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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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Worth The Drive

New restaurant Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard merges Austin style with Bastrop vibes

By Katie Friel

With folks increasingly priced out of local real estate, it makes sense that two young entrepreneurs are looking beyond the Austin city limits for their new venture. On Friday, August ...

Things Going Viral

Austin man poses with beer belly for best pregnancy photo shoot ever

By Katie Friel

Just because your pregnant wife doesn't want to participate in a pregnancy photo shoot doesn't mean you shouldn't commemorate the occasion. Along with Austin-based photographer Harley K ...

DWI Death Outrage

Outrage ensues after news that driver accused in death of ATXhipsters won't face felony charges

By Katie Friel

Wade Atwood, a 40-year-old Austin man accused of hitting and killing Kelly Noel, aka ATXhipsters, was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Atwood allegedly struck Noel on April ...

Keep Austin Something or Other

Local shop is selling an Austinite's 'drunk hipster soul' on eBay

By Katie Friel

Depending on how you look at it, this is either the steal of the century or a most ridiculous PR stunt. Either way, an eBay post is making the Reddit ...

Finger Licking Good News

TMBBQ Fest lineup includes best barbecue joints in Texas, plus how to snag tickets

By Katie Friel

If your idea of a perfect day is to spend it eating as much barbecue as you possibly can from the best joints in the world, then Texas Monthly has ...

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 ...

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