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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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Let's Do Business

Central Texas boasts one of the best cities to start a business

By Jennifer Chininis

It’s good to be an entrepreneur in Texas. But which cities are best to start a business? NerdWallet did a study to find out and discovered that one is ...


Chef Secrets

Texas chef shares 'hipster hack' for cooking sous vide at home

By Jennifer Chininis

At Ser Steak + Spirits, executive chef Anthony Van Camp has a lot of expensive equipment at his disposal. Take, for example, the pricey vacuum sealer and immersion circulator he and ...


Ranking It

Austin freelancers have it pretty damn good, swears this new study

By Jennifer Chininis

According to a new study, Austin is one of the best places in the country for independent contractors. Financial site NerdWallet crunched the numbers and determined that Austin is the ...


Video Thrills

Watch these daring divers pull off big stunts at famous Texas cliffs

By Jennifer Chininis

For the second consecutive year, Texas hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Texas' Possum Kingdom Lake. Elite men and women divers competed for supremacy at the famous ...


Rain Gear Roundup

10 fashionable and functional necessities for rainy days in Austin

By Jennifer Chininis

Many of us Texans have been unprepared, gear-wise, for all the recent heavy rains, so we turned to the interwebs (to stay off the roads) to help us find rainy ...


Entertaining Ideas

Texas lifestyle expert shares perfect summer dish you can prep in a flash

By Jennifer Chininis

Whether you need to whip up something quick for an unexpected visitor, or you want an easy and delicious recipe for a summer gathering, Texas entertaining expert Kimberly Schlegel Whitman ...


Uchi Dallas Opens Soon

Uchi finally sets an opening date for new Dallas restaurant

By Jennifer Chininis

Uchi, one of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants in Dallas, has an opening date: June 1. To be precise, the restaurant will open at 5 pm that Monday, at ...


Land of Opportunity

9 Texas cities are among the best places to start a career

By Jennifer Chininis

You have your diploma, and now it's time to start a career. So where are the cities with the greatest opportunities? According to a new study from WalletHub, Texas ...


Homebuying Woes

Millennials want to buy a house, but can they afford to in Austin?

By Jennifer Chininis

Millennials want to buy homes — 12.9 percent of them said so, compared to 12.1 percent of the population overall, according to the Zillow Housing Confidence Index — but can ...


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 ...


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