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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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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 ...


Theater Critics' Picks

Dallas-Fort Worth theater critics declare standouts from 2013-14 season

By Jennifer Chininis

Members of the DFW Theater Critics Forum gathered September 6 to hash out their picks from the 2013-14 season in categories such as best direction, best actor and actress, and ...


Hometown Glory

North Texas cities impress among best places to retire

By Jennifer Chininis

We’d all like to believe a worry-free retirement is in our futures, but the reality is most Americans are radically unprepared financially for their golden years. But good news ...


Good Design Advice

6 reasons why everyone should hire a professional interior designer

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 ...


Give It a Second Thought

Emmy nominee returns to her Dallas theater roots for first-ever fundraiser

By Jennifer Chininis

Allison Tolman returns to Dallas this fall to headline a first-ever fundraiser for the theater she helped found, Second Thought Theatre. Dubbed Second Thought State of Mind, the event takes ...


Nominate a Stylemaker

Help us find the most stylish women and men in Dallas

By Jennifer Chininis

There are some people for whom style is innate. They know just the right thing to wear, no matter the occasion. They command attention in a room, regardless of the ...


Doughnuts for Denton

Hypnotic hooks up with indie roaster to give Denton doughnuts and coffee with a twist

By Jennifer Chininis

Nearly a year in the making, Hypnotic Donuts will finally open its second doughnut shop in Denton. But this one has a little something extra: an adjoining coffee shop from ...


Music Factory Breaks Ground

Irving Music Factory breaks ground with free family-friendly party

By Jennifer Chininis

Irving’s upcoming entertainment complex finally breaks ground this Labor Day weekend, and the public is invited to join in the festivities. Located between State Highway 114 and Las Colinas ...


iPic Frisco

Frisco's Wade Park scores fancy iPic movie theater and new-to-Texas bowling alley

By Jennifer Chininis

Wade Park, the 175-acre mixed-use development at Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road in Frisco, will get two entertainment options — and one is making its Lone Star debut. An iPic ...


Kitchen Competition

Naughty Chef Blythe Beck vies for spot at Kitchen LTO 4.0 in Trinity Groves

By Jennifer Chininis

Permanent pop-up restaurant Kitchen LTO has announced the chef and artist finalists for its fourth iteration in Trinity Groves. On September 7, the public is invited to taste-test the chefs ...


Homestate Shame

Texas shamefully ranks among worst states for women's equality

By Jennifer Chininis

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


Design of the Time

Dallas design veteran aims to invigorate industry with new consulting business

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas design industry veteran Peggy Levinson has launched a new business offering strategic advice to her comrades in the design fields. With Peggy Levinson Consulting, she aims to serve the ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Too bad Jose Calderon has to let go of this University Park home

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 Maverick Jose Calderon, is ...


Pakpao in Preston Hollow

Emerging Dallas intersection lands another restaurant tenant

By Jennifer Chininis

Preston Hollow Village, going up at US 75 and Walnut Hill Lane, is getting another restaurant tenant. Pakpao, the Thai concept from Tiffanee and Richard Ellman's Apheleia Restaurant Group ...


Dr. Kent Brantly Goes Home

Fort Worth doctor Kent Brantly goes home after beating Ebola

By Jennifer Chininis

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth doctor who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia with Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ...


BBQ Showdown

Amateur pitmasters compete for best BBQ bragging rights at popular Labor Day fest

By Jennifer Chininis

If you’ve always claimed to make barbecue as good as any top Texas pitmaster, now’s your chance to prove it. The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is soliciting entries ...


Proof + Pantry Coming Soon

Hopeful One Arts Plaza restaurant newcomer sets opening date

By Jennifer Chininis

Proof + Pantry, one of this month’s surprising openings, finally has an opening date: August 27. The American restaurant and bar takes over the spot vacated by The Greek in ...


DMA Digitized

Dallas Museum of Art reaches digital milestone with online collection

By Jennifer Chininis

The Dallas Museum of Art is now one step closer to achieving its goal of digitizing its entire collection of more than 22,000 works. The museum launched a redesigned ...


Real Estate Rumblings

North Texas dominates new rankings of best U.S. cities for first-time homebuyers

By Jennifer Chininis

Despite the fact that there’s little in the way of new construction for them, first-time homebuyers in North Texas have it made. A recent study by WalletHub asserts that ...


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