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After a long journalism career at the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle, Clifford Pugh has discovered the joys of the web in creating a unique news and information site that covers Houston in real time. His claim to journalism fame came at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, when screenwriter Alexander Payne asked him to hold his Oscar while he went to the bathroom.

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Free Bras

Free bras: Victoria's Secret reveals surprise giveaway at Houston-area Pink store

By Clifford Pugh

Underwear as outerwear is a hot trend right now, so you'd expect Victoria's Secret to jump on the bandwagon. Indeed the company known for sexy underwear is launching ...

Richest Houston Families

Houston's richest families: Forbes adds a familiar name to annual list of America's wealthiest

By Clifford Pugh

One of Houston's best known names has appeared on the latest Forbes list of America's Richest Families. The Cullen family lands at No. 163 on the list, with ...

Endless Summer Music

Music and fashion are in the mix as Endless Summer series comes to Houston

By Clifford Pugh

With temps in the high '90s day after day, it seems like an endless summer in Houston. But the folks behind Topshop/Topman aim to provide a little relief. The ...

Top Houston Tourist Attractions

Houston Proud: Top tourism official lists 5 attractions that make Bayou City special

By Clifford Pugh

As senior vice president of tourism for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jorge Franz's job is to draw more visitors to the Bayou City. But he's ...

Best Houston Hospitals

Houston cancer center is back on top in latest US News rankings of best hospitals

By Clifford Pugh

After slipping in the rankings of the nation's premier cancer hospitals by the slimmest of margins last year, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is back on ...

Designer Favorite

Amal Clooney's favorite designer sets sights on luxe Houston boutique

By Clifford Pugh

French designer Giambattista Valli, whose creations are regularly worn by Amal Clooney as well as fashion-forward stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Julianne Moore, has his designs set on a ...

Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren offers men a lot of stylish ways to dress for any occasion

By Clifford Pugh

Ralph Lauren doesn't just show men how to dress in one specific way, The Polo Ralph Lauren spring/summer 2016 collection, recently unveiled during New York Men's Fashion ...

Celeb Spotting

Houston Texans star gets Seal of approval during wild time at the Houston Zoo

By Clifford Pugh

Arian Foster had a wild time at the Houston Zoo Saturday. The Houston Texans running back got a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hermann Park attraction with his young son ...

Billy Reid Relaxes

A relaxed Billy Reid showcases easygoing menswear for NBA Maverick and Tony-award winning star

By Clifford Pugh

Billy Reid sure seems in a relaxed mood. The Alabama-based designer with a strong Texas presence (he has stores in Houston, Dallas and Austin) unveiled an casual, unstructured spring/summer ...

Grungy Looks for Men

New York Men's Fashion Week gets a Grungy casual look, along with colorful men's Uggs

By Clifford Pugh

The inaugural New York Men's Fashion Week featured a lot of hot looks for the sartorially-inclined casual dresser. Among the shows that caught our eye was Grungy Gentleman, the ...

Get Well Soon!

Former President Bush recovering in Maine hospital after suffering neck injury

By Clifford Pugh

UPDATE July 19: Former president George HW Bush was released from the Maine Medical Center after four days of treatment for a fractured vertebrae. He is recuperating at his Kennebunkport ...

Crop Top Etiquette

Crop top etiquette: With midriff mania raging, how old is too old to show some skin?

By Clifford Pugh

When I first spotted the trend at New York Fashion Week a season or two ago, I thought it would never last. Sure, midriff-baring styles are a great way to ...

CultureMap Minute Roundup

CultureMap Minute Roundup: Shopping, party with a purpose, comedy extravaganza

By Clifford Pugh

This week's CultureMap Minute Roundup includes news about several Houston happenings, including: Masquerade party hosted by Mathew Knowles launches countdown to Houston's Random Act of Kindness Day: The ...

Ralph Lauren Resort

Ralph Lauren resorts to elegant basics that can be worn all year long and sends a message

By Clifford Pugh

Ralph Lauren's recently debuted resort collection has several themes. It starts with a khaki/brown phase — wearable separates, sleeveless shifts and casual jackets and capes— before shifting into a ...

J.J.'s Major Crush

Sometimes dreams do come true — even for celebs: J.J. Watt crushes on Jennifer Aniston

By Clifford Pugh

It's no secret that J.J. Watt has always had a crush on Jennifer Aniston. All you have to do is look at his Twitter feed.   Anybody who knows ...

Beyonce Rises

Does this building look like Beyoncé? Skyscraper drawn to match singer's curves

By Clifford Pugh

Beyoncé has inspired a lot of things — but a skyscraper? The creators of a high-rise tower in Melbourne say that the Houston superstar  — specifically her video for "Ghost" — is the ...

UH Heads West

University of Houston plans new Katy campus as population booms

By Clifford Pugh

University of Houston System officials are scouting out land for a new Katy campus with plans to build a state-of-the-art academic building. The project will be funded by $46.8 ...

More Than Sexy Lingerie

More than sexy lingerie: La Perla roars into Houston with new boutique for the luxe life

By Clifford Pugh

For more than 60 years, La Perla has been synonymous with luxurious lingerie, although until recently it has kept a rather low profile as it produced high-quality intimate apparel for ...

Style File

Fashion blogger creates unique style with vintage flair — and advice from Rachel Zoe

By Clifford Pugh

The recent runway show featuring modern looks with Habsburg inspiration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston promised to draw a fashion-savvy crowd, so Heather Petrey was determined to stand ...

Trisha Yearwood's Lifestyle Empire

The real star of the Garth Brooks family: Trisha Yearwood's lifestyle empire rivals Martha Stewart

By Clifford Pugh

On stage, Garth Brooks is among country music's most dominant performers. But off stage, his wife Trisha Yearwood is the celebrity who makes things happen. "I'm proud to ...

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