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

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Foodie News

James Beard finalist announcement leaves just one Austin chef in running

By Arden Ward

Finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards were released Tuesday morning, leaving just one local chef in the running. Bryce Gilmore, of Barley Swine and the newly opened Odd ...


In The Spotlight

Austin Under 40 announces 2014 nominees, including Camille Styles, Paul Qui and Colin Pope

By Arden Ward

Austin Under 40 is shining a light on the most influential young professionals in Austin with the announcement of its 16th annual Austin Under 40 nominees. Selected for their professional ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

Close out SXSW with a free set featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin

By Arden Ward

Name: Jonathan Toubin Genre: Electronic City of origin: New York, New York In one sentence: A native of Houston, Toubin's take on nightlife and curated collection of obscure 7-inch ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

The Toadies close out SXSW at Stubb's by playing Rubberneck in its entirety

By Arden Ward

Name: The Toadies Featured track: "Tyler," from Rubberneck Genre: Rock City of origin: Fort Worth, Texas In one sentence: Texas grunge rock that was propelled into the national spotlight with ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

South Dakota's Howlin' Brothers are bringing back bluegrass

By Arden Ward

Name: The Howlin' Brothers Featured track: "Gone"  Genre: Bluegrass City of origin: Hermitage, South Dakota In one sentence: "They play their instruments every waking moment and are truly possessed by ...


SXSW Tragedy

Austin Police & SXSW respond to Red River tragedy: Events will continue as scheduled

By Arden Ward

SXSW, the Austin Police Department and first responders discussed the SXSW Red River tragedy during a press conference late Thursday morning. Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who identified it as "truly a ...


SXSW Tragedy

Tragedy strikes SXSW as suspected drunk driver crashes into Red River crowd

By Arden Ward

Tragedy struck SXSW Festival early Thursday morning when a vehicle drove through barricades on Red River Street and into a large crowd near Cheer Up Charlie's and the Mohawk ...


Sneak Peek

Step inside the new TOMS store, now open on South Congress

By Arden Ward

On Tuesday, TOMS unveiled its new store located at 1401 South Congress with a private evening of music, noshing and, of course, discovering the nooks and crannies of the new ...


Music Magic

Neil Young’s crusade to save music takes center stage with Pono announcement at SXSW

By Arden Ward

“Rescuing an art form is not something that’s of a high priority for the investment community,” Neil Young said to a crowd of music aficionados packed into his SXSW ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

North Carolina's Lost In The Trees diverge from orchestral roots for SXSW

By Arden Ward

Name: Lost In The Trees Featured track: "Past Life" Genre: Rock City of origin: Chapel Hill, North Carolina In one sentence: "Picker and his band have sloughed off many of ...


Video Spotlight

Austin Food & Wine Fest takes you inside Umai Mi, Jason Dady's new space fusing hip hop and Thai food

By Arden Ward

Acclaimed San Antonio chef Jason Dady took a big leap when, after eight years, he closed his successful restaurant Bin 555 and quickly transformed the space into an entirely new ...


More SXSW Buzz

Samsung is bringing Jay Z and Kanye West to SXSW — for Galaxy owners only

By Arden Ward

As if the SXSW lineup needed to get any bigger, Jay Z and Kanye West have been added to the already star-studded festival. Samsung announced Monday that the two hip ...


Free Official Fun

5 days, 5 shows: The free SXSW official showcases you can't miss

By Arden Ward

SXSW Music kicks off on Tuesday, March 11 with a full lineup of programming — from celebrity-fueled keynotes to exclusive industry showcase performances. If you didn't get a badge or ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

SXSW punk pick: Eagulls choose Austin for only stateside tour stop

By Arden Ward

Name: Eagulls Featured track: "Moulting" Genre: Punk City of origin: Leeds, United Kingdom In one sentence: Refreshing post-punk ethos from a band that cares more about touring than fashion and ...


The Week's Biggest Stories

A guide for out-of-towners, SXSW freebies, Austin's best patios & more stories you shouldn't miss

By Arden Ward

With SXSW in full swing, chances are you missed a hot headline or two. Not to worry: we've got you covered with this look back at CultureMap's most ...


Global Initiative

The Fray to play free, intimate Emo's East concert on March 10 as part of Global Citizen Nights kickoff

By Arden Ward

Amidst the hubbub of SXSW, there's another free concert happening at a revered local club — and this one doesn't require a wristband, badge or day-long wait in line ...


Letter from Death Row

Heartbreaking letter from Texas inmate sheds new light on our state's execution laws

By Arden Ward

On March 19, 2014, Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper is scheduled to be executed. Convicted of capital murder for the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David ...


Cliffside Contemporary

Discover the magical Austin views from this contemporary cliffside estate

By Arden Ward

At a recent mix-and-mingle event with Austin's top luxury real estate agents, we were introduced to this fine Austin estate located at 2800 Stratford Drive. Listed by Elite 25 ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

Catch outlaw legend Billy Joe Shaver on the aptly named Shotguns stage at SXSW

By Arden Ward

Name: Billy Joe Shaver Featured track: "Georgia On A Fast Train" Genre: Alt-country City of origin: Waco, Texas In one sentence: Shaver is the man behind the songs on Waylon ...


30 Days, 30 Artists

John Fullbright brings true Americana grit back to SXSW — and Heartbreaker Banquet

By Arden Ward

Name: John Fullbright Featured track: "Gawd Above" Genre: Singer-songwriter City of origin: Beardon, Oklahoma In one sentence: "Fullbright synthesizes the best songcraft from his home state — Webb, Leon Russell and ...


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