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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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Longhorns Charged

Two UT football players charged with sexual assault

By Katie Friel

Editor's note: This story has been updated as more information has become available.  Two University of Texas football players, Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, have been charged with sexual ...


Hot Folks at A Hot Party

Austin's young and professional go to market for CultureMap Social

By Katie Friel

Despite the heat, Austin's young professionals donned their cocktail finest to mix and mingle at the CultureMap Social on Tuesday night. Held at The Market in the heart of ...


Cruz Has Feelings

Texas Senator Ted Cruz responds to profanity-laced True Blood diss

By Katie Friel

At this point in his political career, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been on the receiving end of a profanity or two. That probably didn't lessen the sting of ...


Pet of the Week

APA's Captain Planet wants to be your doggie hero

By Katie Friel

Super heroes are all around us, and sometimes they pop up in unexpected places. Captain Planet came to APA! as a stray and during his time there, he has brought ...


Foodie Fodder

Josephine House and Bufalina chef team up for one-night-only pop-up dinner

By Katie Friel

If Josephine House is where the fashionable ladies lunch and Bufalina is where the perennially hip eat dinner, then putting them together is an Austin foodie's dream. Next week ...


Fist-Bumping Fame

Fist-bumping Franklin Barbecue employee discusses Obama's reaction to gay sex joke

By Katie Friel

If Andy Warhol is right and everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, then Austin's Daniel Webb is using his to bring national attention to an important issue: LGBTQ rights ...


Governor Good Glasses

Do Rick Perry's hipster frames mean he's eyeing the presidency?

By Katie Friel

Recently, I was standing in the Wheatsville Co-op checkout line when the new issue of Texas Monthly caught my eye. On the cover was a bespectacled Rick Perry along with ...


New Braunfels Bar Honored

Paris, London, New Braunfels? Vogue Australia names Central Texas bar among best in the world

By Katie Friel

What comes to mind when someone mentions the best cities in the world? Paris, perhaps? London or Sydney? Tokyo or New York? What about New Braunfels? Well Vogue Australia certainly ...


Fired From New York, It's Saturday Night

Former Austin comedian axed from Saturday Night Live after first season

By Katie Friel

Former Esther's Follies cast member and University of Texas at Austin alum Noel Wells will not be rejoining the cast of Saturday Night Live. According to Deadline, the stalwart ...


Marfa Mutt Madness

Did an Austinite accidentally steal Marfa's mascot dog, Tic Tac?

By Katie Friel

Along with Prada Marfa, the lights and a treasure trove of art in the heart of the desert, Marfa visitors may also be familiar with Tic Tac, an orange-brown and ...


Girls in Austin

Calling all Girls: Lena Dunham returns to Austin for special book tour event

By Katie Friel

Lena Dunham, the perennial Millennial spokeswoman, is coming to Austin in support of her new collection of essays, Not That Kind of Girl. The creator and star of HBO's ...


Pet of The Week

APA!'s Mommy is a gentle soul looking for her place in the sun

By Katie Friel

For some, life is about the simple pleasures: a friendly pat on the head, a sunny spot to take a nap, a few friends to hang out with. Mommy is ...


All Dogs Go to Austin

Results unleashed: Austin crowned best U.S. city for dogs by Dog Fancy magazine

By Katie Friel

Put your paws up in celebration: Austin has been named DogTown USA 2014 by Dog Fancy magazine. The premier pet periodical invited readers to nominate cities across the country for ...


New in Town

MIT maps Austin immigrants: Where do people come from and what do they do?

By Katie Friel

For the past few months, we've watched the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's You Are Here project turn data into beautiful visual representations. Picking favorite cities across the country ...


Presidential BBQ

President Obama makes one last pit stop in Austin: Franklin Barbecue

By Katie Friel

News of our famed East Austin barbecue joint Franklin Barbecue has officially made it all the way to the White House. After a speech at the Paramount Theatre Thursday afternoon ...


Just Keep Winnin'

Austin's own Matthew McConaughey could make history this summer

By Katie Friel

There is no doubt that Austinite Matthew McConaughey is having a very good year. After a killer performance as Ron Woodroof in 2013's Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey scored an ...


Pet Map Quest

Austin's new interactive pet map helps community find missing cats and dogs

By Katie Friel

Most pet owners know the fear and frustration of losing a pet. Coming home to a gate left ajar or watching a pet scramble out an open door can set ...


Hair Care Restaurant Style

A chef, a knife and a ponytail: Swift's Attic owner celebrates major milestone

By Katie Friel

If you've dined at Swift's Attic, you've likely met owner C.K. Chin, a striking figure often dressed in a suit with his dark hair pulled back ...


Masthead on the Move

It's official: Texas Monthly names new editor in chief

By Katie Friel

Three months after being named interim editor in chief, Brian D. Sweany will take his permanent place on the masthead at Texas Monthly. Sweany, who took over for former editor ...


Fun Fun Fun Changes

After major cancellations, Fun Fun Fun Fest adds two big-name headliners

By Katie Friel

Two big names are out and two big names are in for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Citing an unavoidable scheduling conflict, Death Cab for Cutie will not ...


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