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Katie Friel

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Katie is the managing editor of CultureMap Austin.

When she's not editing some of the finest writers in Texas, you can usually find Katie riding her bike, maxing out her credit card at Book People, sipping coffee at Jo's or sitting at the Liberty. She has a dog named Huck.

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SXSW Changes

Bullying tactics or lack of options? SXSW says without changes it may leave Austin

By Katie Friel

Editor's note: Since this article originally published, SXSW has made the report and its letter to the Austin City Council available on its website. It can be viewed here ...


Drinking and Festing

How to properly navigate your hangover at Austin City Limits Music Festival

By Katie Friel

Fall has come and it's officially festival season in Austin. This weekend, the Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off at Zilker Park for two weekends of music, art ...


Coffee Shops

Our favorite Austin coffee shops for sitting, sipping, socializing and even celeb-spotting

By Katie Friel

One of the best parts of working at CultureMap is the inevitable question posed by friends, family and fellow Austinites: "Where should we go?" The answer to that question is ...


Links We Love

Portlandia stars discuss breakfast tacos, Michelle Williams' townhouse and more links we love right now

By Katie Friel

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Not A Joke

Jimmy Kimmel to host cinematic tribute to Matthew McConaughey

By Katie Friel

Whether he's losing weight for Dallas Buyers Club, fighting off bulls in a Lincoln or just livin' like the rest of us, we all know Matthew McConaughey is a ...


Links We Love

Mashable's terrible guide to Austin, is gluten-free a hoax and more links we love right now

By Katie Friel

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Google Fiber Updates

Everything we know right now about Google Fiber's launch in Austin

By Katie Friel

The initial launch deadline of "mid-2014" has come and gone, but Austin news outlets recently received an invitation for a mid-October briefing on the rollout of Google Fiber. Like everyone ...


Pet of the Week

APA!'s Rusty Sledge is more than just a great name — he's a great dog, too

By Katie Friel

Name: Rusty Sledge Sex: Male Breed: Bulldog, American Mix Adult size: Medium Age: 4 years, 7 months Sign: Taurus Spayed/neutered: Yes Adoption donation: $50.00 Location: On site How ...


Gettin' High with Willie

Willie Nelson talks to NYT about getting high, hating edibles and smoking in the White House

By Katie Friel

In June, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd got high. Well, she actually got really, really high eating edibles in Denver and embarked on a terrible trip that ...


Let the Wild Rumpus Start

Zilker Park closed, Barton Springs open — and road closures for ACL Fest

By Katie Friel

The tell-tale sign of fall has arrived: Zilker Park's Great Lawn is now closed in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival.  Beginning on Monday, the Great Lawn will ...


Slainte Y'all

The Irish know where they want to party, and it's Austin, of course

By Katie Friel

Break out the whiskey: The Irish are coming. The Irish government has announced that it will be establishing a consulate in Austin, the country's first since the 1930s. Ireland ...


Most Popular Stories

Where to buy in Austin, coffee shop with a view and more top stories

By Katie Friel

In addition to the myriad of farmers markets, shop openings, brand-new bars and restaurant renovations that take place, well, pretty much every week, Austinites also have Fantastic Fest and the ...


Beer of the Hipsters

Y'all, the Russians just bought Lone Star Beer

By Katie Friel

Say it ain't so! It was announced on Thursday that Pabst Blue Ribbon — American classic, dive bar staple and hipster favorite — has been sold to Russian-owned Oasis Brewers. A ...


New SoCo Hotel

Mastermind behind Hotel Saint Cecilia plans 100-room boutique hotel in Travis Heights

By Katie Friel

Liz Lambert, mastermind behind Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, Havana in San Antonio and El Cosmico in Marfa has snatched up a prime piece of Travis Heights property.  According ...


Austin Home Sales Drop

Austin home sales dip again because first-time buyers can't afford houses

By Katie Friel

For the second consecutive month, Austin home sales have dropped. In July, the Austin Board of Realtors reported a drop in sales for the first time in three years, a ...


Genius Among Us

Austinite wins 2014 'Genius Grant' from the MacArthur Foundation

By Katie Friel

On Wednesday, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, also known as the "Genius Grant." Among the 2014 winners is ...


Best New Bars

3 local cocktail hot spots nominated for Food & Wine's Best New Bars

By Katie Friel

Three local cocktail hot spots are competing to be named the "People's Best New Bar for 2014" by Food & Wine magazine. F&W editors selected newbies Half Step and ...


Comedy for Everyone

Brian Gaar is breaking into the big time — and he's filming a new comedy special right here in Austin

By Katie Friel

When Brian Gaar released his first album, Never Gonna Be Famous, he had no idea if people would listen to it, let alone buy it. Within a day of its ...


Picture This Pet

Meet Mr. Gray, Austin Pets Alive!'s 'hunky mancat' full of love

By Katie Friel

It's not often you come across the phrase "mancat" to describe a feline, but that is the perfect description for the delightfully social, charming and friendly Mr. Gray. Though ...


Longhorniest Party School

Most important list ever: Playboy names University of Texas top party school

By Katie Friel

As any past, present or future Longhorn knows, UT students can party. They party at night, they party during the day (sometimes in Day-Glo outfits!), they party before football, after ...


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