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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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Barbecue News

TMBBQ Fest hits the road for first Dallas-area barbecue eat-a-thons

By Jennifer Chininis

Barbecue enthusiasts won’t need to travel to Austin anymore to get a taste of the famed TMBBQ Festival. Next month TMBBQ Road Trip is heading this way for its ...


Historic House Porn

How to get inside that Philip Johnson house and 5 more historic Dallas homes

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas was buzzing when news broke that the Philip Johnson-designed house on Strait Lane had hit the market for a cool $27.5 million. And now enthusiasts have a chance ...


Behind the Scenes at Stylemakers

Watch the party unfold at the 2014 CultureMap Stylemaker Awards

By Jennifer Chininis

On October 15, the six finalists in our first-ever CultureMap Stylemaker Awards put their skills to the test for a fun fashion show at Tootsies at the Plaza at Preston ...


Excellence in Legal Reporting

CultureMap Dallas managing editor Claire St. Amant wins another Philbin Award

By Jennifer Chininis

On October 17, CultureMap Dallas managing editor Claire St. Amant received her second Philbin Award for excellence in legal reporting, this time for her October 2013 investigative piece titled “The ...


Girl Chefs Gone Wild

Tiffany Derry and fellow Dallas Dames show off skills at annual foodie fundraiser

By Jennifer Chininis

What: Raiser Grazer presented by Dallas chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier Where: Dallas Farmers Market The 411: Lots of lady chefs brought their A-games to the Dallas Farmers Market ...


AIA Home Tour Sneak Peek

An advance look at architect-selected residences on Dallas' only citywide home tour

By Jennifer Chininis

The eighth annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes takes place November 1-2. There are nine featured homes — including the public debut of a recently completed house made from shipping containers ...


Go Goss-Michael

Dallas institution deemed top 10 contemporary art museum in America

By Jennifer Chininis

A treasured Dallas institution can add another feather to its artful cap: Goss-Michael Foundation has been named one of the top 10 private contemporary art museums by Artnet News. The ...


We Are Unbranded

Deep Ellum pop-up tries radical experiment to promote local creatives

By Jennifer Chininis

Need founder and CultureMap Stylemaker finalist Matt Alexander has partnered with fellow menswear entrepreneur Bryan DeLuca of Foot Cardigan to launch a unique pop-up shop dubbed Unbranded. The purpose: to ...


Real Estate Report

Dallas single-family home prices trump national average

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 ...


Vegucational Event

Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers stirs up Texas Veggie Fair 2014

By Jennifer Chininis

The Texas Veggie Fair has recruited newly vegan Howard Stern sidekick and author Robin Quivers to help kick off the 2014 edition. Quivers will be at McKinney Avenue Contemporary on ...


So Long Southfork

TNT network gives Dallas TV reboot the boot

By Jennifer Chininis

Those who follow Elaine Liner's excellent and hilarious recaps of TNT's Dallas may be unsurprised to learn that the cable network has not renewed the TV show for ...


Fundraisers On the Move

MS Society supporters prep for On the Move Luncheon at cozy cocktail hour

By Jennifer Chininis

Supporters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society gathered at Grain in the Park Cities Hilton for an intimate cocktail hour. The purpose? To get pumped for the upcoming On the ...


Stylemaker Finalists Revealed

Cast your vote now to determine the readers' choice CultureMap Stylemaker

By Jennifer Chininis

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in: We now have our finalists in the first-ever Culturemap Stylemaker Awards. We started with 12 fashionable men and women, and ...


Relocation Central

New report shows people move to Texas faster than they move out

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 ...


Omni High

Dallas-based hotel chain crowned year's best luxury brand

By Jennifer Chininis

A Dallas-based hotel chain can add another one to the trophy case: Omni Hotels & Resorts was named Luxury Hotel Brand of the Year in the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend Ratings ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Dallas Stylemakers and Philip Johnson house top 5 most popular stories this week

By Jennifer Chininis

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Homestate Glory

Lone Star State outpaces nation in growth, and one North Texas city leads pack

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 ...


Designer Party

Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio fans get Italian treatment at Cantoni kickoff

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas design heavies joined Cantoni founder Michael Wilkov at his flagship store to kick off Thrift Studio, the highly anticipated biannual shopping event benefiting Dwell With Dignity. Although there is ...


Menswear Game Changer

Dallas' Mizzen+Main founder joins Stephen Colbert on serious list of game changers

By Jennifer Chininis

Enterprising Dallas fashion entrepreneur Kevin Lavelle has a lot to be excited about these days. In addition to securing $1.2 million in funding, the Mizzen+Main founder has just ...


World-Renowned Real Estate

Texas properties are hot commodities among international homebuyers

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 ...


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