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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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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 ...

Homestate Glory

Austin deemed the fastest-growing large city in America — and Texas is outpacing the nation

By Jennifer Chininis

If you feel like Texas cities are growing at record speed, it’s because they are: the Lone Star State dominates WalletHub’s new rankings of the fastest-growing U.S ...

World-Renowned Real Estate

Texas' sizzling real estate market becomes an international sensation

By Jennifer Chininis

A new report shows international homebuyers are snatching up Texas real estate at record pace. According to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors ...

Good Design Advice

6 reasons why everyone should hire a professional interior designer

By Jennifer Chininis

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want them to be stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional. And, above all, we want them to reflect our personal styles. But sometimes even ...

Homestate Shame

Texas shamefully ranked one of the worst states for women's equality

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans have a lot to boast about, but this certainly isn’t one of them. According to a recent survey by WalletHub, the Lone Star State ranks among the ...

Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers pay the highest closing costs in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

Texas homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a highly competitive market (although inventory is increasing) they have to pay out the nose in closing ...

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