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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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See Jane on TV

Jane McGarry's gig at Good Morning Texas turns full-time

By Jennifer Chininis

Longtime Dallas-Fort Worth TV personality Jane McGarry begins a new full-time job on Monday, March 9: She’s now the co-host of WFAA Channel 8’s Good Morning Texas, alongside ...


Philanthropy Notes

Dallas Cowboys' off-field prowess yields $1 million to send deserving kids to camp

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas Cowboys legends like Darren Woodson, Charles Haley and Tony Dorsett knew how to win on the field. Turns out these guys also know how to win at fundraising. Woodson ...


Smashing Philanthropy

Dallas Theater Center lures wicked hot Smash star to headline 2015 gala

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas Theater Center has announced its headliners for Centerstage 2015, and anyone who misses Smash is sure to want a seat. Blonde bombshell Megan Hilty, who played Ivy Lynn on ...


4510 Gives Back

Forty Five Ten pops up at spring's most fab fundraiser in ultimate anniversary party

By Jennifer Chininis

On April 11, Forty Five Ten owner Brian Bolke will combine two of his favorite things: fashion and philanthropy. To celebrate his McKinney Avenue store’s 15th anniversary, Bolke is ...


Voodoo Philanthropy

Dallas partygoers love the voodoo that they do at Toast to Life 2015

By Jennifer Chininis

Charitable partygoers, dressed in their best “magical chic” attire, found refuge from the cold Saturday night at the Empire Room in the Design District, where Resource Center Dallas threw its ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Top spring YP parties, bagel shop closures and more 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 ...


IBB Design FTW

Dallas design authority earns best U.S. furniture store title yet again

By Jennifer Chininis

Frisco home and design outpost IBB Design Fine Furnishings can add another virtual trophy to its well-accessorized shelves: For the second consecutive year, it was named the best furniture store ...


Downtown News

Dallas Arts District artist loft project gets a boost from new high-rise

By Jennifer Chininis

A new plan is in the works for one of the largest remaining undeveloped parcels of land in the Dallas Arts District, one that will bring luxury residential, retail and ...


Foodie Fun

Savor Dallas secures city's best restaurants for 4-day food and wine festival

By Jennifer Chininis

Savor Dallas has announced the participating restaurants for the 2015 four-day festival, which also includes a few new features. This year is the event’s first under the new direction ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Love Field's new nonstop flights and diner's demise 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 ...


The Dish on Dish

New Preston Hollow restaurant dishes out details about chef and menu

By Jennifer Chininis

Dish Preston Hollow, which opens February 24 at the corner of Hillcrest and Northwest Highway, has appointed an executive chef: Andrew Bell, who has worked in kitchens ranging from The ...


Tequila Party

Herradura shows Dallas enthusiasts how to properly appreciate tequila

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans love our margaritas, but there is so much more to drinking — and appreciating — tequila. Tuesday night, Casa Herradura Global Tequila Ambassador Ruben Aceves welcomed about 150 Dallas drinking ...


Tacos for the Farmers Market

New Dallas Farmers Market taqueria is destined for mini-chaindom

By Jennifer Chininis

Taqueria La Ventana, the taco concept from Dallas-based Firebird Restaurant Group, has two new locations in the works: in The Market at Dallas Farmers Market, and in Addison, at 4180 ...


More to Love

Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service from Dallas with quick fare sale

By Jennifer Chininis

On February 12, Southwest Airlines — which now has all but two gates at Love Field airport — added new nonstop flight options from Dallas to 10 cities: Charleston; Columbus; Indianapolis; Memphis ...


Uchi Chef on the Move

Shinsei steals former Uchi chef who first was lured away by Little Katana

By Jennifer Chininis

Rising star chef Jeramie Robison, who was lured away from Austin-based Uchi to be the executive chef of LK Concepts (HoYa Korean Kitchen in Fort Worth and Little Katana in ...


So Long Timothy

Knox-Henderson neighborhood suffers manly home store casualty

By Jennifer Chininis

The Knox-Henderson area of Dallas has seen a lot of activity lately, as new restaurants and retailers have taken up residence. But one is on its way out: Timothy Oulton ...


Shopping in Sundance Square

Fort Worth gets even more fab with addition of fast-fashion fave H&M

By Jennifer Chininis

Fast-fashion giant H&M has picked Sundance Square for its first Fort Worth store and seventh in North Texas. One of the world’s largest retailers, H&M is famous ...


Swingers Shutdown?

Operator of alleged Arlington home-turned-swingers club won't be stopped

By Jennifer Chininis

An alleged home-turned-swingers club in Arlington has the neighbors and the city in a twist. On January 28, the City of Arlington sent a cease-and-desist letter to homeowners James and ...


Single in the City

Totally peculiar reasons why Dallas and other Texas cities are hotbeds for singles

By Jennifer Chininis

While happy couples plot their fancy dinners and buy overpriced undergarments for Valentine’s Day, one national pub is celebrating the best places in America for the un-coupled. Travel+Leisure ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Fine-dining fail and environmental win lead 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 ...


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