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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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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 ...


Hometown Restaurant Glory

4 Dallas restaurants rank among best in South — and not the ones you expect

By Jennifer Chininis

National magazine Southern Living recently declared its picks for the 100 best restaurants in the South, and four Dallas spots made the list. But they aren't the ones we ...


Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers face highest closing costs in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a dearth of inventory (although things are looking up in that department), which drives up sales prices ...


Digital Dating Rules

Best way to impress when sending flirty texts? Learn how to spell

By Jennifer Chininis

Call us old-fashioned, but we are happy to hear that people still value accuracy in spelling and grammar, especially when it comes to courtship. According to a Digital Flirting Rules ...


Missionary Doctor Recovering

Fort Worth doctor Kent Brantly 'grows stronger every day' during Ebola treatment

By Jennifer Chininis

The former Fort Worth family practice doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia is “growing stronger every day.” Dr. Kent Brantly, who is being treated in isolation at Emory Hospital in ...


Homestate Glory

No surprise that Texas has some of the coolest cities in America

By Jennifer Chininis

Not that we Texans need something else to boast about, but according to Forbes, the Lone Star State has four of the coolest cities in America. Austin, Houston, Dallas and ...


Castle For Sale

Most recognizable house on Inwood Road commands castle-worthy price

By Jennifer Chininis

Anyone who has driven past the intersection of Inwood Road and Royal Lane in Dallas knows this house. It sits proudly on the corner, the imposing castle-like façade fully ...


Real Estate Report

Texas housing market finally sees increase in inventory — even Dallas

By Jennifer Chininis

The story right now in the Texas housing market: quarterly gains in inventory for the first time in three years, according to the latest report from the Texas Association of ...


Wet ’n Wild House

Wild 2-story waterslide makes this the most fun backyard in Dallas

By Jennifer Chininis

If pleasing your children is a top priority in your home search, then check out 6522 Park Ln. in Preston Hollow. It boasts an epic, two-story waterslide in the backyard ...


Go Texan

Texas boutique hotel Inn at Dos Brisas takes organic farming to new level

By Jennifer Chininis

The Inn at Dos Brisas, the Relais & Chateaux property and equestrian center in Washington, Texas, has one-upped itself in the culinary department. The ranch resort has expanded its USDA-certified organic ...


Brave Doctor Returns

Former Fort Worth doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S. for treatment

By Jennifer Chininis

Dr. Kent Brantly, a family practice physician who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is now back home in the United States. He arrived at Dobbins ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

HGTV house and DFW DART rail stop 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 ...


Patience Please

Bishop Arts hot spot deemed one of 10 U.S. restaurants worth the wait in line

By Jennifer Chininis

If you have ever attempted to brunch at Oddfellows on the weekend, then a new list from Yahoo Travel may resonate with you. According to the site, the Bishop Arts ...


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