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Jennifer Chininis

Editor in Chief

Dallas native and University of Texas grad Jennifer Chininis has spent the majority of her career in local and regional media. During a long tenure at D Magazine, she held nearly every editorial position imaginable, from managing editor to online editorial director, where she got a taste for the exciting, fast-paced world of online journalism. After leaving D, she explored the digital marketing and social media world at companies like Central Market. As editor in chief for CultureMap Dallas, she returns to the role she cherishes most: city curator and insider. But this time she gets to explore that role in the digital space.

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Millennial Homebuying Woes

Millennials say they want to buy a house, but can they afford it in Houston?

By Jennifer Chininis

Millennials want to buy homes — 12.9 percent of them said so, compared to 12.1 percent of the population overall, according to the Zillow Housing Confidence Index — but can ...

Say It Ain't So

Dallas is a better city for women than Houston? When it comes to the wage gap, the stats are cruelly clear

By Jennifer Chininis

Finance site NerdWallet recently dove into the gender wage gap across the United States, and Texas ought to be proud: It is home to one of only 22 U.S ...

Celebrity Tour Alert

Anthony Bourdain cuts through Houston on unapologetic new tour

By Jennifer Chininis

Unfiltered TV host and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain is on the road again, this time for his Close to the Bone tour. Of the 10 cities on his list, three ...

Family Fun

Park etiquette: Enjoy family fun in the great Houston outdoors with these tips

By Jennifer Chininis

With the arrival of spring comes the desire to be outdoors, so a trip to the park is definitely in order. But before you rally your little troops for an ...

Fashion Needs

New online Texas retailer targets cash-strapped millennials with stylish clothing

By Jennifer Chininis

Matt Alexander, founder of men’s lifestyle site Need, has another online venture up his entrepreneurial sleeve. He is introducing Foremost, a small-batch American-made clothing brand and interview series that ...

Swinging Sex Controversy

Sex club gets a Texas suburb all hot and bothered: Swinging's not so free and easy with these neighbors

By Jennifer Chininis

An alleged swingers club in Arlington has the neighbors and the city in a twist. The City of Arlington sent a cease-and-desist letter to homeowners James and Mary Self and ...

Design Trends

What's hot in home design for 2015: Would you believe cowhide and gold fixtures?

By Jennifer Chininis

Zillow Digs has released its 2015 home trend forecast, which details what's hot — and what's not — for interior design. The annual report combines data from a survey of ...

Foodie News

Fancy Texas restaurant named one of the 10 Best Restaurants in America

By Jennifer Chininis

A Dallas hotel restaurant long revered for its romantic environs has earned a rather admirable spot among the 10 best U.S. restaurants: The French Room at The Adolphus ranks ...

Celebrity Wedding

E! co-host weds Dallas woman who survived freak accident in celeb-filled ceremony

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs wed Jason Kennedy in her hometown on Friday night at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas, reports E! News. The bride wore ...

Celebrity Real Estate

Jonas Brothers reduce price on rugged Texas mansion with an obscene laundry room

By Jennifer Chininis

Anyone with around $3.2 million to burn can live like the Jonas Brothers did in the Dallas suburb of Westlake. The Disney stars-turned-heartthrobs have put their 7,360-square-foot Vaquero ...

Texas Pride?

Houston lags far behind other large Texas cities in equality for gays and lesbians, according to new report

By Jennifer Chininis

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, Texas cities could not be further apart. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released its third annual report assessing ...

Celebrity Real Estate

NBA All-Star puts posh Dallas condo on the market for $3.9 million

By Jennifer Chininis

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has put his Dallas condo on the market, after only a year of ownership. The 4,257-square-foot condo at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton used ...

Real Estate Report

An upward trend: Houston leads the nation in rise of single-family home prices

By Jennifer Chininis

According to a new report from CoreLogic, single-family home prices are still up across the nation, and Texas continues to buck trends, posting increases above the national average. Home prices ...

Whole lot of movin'

Texas ranks tops in nation for new arrivals and departures, but more are coming than going

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to think that people who aren't born here get here as fast as they can. And, for the most part, we are right: According to the ...

Homestate Glory

Texas dominates list of fastest-growing cities in U.S.; one Houston suburb stands out

By Jennifer Chininis

If you feel like Texas cities are growing at record speed, it’s because they are: The Lone Star State dominates WalletHub’s new rankings of the fastest-growing U.S ...

Good Design Advice

How a professional interior designer can save you money, avert costly mistakes

By Jennifer Chininis

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want them to be stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional. And, above all, we want them to reflect our personal styles. But sometimes even ...

Real Estate Rumblings

Texas real estate becomes an international sensation: Buyers from around world gobble up local homes

By Jennifer Chininis

A new report shows international homebuyers are snatching up Texas real estate at record pace. According to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors ...

Homestate Shame

Texas shame: Lone Star State ranked one of the very worst states in America for women

By Jennifer Chininis

Texans have a lot to boast about, but this certainly isn’t one of them. According to a new survey by WalletHub, the Lone Star State ranks among the five ...

Celebrity Real Estate

NBA point guard puts his massive Texas mansion up for sale: When a sports trade brings pure real estate sorrow

By Jennifer Chininis

If you’ve got $2.4 million and some change, take a look at 3417 Villanova St. in University Park — available because its owner, former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose ...

Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers pay highest closing costs in the nation but there are ways to save

By Jennifer Chininis

Houston homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a dearth of inventory, which drives up sales prices, they have to pay out the nose in ...

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