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Katie Friel

Managing Editor

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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On The Move

East Side King's Thai-Kun says goodbye to Wonderland location

By Katie Friel

After a banner year, which included a spot on Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant list, East Side King's Thai-Kun has announced it will be leaving its current ...

Merry Christmas to All

Follow St. Nick around the world in real time thanks to Google's Santa Tracker

By Katie Friel

In the age of the Internet, every bit of information we could possibly need is right at our fingertips — including Santa's Christmas Eve route. Though we're not quite ...

We'll Save You

Escape the madness at these 6 Austin bars open on Christmas Day

By Katie Friel

When the gifts have been unwrapped, the carols have been sung and Pop Pop is snoozing away in his easy chair, it's time to get out of the house ...

Best Hotels in The World

Luxurious Austin spa named one of world's best resorts

By Katie Friel

Travaasa Austin, an all-inclusive spa and resort tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, has earned a spot on the Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2015 by the Travel Channel.  No stranger ...

Austin Forever

Check out Austin's new official logo, honoring the city's 175th anniversary

By Katie Friel

In honor of her 175th anniversary, local advertising powerhouse GSD&M has unveiled a new logo for our fair city. All we can say is ... Austin looks really good for ...

Get Your Date On

New study names Austin one of the best cities for singles

By Katie Friel

As single folks know, the holidays can be particularly rough. Hidden among the Santa-shaped sugar cookies and sips of Manischewitz are land mines in the form of curious relatives asking ...

Get Your Fix

Stitch Fix opening Congress Avenue outpost in 2015

By Katie Friel

Women's subscription styling service Stitch Fix has announced it will be opening an outpost in Austin, the company's third. The new space, a 10,000-square-foot office space at ...

Texas Football Forever

Is this a game changer? Texas' top football recruit commits to UT

By Katie Friel

The No. 1 football recruit in the Lone Star State (which basically means the best in the country, am I right?) has just committed to The University of Texas at ...

Another Black Eye for APD

Austin police officer resigns after making 'whore' comment to local reporter — on tape

By Katie Friel

In what is happening with alarming frequency, yet another Austin Police Department officer has been caught on tape making disparaging remarks about women. This time, however, the officer, who is ...

Media Moves

After surprising split from NYT, The Texas Tribune has new high-profile reporting partner

By Katie Friel

For political junkies, this news is like Hanukkah and Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one ordinary Thursday. Thursday morning, The Texas Tribune announced it has a new reporting ...

Austin's Going Gray

Keep Austin Gray? Austin and Fredericksburg named top places in U.S. to retire

By Katie Friel

Austin is going gray, y'all. Well, at least according to Forbes, who just named us one of the best cities for retirees. Noting our bike culture, volunteerism, terrific economy ...

Telling Tales

Tell your story: StoryCorps' oral history project is returning to Austin

By Katie Friel

StoryCorps, the oral history project that travels around the country cataloging Americans' true stories, is returning to Austin in January. Launched in 2003, the nonprofit is dedicated to recording and ...

Peak Ratings

Hit show Undercover Boss films Bikinis breastaurant CEO for new episode

By Katie Friel

Doug Guller, CEO of Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, an Austin-based chain of breastaurants, knows the importance of publicity. After all, this is the man who bought a Central Texas ghost ...

Public Transit Increase

Capital Metro implementing citywide fare increases in January

By Katie Friel

In September 2013, Capital Metro announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase the base local fare for service from $1 to $1.25. Well, that increase officially goes ...

Search City

What did Austinites Google in 2014? Top local searches revealed

By Katie Friel

Perhaps the most voyeuristic year-end list is Google's annual "Year in Search," which gives us an inside look at what our fellow city-dwellers are looking for on the world ...

KUTX Anniversary Show

KUTX 2nd anniversary concert features huge headliners and local heroes

By Katie Friel

It's only been around in its current incarnation for two years, but KUTX is already a major player in the local music scene. It should come as no surprise ...

Youth Beat

Being young in Austin: It's a terrible place to live, it's a wonderful place to live

By Katie Friel

If Austin ever decide to get a new city-wide slogan, we suggest it go with, "Different day, different list." This week, we continued our reign with appearances on sushi restaurants ...

Bum Steer Award

Texas Monthly reveals the 2015 Bum Steer of the Year

By Katie Friel

With December comes the holidays, time spent with loved ones, poignant end-of-year reflections — and Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Award. As always, there were many contenders this year, but only ...

Hollywood in Austin

Austin film scores big with Golden Globe nominations for Boyhood and McConaughey

By Katie Friel

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thurdsay morning, and Richard Linklater's Boyhood, an epic opus that took more than 10 years to film, roared into awards seasons with ...

TIME Taps Austin

Austin photographer snags biggest gig in photojournalism with TIME Person of the Year cover

By Katie Friel

Arguably the most discussed — and often controversial — media moment of the year, TIME's Person of the Year was revealed Wednesday. Here in Austin, it won't be who is ...

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