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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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Summer Fest Moves

"The show must go on:" Houston's Great Storm forces Free Press Summer Fest to new location

By Clifford Pugh

Houston's historic — and freakish — storm swamped Eleanor Tinsley Park, but that's not stopping Free Press Summer Fest. Officials for the two-day music extravaganza announced Friday night that it ...

After The Flood

After the flood: Free counseling, legal advice, where to donate, latest info on trash pick-up

By Clifford Pugh

While the worst of Houston's historic — and freakish — storm has passed, the aftermath has left the city in a fragile state. But organizations and businesses are jumping in to ...

Party Watch

Famed home decor designer gets the royal treatment at River Oaks cocktail party

By Clifford Pugh

What: Michael Aram personal appearance and cocktail party. Where: Events. The 411: Events owner Regina Garcia welcomed noted home-decor designer Michael Aram to her River Oaks boutique for his only ...

Celeb Spotting

Avengers star has a night out on the town with burlesque dancers at hot Houston club

By Clifford Pugh

Jeremy Renner sure had a busy Memorial Day weekend in Houston. In town as the star attraction at Comicpalooza, the star of the hit movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, drew ...

Time To Clean Up

A flooded home's best friend: When it's time for the big clean-up, where's the bleach?

By Clifford Pugh

Experts agree that just about the best way to clean up a flooded house and prevent the growth of mold is to scrub with bleach. The Houston Department of Health ...

Fab Find

No butts about it: Taylor Swift attracts attention with a really big Michael Kors handbag

By Clifford Pugh

"Thou shalt not carry a handbag bigger than thy butt." That was one of the iconic 11 Commandments of Fashion that former Houston Chronicle fashion editor Linda Gillan Griffin and ...

Storm Aftermath

Storm aftermath: 1,400 homes damaged in Houston as clean-up begins, death toll rises

By Clifford Pugh

The number of reported deaths from Monday night's historic — and freakish — storm has increased to 5 people. City of Houston officials added a 66-year-old white male to the list ...

Storms Swamp Houston

Rainy mess: Heavy storms swamp Houston, causing widespread flooding and at least four deaths

By Clifford Pugh

UPDATE: City of Houston officials have confirmed at least four deaths from the historic storms that swept through the area. Names have not been released pending notification of families. The ...

French Open Style

Lacoste introduces sportswear with French Open flair: Stylish Roland Garros Collection jumps the pond

By Clifford Pugh

Lacoste has been the official outfitter for the French Open for more than 40 years. But now, for the first time, the famed French sports fashion label known for its ...

Party Watch

Fresh Arts supporters have a sweet time at Gum Ball in crazy Candyland fashion

By Clifford Pugh

What: The Gum Ball: A Willy Wonka Themed Gala. Where: 115 Hyde Park Blvd. The 411: Houston's arts community had a sweet time at the Fresh Arts gala centered ...

Fast Fashion

H&M links up with trendy French fashion house for newest collaboration that's getting a lot of buzz

By Clifford Pugh

Just days after getting a ton of publicity when Beyoncé appeared on the streets of New York in a pair of $40 H&M jeans, the fast fashion retailer is ...

Pix of the Day

To celebrate 50th anniversary, Houston company touts importance of reading with book giveaway

By Clifford Pugh

John Moore normally makes emergency calls to drain clogs, fix sewers or repair a broken air conditioner at homes and businesses around Houston. But to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the ...

Out Magazine Power 50

Houston mayor ranks high on list of nation's most influential LGBT people — again

By Clifford Pugh

Annise Parker has made the Power 50 list again. Houston's mayor comes in at No. 19 on Out magazine's annual ranking of the most influential LGBT people in ...

Fab Find

You won't believe what Beyoncé paid for these jeans: Superstar displays bargain-hunting style

By Clifford Pugh

Known for her high-fashion style, it's no wonder that Beyoncé is a favorite of top American and European designers who rush to whip up one-of-a-kind frocks that would cost ...

Style File

Style comes naturally to quick change artist with a beauty pageant past — it's all about the shoes

By Clifford Pugh

When Nicole O'Brian Lassiter and her husband, James, received a last minute invitation to dine with friends at the hot new BLVD Place restaurant Peska, "I honestly threw my ...

Heart Of Fashion

Jeweler sparkles with one-of-a-kind designs that get to the Heart of Fashion

By Clifford Pugh

Velvet Slipper Divine founder Vivian Wise opened her River Oaks home over the weekend to showcase the jewelry designs of her good friend, Peter Martino Jr., who displayed his one-of-a-kind ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Shop smart and do good on World Fair Trade Day with unique international and Made-in-Houston items

By Clifford Pugh

In this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, KHOU morning news anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap contributor Joel Luks salute World Fair Trade Day with a visit to Ten Thousand Villages ...

Patio Fashion

Tootsies' first patio party is a blast as stylish H-Town crowd turns out for Tamara Mellon

By Clifford Pugh

Ever since Tootsies opened in its new location in West Ave a few years ago, owner Mickey Rosmarin has been itching to throw an outdoor party on the store patio ...

Houston Scores

Houston scores as one of America's most "sex-happy" cities, but Austin and Dallas do it better

By Clifford Pugh

Depending on your perspective, there's lots of good news/bad news in this story. In a new survey from Men's Health magazine, Houston ranks No. 10 on the ...

Fast Fashion At Met Ball

Fast fashion at the Met ball: H&M and Topshop join top designers in outfitting celebs for big night

By Clifford Pugh

At the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala, considered the premier fashion event of the year (next to the Oscars), Sarah Jessica Parker usually causes a stir in a creation ...

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