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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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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 ...


Donna Steps Down

NY fashion week — and the fashion world — won't be the same without Donna Karan, but she's Zen about changes

By Clifford Pugh

As a fledgling style critic headed to my first New York fashion week in 2003, there were four designers on my "must-see" list: Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Ralph ...


River Oaks District Preview

Sneak peek: River Oaks District promises luxe shopping, lots of valet parking and boulevard strolling

By Clifford Pugh

With about two months before tenants start moving into the new River Oaks District, the luxury mixed use complex on Westheimer just inside the West Loop is starting to take ...


Menil Director Leaves

Menil Collection director plans return to his native Switzerland as search for successor begins

By Clifford Pugh

After guiding the Menil Collection for the past dozen years, director Josef Helfenstein has announced plans to take a new job as director of the Kunstmuseum Basel museum in his ...


Houston Company Fires Trump

In hair-raising move, Houston company tells Donald Trump: You're Fired!

By Clifford Pugh

NBC's not the only one to fire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the billionaire businessman made inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. On Monday, Houston-based Farouk Systems withdrew its ...


#GetWellBob

#GetWellBob: Legendary TV sports anchor Bob Allen takes leave of absence to battle cancer

By Clifford Pugh

Longtime Houston sports anchor Bob Allen, who has legions of fans from his days at KTRK Channel 13 and now at KHOU Channel 11, has taken a leave of absence ...


Rockets Star's Pixar Love

When it comes to movies, Rockets star Dwight Howard is a real shark

By Clifford Pugh

Seems like Dwight Howard is a big movie fan — particularly when it comes to Pixar films. The Houston Rockets center joined Fandango and Relativity Sports to host a screening of ...


Garth Brooks Unchained

Garth Brooks dishes on favorite singers, Houston memories and how the Rodeo made him a better entertainer

By Clifford Pugh

Just a few hours before the first of eight Houston concerts over the next week, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were rarin' to go. In a back room of the ...


Marriage Equality in Texas

On eve of Houston Pride celebration, Supreme Court affirms same sex couples have right to marry

By Clifford Pugh

The timing couldn't have been better for Houston supporters of marriage equality and gay rights. On the eve of the annual Pride Parade in downtown Houston on Saturday night ...


Fashion Fusion

Fashion frenzy: Wild runway show merges Habsburg styles with trendy looks — and mile-high hair

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a long time since the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has hosted a fashion show, but when officials did, with Fashion Fusion: Viennese Splendor meets HCC Couture ...


Celebrity Dog's Life

Coach ad campaign goes to the dogs as Lady Gaga's pooch steals the spotlight

By Clifford Pugh

Lady Gaga has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. But in a new ad campaign for Coach, the pop superstar's pooch, Miss Asia Kinney, takes center ...


More Luxury Stores

Luxe City: Stella McCartney and French jeweler join luxury stampede to Houston

By Clifford Pugh

Seems like just about every luxury store in the world has its sights set on Houston. OliverMcMillan, the California real estate company behind the new River Oaks District, has announced ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren expands luxurious Purple Label with fashion-forward designs for men

By Clifford Pugh

Ralph Lauren traveled all the way to Milan to showcase his Purple Label menswear collection for spring 2016. The designer is opening a giant new store for VIP customers in ...


TV's Sexiest Star

Downton Abbey with abs? PBS hopes for another Masterpiece with Poldark's smoldering star

By Clifford Pugh

Thrilled with the overwhelming response to Downton Abbey, PBS believes it has another blockbuster hit in Poldark, an eight-part British series that premieres Sunday night on Masterpiece (Channel 8, 8 ...


Cause for Eggs-citement

Just in time for the weekend: Late night egg dishes return to Whataburger

By Clifford Pugh

Just in time for weekend revelry: Starting tonight (June19), Whataburger will resume its full breakfast menu from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., including all menu items with eggs ...


CultureMap Social Rescheduled

Bill's stormy threat forces CultureMap Social — the Music Edition — to be rescheduled

By Clifford Pugh

Better safe than sorry. That's the mantra around Houston as a flurry of schools and businesses closed and social events were curtailed Tuesday even as much of the city ...


Tragic Death

Jesús Moroles, creator of beloved Houston granite sculpture, is killed in auto accident

By Clifford Pugh

Jesús Moroles, a renowned sculptor whose granite Houston Police Officers Memorial is one of the city's most revered works of art, was killed in a traffic accident near ...


Style File

Stylish clothes "hoarder" mixes investment dressing with cheap chic items and colors that pop

By Clifford Pugh

For Tootsies' first outdoor patio party on a picture-perfect day last month, Kristy Bradshaw stood out in a striking pair of graffiti print black and white slacks with a pop ...


Fab Find

Handbag designer with Texas ties carries on family tradition with unique, colorful creations

By Clifford Pugh

For the past few years, legendary accessories designer Carlos Falchi had relied on a secret weapon, his daughter Kate, who has largely stayed behind the scenes as an integral part ...


Tiffany Watches Out

Tiffany celebrates cool new watch collection in a New York minute at Houston wine bar

By Clifford Pugh

Tiffany & Co. is usually known for hosting elegant, if sometimes stodgy, events to herald a new product. But to introduce its spiffy new CT60 watch collection in Houston, the venerable ...


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