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Jennifer Chininis

Editor in Chief

Dallas native and University of Texas grad Jennifer Chininis has spent the majority of her career in local and regional media. During a long tenure at D Magazine, she held nearly every editorial position imaginable, from managing editor to online editorial director, where she got a taste for the exciting, fast-paced world of online journalism. After leaving D, she explored the digital marketing and social media world at companies like Central Market. As editor in chief for CultureMap Dallas, she returns to the role she cherishes most: city curator and insider. But this time she gets to explore that role in the digital space.

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Exclusive Video

An exclusive chat with the king and queen of country music

By Jennifer Chininis

On April 17, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood hosted the first ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Dallas hotel, to kick off the 50th ACM Awards weekend. Diana Oates ...


Hometown Glory

This Texas city is one of the only places in America where women out-earn men

By Jennifer Chininis

Finance site NerdWallet recently dove into the gender wage gap across the United States, and Texas ought to be proud: It is home to one of only 22 U.S ...


Celebrity Tour Alert

Anthony Bourdain cuts through Austin on unapologetic new tour

By Jennifer Chininis

Unfiltered TV host and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain is on the road again, this time for his Close to the Bone tour. Of the 10 cities on his list, three ...


Family Fun

Lifestyle expert shares 5 tips to maximize family fun at the park

By Jennifer Chininis

With the arrival of spring comes the desire to be outdoors, so a trip to the park is definitely in order. But before you rally your little troops for an ...


Curb Appeal Is King

The 5 most profitable remodeling projects for Austin homeowners

By Jennifer Chininis

How much money are you going to recoup on that recent master suite addition? The 2015 Texas Remodel Valuation Report may have the answer. Released April 1 by the Texas ...


Texas in a Box

Subscription box company delivers best Austin products right to your door

By Jennifer Chininis

If you have any homesick Texans in your life, this new offering from Batch might be just what the doctor ordered. The subscription box company is embarking on a six-month ...


Exclusive Video

Chris Harrison takes break from Bachelor for art appreciation in Austin

By Jennifer Chininis

CultureMap society reporter Diana Oates recently chatted with many of the all-star honorees of the Texas Medal of Arts Awards. She interviewed everyone from esteemed journalist Dan Rather to Grey ...


Swingers Shutdown?

Operator of alleged Texas home-turned-swingers club won't be stopped

By Jennifer Chininis

An alleged home-turned-swingers club in Arlington has the neighbors and the city in a twist. On January 28, the City of Arlington sent a cease-and-desist letter to homeowners James and ...


Fashion Needs

Texas company launches limited-edition clothing line for cash-strapped fashionistas

By Jennifer Chininis

Matt Alexander, founder of men’s lifestyle site Need, has another online venture up his entrepreneurial sleeve. Next month he introduces Foremost, a small-batch, American-made clothing brand and interview series ...


Hometown Glory

Austin is still one of the best U.S. cities for job seekers

By Jennifer Chininis

We are totally biased here, but Texas is a pretty great place to live, at least as far as jobs and housing are concerned. And the latest from NerdWallet confirms ...


Design Trends

Experts declare what's hot in home design for 2015 — and what needs to go

By Jennifer Chininis

Zillow Digs has released its 2015 home trend forecast, which details what's hot — and what's not — for interior design. The annual report combines data from a survey of ...


Kendra Scott Expansion

Austin jewelry maven Kendra Scott announces newest Texas store

By Jennifer Chininis

It’s hard to believe that Kendra Scott started her jewelry business with just $500 and a mini-collection. That was 2001. Now the Austin-based designer has a multimillion-dollar brand sold ...


Celebrity Wedding

E! News co-host and Texas blogger tie the knot in celeb-filled ceremony

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs wed Jason Kennedy in her hometown on Friday night, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas, reports E! News. The bride wore ...


In-Flight Drinking

Austin-born cocktail brand takes flight on Virgin America

By Jennifer Chininis

A homegrown cocktail brand is taking flight: Austin Cocktails, a line of bottled vodka-based concoctions, is now available on Virgin America. The airline, named the Best Domestic Airline for Food ...


Austin Style Invasion

Austin menswear fave Stag invades Dallas with new shop

By Jennifer Chininis

Stag, the Austin menswear shop that has caught the attention of national pubs like Men’s Journal and GQ, is in expansion mode: A Dallas location opened November 21 in ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Jonas Brothers' Texas manse can be yours for a cool $3.2 million

By Jennifer Chininis

Anyone with around $3.2 million to burn can live like the Jonas Brothers did in the upscale Tarrant County town of Westlake. The Disney stars-turned-heartthrobs have put their 7 ...


Best Steakhouses

Only 1 local restaurant lands on Texas-heavy list of America's best steakhouses

By Jennifer Chininis

A list of the best steakhouses in America is bound to include plenty of Texas restaurants. And OpenTable's latest helps prove that when it comes to beef, the Lone ...


Road Trip Time

Road trip! TMBBQ Fest heads to North Texas for barbecue eat-a-thons

By Jennifer Chininis

Next month TMBBQ Road Trip is heading north for its first foray into Dallas-Fort Worth, hosting two meaty adventures. November 1 brings a day-long event with stops at three of ...


Relocation Central

New state migration study says the Texas-California bond is stronger than ever

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to think that people who aren't born here get here as fast as they can. And, for the most part, we are right: According to the ...


Omni High

Texas-based hotel chain crowned year's best luxury brand

By Jennifer Chininis

A Texas-based hotel chain can add another one to the trophy case: Omni Hotels & Resorts, based in Dallas, was named Luxury Hotel Brand of the Year in the 2014 Harris ...


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