legendary artists

By Arden Ward

The times they are a-changin', but not all links to Austin's past have been broken. For half a century, the Broken Spoke has been a hub of South Austin ...


Formula 1 Social Scene

Hollywood stars and racing royalty close out F1 weekend at high-priced affair

By Arden Ward

What: Amber Lounge Where: The former La Zona Rosa When: November 1-2, 2014 The lowdown: Last weekend, the Amber Lounge returned to Austin to celebrate the U.S. Grand Prix ...


Hot Headlines

The Daily Show spoofs Austin, Bon Appétit picks best tacos and more top stories

By Arden Ward

We're all still recovering from The Daily Show's (surprisingly accurate) spoof of Austin, but that's not all that happened this week. From Bon Appétit's taco ...


Restaurant Roundup

East Austin restaurant explosion continues with 3 openings this week

By Arden Ward

Looking for a new east side taco? El Chilito's got you covered. The newest East Austin location of the celebrated taco stand opens for business October 31.  Located at ...


Hometown Glory

University of Texas clenches top 30 ranking among world universities

By Arden Ward

The University of Texas at Austin has clenched another top ranking among world universities. UT ranked No. 30 in the world in U.S. News & World Report's first ever ...


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