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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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This Week's Hot Headlines

The Loon returns, Deep Ellum goes French 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 ...


Austin Style Invasion

Austin menswear fave invades Dallas with new Knox-Henderson shop

By Jennifer Chininis

Stag, the Austin menswear shop that has caught the attention of national pubs like Men’s Journal and GQ, is in expansion mode: A Dallas location opened November 21 in ...


Home Tour With Heart

Peek inside Park Cities homes on 15th annual tour for important cause

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallasites seem to have two favorite pastimes: shopping and snooping through other people’s homes. Fans of the latter have yet another opportunity this Sunday, November 23. But this one ...


Hot Listing

Better move on this Dallas midcentury treasure for sale on Disney Streets

By Jennifer Chininis

Midcentury modern enthusiasts in the market for a home will be happy to learn there is a new listing at 11023 Pinocchio Dr., in the sought-after Disney Streets of Midway ...


Unbranded for the Holidays

Deep Ellum's Unbranded pop-up shop gets homey and holiday ready

By Jennifer Chininis

Unbranded, the Deep Ellum pop-up presented by Need and Foot Cardigan, settles into week three by showcasing goods for the home. Plus there is a special event coming up the ...


Meaty Fundraising

Meat Fight hits six figures in proceeds to help people living with MS

By Jennifer Chininis

There are charitable events, and there are food events, and there are some events in Dallas that do both. But none does it quite as wacky as Meat Fight, which ...


Pop-up Shop Preview

CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop helps you get lucky with the ladies

By Jennifer Chininis

At the first CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, we are bringing together more than 25 of our favorite local retailers and brands for a day-long shop-a-thon, complete with cocktails and entertainment ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Jonas Brothers leave Westlake with $3.2 million parting gift in Vaquero

By Jennifer Chininis

Anyone with around $3.2 million to burn can live like the Jonas Brothers did in Westlake. The Disney stars-turned-heartthrobs have put their 7,360-square-foot Vaquero manse at 1724 Wisteria ...


Con Artists

Art Con still has what it takes after 10 years of street-level philanthropy

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallasites bundled up and braved the cold and drizzle Saturday night for Art Con X, which took over the warehouse at 500 Singleton Blvd. near Trinity Groves. The 10th iteration ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

New Dallas lunch spots and teacher Twitter fail 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 ...


Get on the Bus

Land of Nod cruises into Dallas with kid-approved goods on board

By Jennifer Chininis

We know more than a few Dallas moms and dads who’ve spent their hard-earned dollars at Land of Nod, outfitting their kids’ rooms with all things adorable. This weekend ...


Let There Be Light

NorthPark's ambitious new public art installation lights up for the holidays

By Jennifer Chininis

On November 25, NorthPark Center will add another feather to its public art cap with Scattered Light, an installation of 1,500 suspended LED bulbs from pioneering new media artist ...


It Takes a Village

Pretty new shops for Highland Park Village include Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop pop-up

By Jennifer Chininis

The most fashionable intersection in Dallas has announced four new tenants, including one pop-up shop with celebrity ties and two beauty parlors. Highland Park Village welcomes Goop Pop Dallas curated ...


Texas Pride?

New LGBT equality report shows Texas should be proud and horrified

By Jennifer Chininis

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, Texas cities could not be further apart. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released its third annual report assessing ...


Best Steakhouses

America's best steakhouses list proves beef is boss in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Jennifer Chininis

A list of the best steakhouses in America is bound to include plenty of Texas restaurants. And OpenTable's latest helps prove that when it comes to beef, the Lone ...


Unbranded for the Girls

Deep Ellum pop-up Unbranded gets a woman's touch for second round

By Jennifer Chininis

For its second round, Unbranded has the benefit of a woman’s touch. The Deep Ellum pop-up shop conceived by Dallas entrepreneurs Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca are welcoming some ...


Haute Holiday Shopping

How to have the most fun ever shopping for holiday gifts in Dallas

By Jennifer Chininis

When the holiday season begins, our thoughts turn to two things: parties and presents. So imagine if there was a celebratory event that also served as the ultimate gift-buying excursion ...


Need Turns 1

Need throws cocktail-fueled anniversary fête to toast a year of milestones

By Jennifer Chininis

Need founder Matt Alexander and new COO Imran Sheikh had a lot to celebrate recently. The duo threw a party for the first anniversary of their men’s lifestyle site ...


Home Tour Sneak Peek

Get a load of 6 covetable abodes on 38th annual Lakewood Home Tour

By Jennifer Chininis

The Lakewood Home Festival returns for its 38th year November 15-16, featuring a tour of six homes, holiday market and food truck cafe, and photos with Santa. Here is a ...


Dallas Does Domino

Celebrity trio introduces Dallas to Hollywood-approved charity gala

By Jennifer Chininis

An intimate crowd gathered with purpose at the Empire Room Saturday night for the premiere of Hollywood Domino Dallas, a black-tie affair benefiting Make-A-Wish North Texas. Although celebrity hosts Kristin ...


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