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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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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 ...


The Week's Top Stories

Kimmel and McConaughey make awesome commercial for Vulcan Video and more top stories

By Arden Ward

Take a break from the SXSW madness to catch up on our most popular reads. From Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s awesome commercial for Austin's Vulcan Video to the five ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Austin home sales are still hot, but people aren't buying where you think

By Arden Ward

Austin home sales continue a record-breaking trend, reports the Austin Board of Realtors. According to a report released Friday, February 2015 set a new record for homes sales in that ...


Bars for All

This Austin neighborhood has more bars than any other place in the U.S.

By Arden Ward

We can thank Dirty Sixth and the Rainey Street explosion for Austin's latest crowning achievement. ZIP code 78701 — which encompasses downtown — has been named the top neighborhood in the ...


Sommelier of the Year

East Austin restaurant nabs top honor from Food & Wine magazine

By Arden Ward

East Austin dining oasis laV offers delicious French-inspired fare and to-die-for desserts. To pair with its acclaimed cuisine, the restaurant offers one of Austin's most impressive wine lists — and ...


Exclusive Video

Oscar winner Adrien Brody says premiering new film in Austin 'just felt right'

By Arden Ward

Oscar winner Adrien Brody's new documentary Stone Barn Castle had its world premiere at SXSW on SaturdayCultureMap was on hand to chat with the producer/director on the ...


CultureMap on the Red Carpet

Watch Patricia Arquette dish on what she loves about Austin

By Arden Ward

Many of the state's biggest stars gathered at the 15th annual Texas Film Awards on Thursday night. CultureMap was on the red carpet to catch up with everyone from ...


The Week's Biggest Stories

SoCo's next hot restaurant, the best SXSW parties and more top stories

By Arden Ward

There's more to Austin than SXSW — and our most popular stories prove it. Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week, from a Central Texas town's surprisingly ...


Google Talk

Google expands Austin footprint with new downtown mega-office

By Arden Ward

Google's footprint in Austin is about to get a whole lot bigger. According to a statement provided to CultureMap, the Internet company has signed a lease on a huge ...


SXSW for Free

The 5 free official SXSW showcases you don't want to miss

By Arden Ward

You don't have to cough up the cash for a wristband or a badge to get in on the SXSW Music action. Below we've picked a free (open ...


Foodie Paradise

Of course Austin's one of the country's best cities for food snobs

By Arden Ward

Austin's culinary climate is hot, and if the scope of restaurants expected to open this year is any indication, it's only getting hotter. According to a new list ...


Weird and Wild

Austin grabs No. 1 spot on the wildest list yet

By Arden Ward

Austin is going above and beyond to protect America's wildlife. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation has ranked Austin No. 1 on its list of the Top 10 Cities ...


Top Stories

Your guide to SXSW celeb-spotting, free events and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

SXSW 2015 is less than a week away. Luckily, we're here to help you prep for the biggest fest of the year. Read on for the best places to ...


Work Perks

Whole Foods drops dramatically on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

By Arden Ward

Whole Foods Market is still one of the best places to work in the U.S., but the Austin-based grocery chain dropped more than 10 places on Fortune's 2015 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Higher home prices in Texas result in fewer first-time buyers

By Arden Ward

The face of the Texas homebuyer is changing as Lone Star home prices continue to increase. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report, based on Texas home sales from July 2013 ...


Art and About

Go behind the scenes of Austin's most popular art show of the year

By Arden Ward

Austin artists and art aficionados gathered for a night of celebration (and friendly competition) at The Contemporary Austin's annual Five x Seven art sale. Up for grabs at the ...


Heartbreaker Banquet

SXSW favorite Heartbreaker Banquet announces stellar 2015 lineup

By Arden Ward

For many roots music fans, part of the SXSW experience is a pilgrimage to Willie Nelson's Luck, Texas for the annual Heartbreaker Banquet. The one-day celebration presented by Electric ...


Austria Meets Austin

European fusion restaurant brings a taste of Austria to downtown Austin

By Arden Ward

Downtown Austin will get a taste of Austria with the opening of Prelog's "contemporary French fusion kitchen and bar." The restaurant from Austrian-born Chef Florian Prelog opens to the ...


This Week's Top Stories

Austin's most outstanding restaurants and more of the week's popular stories

By Arden Ward

It's no surprise that this week's news was dominated by big-deal Austin restaurants and the biggest fest of the year. Read on for the most popular stories of ...


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