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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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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 ...


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 ...


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