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Arden Ward

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Arden Ward is the executive editor of CultureMap Austin, where she previously served as managing editor.

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Austin City Limits Lineup

Eminem's big Texas surprise rocks the music world: Festival season suddenly has attitude

By Arden Ward

Austin City Limits Music Festival will return to the capital city's Zilker Park in October for its 13th incarnation. Festival programmers have ended the headliner guessing game with the ...


Traveling Texas

Top travel destination in Texas: It's Houston, of course, says Trip Advisor

By Arden Ward

In time for summer vacation planning, Trip Advisor has announced the top 25 travel spots in the U.S., as determined by travelers. Deemed the Travelers' Choice awards, the rankings ...


Media Rumblings

Another media outlet bites the dust, citing the lack of growth in Austin

By Arden Ward

Another media outlet is shutting up shop. Regional news site Austinist closed its virtual doors on Monday, ending an eight year run. Gothamist, the parent company which operates a network ...


For What It's Worth

Time to clean out your attic: Antiques Roadshow is rolling into Austin

By Arden Ward

PBS's beloved primetime appraisal program, Antiques Roadshow, is rolling into Austin this summer for a one-day stop at the Austin Convention Center. On June 28, locals are invited to ...


River Life

Fleeting float freedom? New Braunfels' controversial can ban could be roaring back before you know it

By Arden Ward

It's been almost two months since a judge overturned the controversial "can ban" ordinance in New Braunfels. On Friday, things became official when Judge Don Burgess signed the injunction ...


Great American Road Trip

Buffalo Exchange waltzes across Texas with Airstream vintage pop-up shop

By Arden Ward

Buffalo Exchange is widely known for its steal-of-a-deal clothing finds, but the company also has a history worth celebrating. This spring, the shop that made "buy-sell-trade" a sustainable way to ...


SXSW Killings

New details on the South by Southwest killings: Horrific scene left by crowd plowing drunk driver

By Arden Ward

Tragedy struck the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning when a vehicle drove through barricades on Red River Street and into a large crowd near Cheer Up Charlie's ...


Summon The Spirit

Lost in Wonderland: Texas blues mistress explains the Janis Joplin connection

By Arden Ward

Blues artist Carolyn Wonderland has been a force in Texas music for nearly two decades. She spent her formative years inside Houston's dingy blues clubs, soaking up the sounds ...


Rock Band With a Fiddle

From Idaho to Austin: Reckless Kelly's Willy Braun steers music in a new direction

By Arden Ward

Reckless Kelly may be known as a Texas band, but these musical veterans have roots far and wide. Led by brothers Willy (lead singer) and Cody Braun, Reckless Kelly was ...


Texas Music Knows No Bounds

Texas troubadour Jack Ingram trades Nashville music scene for Lone Star simplicity

By Arden Ward

  Editors Note:  This is the first installment in a CultureMap editorial special series profiling beloved musicians who have graced the stage of the television series, Texas Music Scene. --------- Jack Ingram ...


Funding The Arts

School bus art program gets an A+ from Texas Women for the Arts

By Arden Ward

Thanks to an initiative created by Texas women, 10 nonprofit arts organizations around the state are celebrating additional funding that will help them fulfill their missions. Texas Women for the ...


Baby Animals!

Newest - and cutest - Texans: Rare twin giraffes born on New Braunfels wildlife ranch

By Arden Ward

And now for your daily dose of cuteness. Earlier this month, rare twin reticulated giraffes were born in New Braunfels. The only living set of its kind (and only the ...


Classroom Perks

Teachers get a travel break with discounted getways from bed-and-breakfast site

By Arden Ward

The school year is winding down, and just like students, teachers are planning well-deserved summer escapes and getaways. To honor their hard work and dedication, Austin-based company BedandBreakfast.com has ...


Twitter Talk

#WhyAustin responds to North Korea hit list: Does Kim hate fast cars, good food, SXSW & more?

By Arden Ward

On Friday, news broke that, along with Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Austin is on the North Korea "hit list" of leader Kim Jong Un. The news, while shocking ...


SXSW Look Ahead

Sounds of SXSW: CultureMap Texas Showcase Sampler includes music from Tontons & more

By Arden Ward

The buzz is building for SXSW 2013, undeniably the mecca of budding, soon-to-be-legendary music talent from around the world. CultureMap wouldn't be a proper Texas network if we didn ...


The hot seat

Oprah's heading to Austin for an exclusive 90-minute interview with Lance Armstrong

By Arden Ward

It's 2013, and the Lance Armstrong saga just won't quit. Apparently last week's New York Times postulation (thanks to an anonymous source) that Lance Armstrong might admit ...


Tech Talk

Education first: Bill Gates will headline SXSWedu conference in Austin

By Arden Ward

On Tuesday afternoon, SXSW announced that Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will make his way to Austin as a keynote speaker ...


Spreading the magic

Dallas, Houston, now Austin: Hotel ZaZa plans debut in Texas capital

By Arden Ward

Hotel ZaZa, one of Texas' most revered and innovative hotel brands, will soon bring its luxe boutique accommodations to downtown Austin. The Austin American-Statesman has reported that "plans are in ...


Breaking News

Lance Armstrong steps down as chairman of Livestrong but will remain on board

By Arden Ward

Early Tuesday morning, news broke that Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his position as chairman of Livestrong, the Austin-based cancer-fighting foundation that bears his name. (The Lance Armstrong Foundation ...


Cruisin' together

An excursion that's definitely not less filling: Join reality TV stars on Top Chef: The Cruise

By Arden Ward

Can’t get enough of quickfire challenges or experimental gastro-foams? Itching for a spring vacation on the open sea? You’re in luck. Bravo is beefing up its Top Chef ...


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