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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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Homestate Shame

These Texas cities must not be very fun places to live

By Jennifer Chininis

A new survey suggests that three Texas cities offer little in the way of fun. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Irving, Houston and San Antonio rank among 10 worst ...


Real Estate Rising

Crazy Texas housing market screws first-time buyers who want new homes

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to brag, and one of our favorite topics of late is the booming housing market across the state. But this boom doesn’t come without consequences. According ...


Tech Chicks Rule

3 Texas cities get props as top U.S. locales for women in tech

By Jennifer Chininis

New research shows Texas can add another feather to our tech cap: Dallas, Houston and Austin rank among the top cities for women in tech. To explore the state of ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Celebrity real estate: PGA Tour star's Texas mansion impresses with $9.5 million price

By Jennifer Chininis

On the celebrity home front, pro golfer Hunter Mahan and his wife, Kandi, have put their Preston Hollow pad on the market. Like another pricey Dallas listing, 4939 Manson Court ...


Take the Indoors Out

Homeowners are hot to remodel outdoor spaces — and willing to spend the cash

By Jennifer Chininis

Homeowners hoping to expand their living spaces are looking to the outdoors now more than ever. According to the recent Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report, more than two-thirds (68 ...


Lists, Lists, Lists

Finally, a list Austin isn't on: These Texas cities are total bores

By Jennifer Chininis

If you believe what you read on Movoto, North Texans must spend a lot of time napping. Six Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs made the real estate blog's roundup of the ...


Juice Bar Explosion

Daily Juice aims for statewide domination with new Dallas and Houston shops

By Jennifer Chininis

Austin-based Daily Juice is set to open its first Dallas branch in the coming weeks, at 3908 Cedar Springs Rd. It is the first of three scheduled to open this ...


Barbecue Coup

The best barbecue in the country is in Texas, of course

By Jennifer Chininis

There have been many great debates about the best barbecue joints in the country. And, if you believe Texas Monthly, they are all in Texas. Travel + Leisure readers tend to ...


Local Media Goes National

CBS 48 Hours works with CultureMap on Michele Williams murder case show

By Jennifer Chininis

CultureMap gets a berth in the national spotlight when CBS news magazine show 48 Hours profiles our coverage of accused murderer Michele Williams. The show's May 3 episode, called ...


Brunching Good

Best brunch restaurants in America list includes some Austin favorites

By Jennifer Chininis

Ah, brunch. That revered weekend pastime when we gather with friends to feast on French toast and eggs Benedict without a care in the world — except when our mimosas and ...


Homestate Glory

Texas cities rank among best places for millennials to live

By Jennifer Chininis

Recent college graduates have a lot to consider when thinking about their next steps. In addition to career paths, they must weigh quality-of-life factors in the cities they may soon ...


Top Texas Hotels

The best hotels in Texas for discerning Lone Star travelers

By Jennifer Chininis

A vacation can be as much about the accommodations as the destination. Sometimes all that’s required is a comfy spot to rest a weary head, but more often we ...


Homestate Hotel Glory

Austin's Hotel Ella crowned one of the best (sorta) new places to stay in the South

By Jennifer Chininis

In its March 2014 issue, Southern Living magazine has produced a list of the best new hotels in the South, including some recently renovated properties worth a revisit. Three Texas ...


Treasures of a Legend

Precious Van Cliburn treasures coming up for auction at Christie's

By Jennifer Chininis

On March 4-5, Christie’s offers collectors the rare opportunity to procure treasures from the estate of renowned musician Van Cliburn, who died a year ago this week at his ...


Chanel Invades Fair Park

Chanel reveals location of very special Texas runway show

By Jennifer Chininis

Chanel has revealed the location for its 2013/14 Metiers d’Art runway show on December 10 titled “Paris: Dallas”: Fair Park. Preceding the fashion show, spectators will watch the ...


Interactive Knits

New Texas company Tumtee's shirts strengthen bonds between babies and moms

By Jennifer Chininis

Two busy Texas moms have turned a three-year dream into a reality with the launch of Tumtee Close Knits, a T-shirt company whose mission is to promote engagement and bonding ...


An Original Dubya for the Tree

Give the gift of Dubya this holiday with a George W. Bush original painting

By Jennifer Chininis

During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show, former prez and aspiring artist George W. Bush joked around with Jay Leno about his painting hobby — a passion revealed to the ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Hot Austin restaurant openings, downtown attack and more top stories this week

By Jennifer Chininis

Another week has come and gone, and there was a lot of sad news to report, including the unexpected death of a former Austin media personality and a brutal attack ...


A Night With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars big reveal lures Austin philanthropists to posh preview party

By Jennifer Chininis

A surprise downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of the well-heeled Austinites gathered at the stunning home of Andra and Joe Liemandt for “A Night With the Stars,” a posh ...


Hot Headlines

Kung Fu Saloon controversy and saving iconic Austin mural top 5 most popular stories this week

By Jennifer Chininis

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


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