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Katie Friel

Katie is the former 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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Working It

Austinites surprisingly don't spend that much time commuting to work

By Katie Friel

The Office of the New York City Comptroller recently released a report analyzing the average work week for the top 30 metro areas in the U.S. — and Austin came ...


Superstar Real Estate

Country music star sells fabulous Central Austin home for cool $1.8 million

By Katie Friel

It seems a cowboy is finally taking Natalie Maines away from Austin. (Ugh, I know.) The former Dixie Chicks singer and husband Adrian Pasdar sold their 4,891-square-foot Pemberton Heights ...


Judge in Jail

Travis County judge arrested for DWI with empty Mike's Hard Lemonade in car

By Katie Friel

A Travis County judge has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. As first reported by KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman, Judge Gisela D. Triana was arrested late Friday ...


Surprise Tribute

Jimmy Kimmel Live! sketch features demolished East Austin piñata store

By Katie Friel

From Vulcan Video ads starring Matthew McConaughey to Bill Murray in drag, Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Austin shows have provided an almost endless stream of hilarious moments. On Thursday, the ...


Burger Boulevard

The rumors are true: In-N-Out Burger to open second Austin location

By Katie Friel

It appears the rumors are true. Nearly a year after CultureMap first reported on the possibility of In-N-Out coming to South Lamar Boulevard, the California-based fast food restaurant announced it ...


Not-So-New News

New study says Austin is one of the most fun cities in the country

By Katie Friel

We may joke that there is always something going on in Austin, but now we have proof that, yes, there is literally always something going on in Austin. According to ...


Supermodels Saving Lives

Supermodels descend on Austin for inaugural I Am Waters Foundation luncheon

By Katie Friel

What: I Am Waters Foundation Inaugural Supermodel Luncheon Where: Four Seasons Austin The lowdown: On March 12, some of the world's most beloved supermodels descended on Austin for a ...


New Year's Eve for Real

Austin will finally celebrate its 'postponed' New Year's Eve this spring

By Katie Friel

In December, Austin city officials decided to unceremoniously "postpone" New Year's Eve 2014 until the weather got better. (To be fair, it was sorta cold that day and it ...


Jimmy Kimmel News

Guests for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Austin shows include Hollywood stars and hometown heroes

By Katie Friel

Jimmy Kimmel is bringing his late night show back to SXSW again this year. This week, ABC announced a slew of high-profile guests expected to appear during the Austin shows ...


Qui to Our Hearts

Austin's favorite chef Paul Qui announces new South Congress restaurant

By Katie Friel

It appears Paul Qui is returning to his Uchiko roots. The Top Chef winner revealed to Austin-American Statesman food writer Matthew Odam that he will be opening a new restaurant ...


SXSW Transportation Guide

Street closures, hot deals and more: Your guide to getting around Austin during SXSW

By Katie Friel

SXSW kicks off on Friday, March 13 and along with bands, techies and film buffs, the festival brings major street closures and transportation changes. We gathered it all in one ...


McDonald's Pays Up

After major PR nightmare, McDonald's says it will pay SXSW artists

By Katie Friel

On March 4, Brooklyn-based Ex Cops published a letter chastising McDonald's for failing to pay bands performing during the company's official SXSW showcase. The letter went viral and ...


Transit News

Uber banned from operating at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

By Katie Friel

Uber drivers will now be cited if they attempt fares to or from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, but Lyft is allowed to operate freely, the airport announced Tuesday. After negotiating with ...


Condo City

New micro-apartments in East Austin signal growing trend of tiny spaces

By Katie Friel

Another mixed-used development is popping up in East Austin, this one with a twist. Spire, a 260-unit building featuring residential and retail space, will be built on the corner of ...


Movies on the East Side

East Austin's first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming in 2016

By Katie Friel

Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse announced on Monday that it will be opening its sixth Austin-area location, its first in East Austin. Currently on track for a 2016 opening, the new Alamo ...


Austin Amplified

Amplify Austin crushes $7 million goal with record-breaking numbers

By Katie Friel

Amplify Austin, the city's 24-hour donation bonanza, shattered this year's goal, raising $7,715,391 in a single day. From 6 pm on March 5 through 6 pm ...


Get Amped Austin

Navigating Amplify Austin: Your 24-hour chance to give back to the community

By Katie Friel

I Live Here, I Give Here's Amplify Austin kicks off at 6 pm Thursday with its biggest goal yet: to raise $7 million in just 24 hours.  Now in ...


Piñata Store Update

Owners banned from building on site of demolished East Austin piñata store

By Katie Friel

A Travis County judge has issued a temporary injunction halting construction on the site of the recently demolished Jumpolin piñata store at 1401 E. Cesar Chavez St. According to ...


Rich Folks

Forbes' list of World's Billionaires includes 3 very wealthy Austinites

By Katie Friel

Forbes' annual list of The World's Billionaires features three very wealthy locals from three very different industries. Michael Dell, the former University of Texas at Austin student turned PC ...


SoCo Sneak Peek

Everything you need to know about the new South Congress Hotel opening this summer

By Katie Friel

South Congress Hotel is slated to open this summer, and along with 71 rooms and 12 suites, the space will bring a bar, restaurants, retail (including a custom and vintage ...


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