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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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Major Concert News

Lady Gaga & music icon 60 years her senior are getting cozy in The Woodlands: A Cheek to Cheek moment

By Clifford Pugh

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga continue their beautiful friendship with plans for a joint concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on April 24, 2015. Despite their 60-year age difference ...

Pix Of The Day

Duane Brown's greatest day ever: Elite left tackle has a city hall moment, makes time for kids

By Clifford Pugh

The City of Houston officially declared Tuesday "Duane Brown Day." So how did he celebrate? The Houston Texans left tackle spent the morning helping more than 850 kids from five ...

Concert Fever

Legendary promoter brings country superstar to new Houston venue, but what about Taylor Swift?

By Clifford Pugh

Big-time concert promoter Louis Messina looked around BBVA Compass Stadium and said he liked what he sees. "This venue is going to be good for five concerts a year," he ...

Best Restaurant Lists

Where To Eat: Houston's best and most interesting new restaurants (and most overrated, too)

By Clifford Pugh

Among the most popular CultureMap features is food writer extraordinaire Eric Sandler's regular Where To Eat Right Now column, where he details 10 great new restaurants to try each ...

Dressing Downton Abbey Style

How to dress Downton Abbey style: Cloche hats, flapper dresses, pearls — but no stilettos or push-up bras!

By Clifford Pugh

Downton Abbey fans can't wait for Season 5 to begin Jan. 4 on Houston Public Media's TV 8. But several hundred lucky Downton addicts will get to see ...

Unique Jewels

Houston jewelry designer wows fashion crowd with unique collection featuring spiritual symbols

By Clifford Pugh

What: Katie Design Trunk Show. Where: Neiman Marcus. The 411: Houston designer Katie Scott met with fashion bloggers, customers and friends at a trunk show for her Katie Design jewelry ...

Party Watch

Mayor's political consultant takes on new role as Theatre District head honcho

By Clifford Pugh

What: Reception welcoming Theater District CEO Kathryn McNiel. Where: Massa's Restaurant. The 411: Top executives from the Theater District's resident arts organizations gathered with Mayor Annise Parker to ...

Two Arrested In Brutal Murder

Two men arrested in brutal murder of beloved Houston restaurant manager

By Clifford Pugh

Police in Los Angeles have arrested two men in connection with the death of Joseph Angel Ramos, the beloved Houston restaurant fixture whose body was found Nov. 18 in the ...

Handbag Heaven

Most popular designer handbags in Houston have a definite French flair

By Clifford Pugh

There are some thing the French still do very well. In almost every fashion-savvy city in the USA, Louis Vuitton is the most popular designer handbag, according to a new ...

The CultureMap Interview

Bestie designers spill success and Project Runway secrets while paying homage to Houston women

By Clifford Pugh

Ten years ago, besties Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman launched Marchesa and became masters of the opulent statement-making gown. The British duo, who met in a life drawing class at ...

Trendy New Galleria Store

Houston shopping coup: Legendary designer opens a new Galleria store that's younger and less expensive

By Clifford Pugh

Ralph Lauren has an early holiday gift for his Houston fans. The legendary designer has opened a big new Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria. The new store, located ...

Style File

Frequent online shopper puts together glam look — all from the web — for closet cocktail party

By Clifford Pugh

Theresa Roemer's first charity event in her closet since it was burglarized a few months ago called for cocktail chic, so Dominique Collins put together a glittery ensemble that ...

Muses Rock Runway

Stylish muses rock the Fashion Houston catwalk in one-of-a-kind creations at Little Black Dress Designer runway show

By Clifford Pugh

One of the highlights of Fashion Houston took place when some of the city's most stylish women rocked the catwalk at the Little Black Dress Designer runway show.

Fashion Houston 2014

High drama, glamorous gowns and sexy models send Fashion Houston off in style

By Clifford Pugh

When David Peck showed at Fashion Houston for the first time four years ago, the fledging designer could barely scrape together 20 looks for the runway at the Wortham Center ...

CultureMap Video

Catwalk mania! Exclusive video view of Fashion Houston offers fresh look at runway action

By Clifford Pugh

Now I know why young models look a little nervous at a big runway show. As the co-emcee of Fashion Houston Wednesday night, I was quaking in my John Lobb ...

Up To Speed Video

Inside Fashion Houston: Exclusive video of backstage antics and runway dreams come true

By Clifford Pugh

No, that wasn't Rihanna at Fashion Houston Tuesday night, although several starstruck fans were convinced that CultureMap contributor Nicole Hickl, the on-air personality for our "Up To Speed" special ...

Fashion Houston 2014

Magic moments at Fashion Houston: Opening night brings exotic styles and surprises

By Clifford Pugh

The beauty of fashion is that, when done well, it can transport you to another place and time. That's what happened during the opening night of Fashion Houston Tuesday ...

Fashion Houston Preview

Fashion Houston Preview: Style extravaganza promises combo of Project Runway and Victoria's Secret

By Clifford Pugh

Fashion Houston is growing up and coming home. The style extravaganza, which kicks off four nights of activities Tuesday at the Wortham Theater Center, is celebrating its fifth birthday with ...


Lavish Saks Nutcracker Market Fashion Show goes glam with Carmen Marc Valvo furs

By Clifford Pugh

Talk about great timing. On one of Houston's chilliest days of the year, the long, zig-zagging runway at the Saks Fifth Avenue Nutcracker Market Fashion Show was overflowing with ...

Party Watch

Glam evening with fab designer draws fashionable crowd to glittery runway show

By Clifford Pugh

Where: Elizabeth Anthony. What: An Evening with Pamella Roland and Jordan Alexander. The 411: Bobbie Nau and Elizabeth Anthony owner Julie Roberts welcomed guests to the first runway show inside ...

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