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Clifford Pugh

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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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Party Watch

Top fashion tastemakers get ready for fall with sneak preview of hot new accessories

By Clifford Pugh

What: Dinner party and preview of pre-fall collection. Where: Saint Cloud. The 411: Cecelia Marquez and Jessica Rodriguez, owners of the hip Rice Village lifestyle boutique, introduce their pre-fall collection ...

Fine Jewelry Sparkles

Delicate makeover of luxury fashion boutique sparkles with addition of fine jewelry

By Clifford Pugh

At the end of the summer, a sizable number of Houston's social set come back to town looking "remarkably refreshed." A little nip here and tuck there presents a ...

New Plan for Astrodome

Astrodome to become the world's biggest indoor park? A new future's planned out, but questions linger

By Clifford Pugh

With rolls of Astroturf lying on carts and seats scattered about like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the Astrodome has obviously seen better days. But standing in the middle of ...

Cool Hotel Clothes

New Houston hotel goes bold with its uniforms: Cool clothes designed by Houston fashion guru

By Clifford Pugh

With so many new hotels going up in Houston, it's hard to stand out in the crowd. But Marriott, the giant hotel corporation not usually known for taking chances ...

Another Emmy for Parsons

Jim Parsons thanks good fortune and father for fourth Emmy win

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a really good year for Jim Parsons. Having just negotiated an obscenely big raise of $1 million per episode for portraying genius physicist Sheldon Cooper in The ...

Music Matters

Who needs One Direction? A better band thrills a sweaty, sellout crowd with real hits & ice buckets

By Clifford Pugh, Jane Howze

While One Direction was thrilling tween girls and their parents at NRG Stadium Friday night, the real Ones were at work in The Woodlands with a sweaty parade of greatest ...

Party Watch

Everyone's a winner at H-E-B party for finalists in Primo Picks contest for best Texas-made product

By Clifford Pugh

What: H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best BBQ reception. Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel. The 411: The night before H-E-B announced the winners of its first-ever search for the best ...

Houston's New Park

Houston's newest neighborhood park looks like a million dollars, but it was a long time coming

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a long time coming, but neighborhood persistence and the help of some Houstonians with deep pockets has resulted in the creation of the city's newest park ...

SJP's Wild Houston Adventure

Sarah Jessica Parker's wild Houston adventure: Tex-Mex feast, Ice Bucket Challenge and shoes galore

By Clifford Pugh

We all know that Houston's hot. So during a whirlwind trip to the Bayou City for a personal appearance at Nordstrom, Sarah Jessica Parker decided her hotel room at ...

Houston's Boyhood Connection

Scenes of Boyhood: How Houston played a key role in the best movie of the year

By Clifford Pugh

Acclaimed indie director Richard Linklater spent part of his boyhood in Houston, so it makes sense that he sets many of the pivotal scenes of his remarkable movie, Boyhood, in ...

Designing Woman

Miracle worker: Rollerblading designer succeeds in making women look taller and thinner

By Clifford Pugh

Designer Laurel Berman has a great motto: "Two inches taller and five pounds thinner." "When you put a dress on, if you look frumpy or dumpy I haven't done ...

New Twist in Closet Caper

New twist in closet caper: Alleged burglar attempts to sell items back to Theresa Roemer

By Clifford Pugh

The nationally publicized case of the burglary of Theresa Roemer's three-story closet took another "stranger than fiction" twist Friday when the alleged thief sent several items to the Houston ...

KHOU CultureMap Moment

Houston's own Sharknado defies imagination: You won't believe these terrifying sights (and sharks)

By Clifford Pugh

In this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 Morning News anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap's resident expert-about-everything Joel Luks visit the Downtown Aquarium, where Shark Weekend is in ...

Style File

Fashion blogger steps out with "love it or hate it" rocker glam style

By Clifford Pugh

Among Houston's social set, Beth Muecke is known for a distinctive look that always draws a reaction — onlookers either love it or hate it. "People have described my style ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Fearless fashion: Bloggers discover "warrior princess" side in Nicole Miller fall collection

By Clifford Pugh

For fall, Nicole Miller has a thing for the warrior princess. Her collection, arriving in stores any day now, exudes a tough girl vibe with leather jackets, studded boots and ...

Wedding Gown Trends

Not so blushing brides: Highland Village wedding gown guru discovers Houston brides are bold risk takers

By Clifford Pugh

After  more than two decades as one of Atlanta's premier bridal salon owners, Joan Pillow wasn't looking to expand her business. But an opportunity in Houston "kind of ...

Suited For Summer

Sexy slim suits draw a dressy crowd to a Houston store's preview night

By Clifford Pugh

The Houston weather right now might be more conducive to swimsuits than business suits, but Rudy and Debbie Festari are so excited about a new lower-priced collection that they hosted ...

Good Job, JC!

After wild ride, Montrose Rollerblader glides out of America's Got Talent competition

By Clifford Pugh

Juan Carlos' wild ride on America's Got Talent ended Wednesday night. The Montrose Rollerblader, who regularly entertains Houston motorists along Montrose Boulevard and Allen Parkway with his spins and ...

The Trials of Theresa

The trials of Theresa: Thief remains on the loose as Roemer copes with closet mania

By Clifford Pugh

"I've always been told that in life, God never places more on your shoulders than you can carry," Theresa Roemer says. "That must be why I have really broad ...

Party Watch

Houston debut of African-American art treasures is a cause for celebrations

By Clifford Pugh

There was lots of excitement at the Houston Museum of African American Culture over the weekend as the renowned Kinsey Collection debuted in the Bayou City. The national touring exhibit ...

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