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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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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 ...


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 ...


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