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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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Homestate Glory

Texas cities rule list of best places for millennials to live

By Jennifer Chininis

Recent college graduates have a lot to consider when thinking about their next steps. In addition to career paths, they must weigh quality-of-life factors in the cities they may soon ...


Jellyfish Eyes on Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art kicks off screening tour for Takashi Murakami's first feature film

By Jennifer Chininis

Takashi Murakami, one of the world’s most influential and acclaimed contemporary artists, will launch a nine-stop screening tour of his first live-action feature film Jellyfish Eyes (2013) at the ...


Want Some Dim Sum

Unassuming Plano restaurant lands on list of best dim sum in America

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas often gets a nod in national pubs for its dining scene, but we can be particularly proud of this one. In its April issue, Travel + Leisure deemed J.S ...


Real Estate Report

Dallas single-family home prices continue to rise, but is a slowdown on the horizon?

By Jennifer Chininis

If my morning walk around Midway Hollow is any indication, the Dallas real estate market is booming. My neighborhood is teardown city, with new construction rising up almost daily on ...


Music Matters

Suburbia Music Festival in Plano locks down two-day schedule of bands

By Jennifer Chininis

On the heels of the March Madness Music Fest, the first-ever Suburbia Music Festival has announced its daily schedule of bands. The two-day showcase is set for May 3-4 at ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Best basketball coach ever and DIFFA spectacle 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 ...


Texas Chefs Rule

It's a big day for Texas according to Food & Wine's best new chef list

By Jennifer Chininis

To announce its list of the best new chefs for 2014, Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin took to Twitter. She opened with this teaser — "it's a big day for ...


Top Texas Hotels

The best hotels in Texas for discerning Lone Star travelers

By Jennifer Chininis

A vacation can be as much about the accommodations as the destination. Sometimes all that’s required is a comfy spot to rest a weary head, but more often we ...


Masquerade Madness

Dallas devotees go all out for sexy House of DIFFA Masquerade spectacle

By Jennifer Chininis

A change in venue to the Omni Dallas hotel reenergized Saturday night’s House of DIFFA 2014. Or maybe everyone was tingling with excitement because they were trying to guess ...


Art for Everyone

How to get your free Professionals Day pass to Dallas Art Fair 2014

By Jennifer Chininis

The sixth annual Dallas Art Fair kicks off April 11 at Fashion Industry Gallery, featuring nearly 100 local, national and international exhibitors. For the second year, CultureMap helps make it ...


Beer Revolution

Four Corners Brewing changes Texas craft beer game with new canned ales

By Jennifer Chininis

Starting March 21, Four Corners Brewing Co. is killing two birds with one can, so to speak. The Dallas brewery will offer three of its Ale Day Ales in cans ...


Springtime at the Station

Mockingbird Station spring fashion show transports Dallasites to Paris — literally

By Jennifer Chininis

On March 27, Mockingbird Station hosts its next What To Wear Fashion Show on the second-level mezzanine outside Angelika Film Center. Organizers hope to transport the audience to the City ...


Modern Living Mixers

Design voyeurs explore extraordinary Dallas homes at modern-living mixers

By Jennifer Chininis

Design enthusiasts can get an exclusive look at some of city's most architecturally interesting residences at the 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions presented by Dallas Architecture Forum. On three ...


Homestate Hotel Glory

Texas hotels crowned best (sorta) new places to stay in the South

By Jennifer Chininis

In its March 2014 issue, Southern Living magazine has produced a list of the best new hotels in the South, including some recently renovated properties worth a revisit. Three Texas ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Best Dallas patios and Miley Cyrus antics 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 ...


Patio Time

The 10 best new patios in Dallas to drink and dine outdoors

By Jennifer Chininis

Although the primary reason for going to a restaurant is eating food, it's not the only one. We also like to be waited upon, and we love a nice ...


Ranking Dallas Restaurants

More delicious lists secure Dallas' spot as top U.S. dining destination

By Jennifer Chininis

Gayot, the slightly fading yet international guide to dining and travel, just released a restaurant issue focused on the best dining establishments in the country. Dallas makes a few key ...


Real Estate Rising

Dallas real estate market starts 2014 with surge in single-family home prices

By Jennifer Chininis

If you’re looking to sell, now would be a good time to put your home on the market — and you would be doing all those frustrated buyers a solid ...


Nasher News

Nasher Sculpture Center taps Xchange social sculptor as first artist-in-residence

By Jennifer Chininis

Houston artist Rick Lowe can now add Nasher Sculpture Center artist-in-residence to his resume. The internationally respected “social sculptor” most recently made an impact in Dallas as the man behind ...


Treasures of a Legend

A sneak peek at precious Van Cliburn treasures coming up for auction

By Jennifer Chininis

On March 4-5, Christie’s offers collectors the rare opportunity to procure treasures from the estate of renowned musician Van Cliburn, who died a year ago this week at his ...


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