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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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Food Festival News

New Texas food festival dishes out delicious details with Houston chefs

By Jennifer Chininis

More details have emerged for Park & Palate, the new foodie festival coming to Dallas' Klyde Warren Park September 25 and 26. In addition to the massive number of local and ...

Let's Do Business

The best places in Texas to start a business are right here: Five Houston-area cities in Top 10

By Jennifer Chininis

It’s good to be an entrepreneur in Texas. But which cities are best to start a business? NerdWallet did a study to find out and discovered that the greater ...

Ranking It

New study swears it's good to be a freelancer in Houston: Self-employment income 5th highest in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

According to a new study, Houston is among the best places in the country for independent contractors. Financial site NerdWallet crunched the numbers and determined that Houston is the 12th ...

Rain Gear Roundup

Rainy day essentials: Stylish gear to keep you dry in the unpredictable Houston summer weather

By Jennifer Chininis

Many of us Texans have been unprepared, gear-wise, for all the recent heavy rains, so we turned to the interwebs (to stay off the roads) to help us find rainy ...

Video Thrills

Daring and graceful elite divers compete to be the best from the top of Hell's Gate

By Jennifer Chininis

For the second consecutive year, Texas hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Possum Kingdom Lake, about 150 miles west of Dallas. Elite men and women divers competed ...

Entertaining Ideas

In the kitchen: How to make the perfect summer dish in only 5 minutes — and it's healthy, too!

By Jennifer Chininis

Whether you need to whip up something quick for an unexpected visitor, or you want an easy and delicious recipe for a summer gathering, Texas entertaining expert Kimberly Schlegel Whitman ...

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 ...

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