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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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CultureMap at 5

Favorite CultureMap columns: Eva Longoria for president, scary chairs, chef shoes & a hometown bat

By Clifford Pugh

To celebrate CultureMap's fifth birthday, we asked our merry band of contributors to pick their favorite CultureMap column since we first launched in 2009. Here's what they had ...


Spring Fashion Preview

California dreamin': Trina Turk sets her sights on Texas with bold, colorful LA style

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — With a big infusion of southern California spirit, Trina Turk has never met a bold print or color she didn't like. Her collections are always bright and ...


CultureMap at 5

CultureMap's biggest scoops: Stories of love and death, music and food, quick exits and new beginnings

By Clifford Pugh

Whether it's the old-fashioned print media or the new digital world, no reporter likes anything better than to be first with a story. During CultureMap's first five years ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Capote, Ab Fab and the Caribbean figure into Cesar Galindo's fashion getaway

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Cesar Galindo is a traveling man. A recent trip to the Caribbean inspired the Houston born-and-raised designer to create a colorful spring 2015 collection for his Czar by ...


Fashion Road Trip

Poignant family memories: David Peck fall designs strut the runway with panache and elegance

By Clifford Pugh

David Peck conjured up something special for the more than 750 guests that packed into the JW Marriott Houston Downtown hotel Monday night: Two runway shows in one. His fall ...


Markeplace in H-Town

5 really interesting things we learned about public radio's biggest hunk Kai Ryssdal and his sexy show

By Clifford Pugh

A sellout crowd of 1,100 Houstonians filled the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center earlier this week to see public radio star Kai Ryssdal and five reporters from the ...


Wild Houston Film Fest

Major movie star's new Oscar contender brings early buzz to Houston's film festival: A Wild lineup sneak peek

By Clifford Pugh

A much-buzzed-about film that could garner Reese Witherspoon her second Oscar and an insider look at the first Dior collection under wunderkind designer Raf Simons are among 10 offerings that ...


Fab Finds

Timing is everything: Famed designer's new watch collection has a wealth of family connections

By Clifford Pugh

Tory Burch has officially gone into the watch business. In conjunction with her company's 10th anniversary, the designer has introduced a collection of watches in seven styles — each named ...


Pride Parade's Wrong Move

Don't lose the magic: Keep Houston's Pride Parade where it belongs — in Montrose

By Clifford Pugh

A few years ago, organizers of the Pride Parade wanted to move it out of Montrose, where it has been since its inception in 1979, to downtown Houston. They said ...


Party Watch

Hunky models in uniforms and fashionistas pack a new downtown hotel for hot fashion designer's runway show

By Clifford Pugh

What: Fashion Meets Hospitality, David Peck Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show. Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The 411: Even though it was a school night, the atmosphere was festive as ...


Spring and Resort Collections

Escada springs into action with floral designs and Hollywood glamour

By Clifford Pugh

Until fairly recently, Escada didn't make much of a splash on the red carpet. But under the direction of design director Daniel Wingate and some astute marketing savvy, the ...


A Dog's Life

Houston canine is a New York star! Rings NASDAQ bell, visits trendy restaurant and FOX News

By Clifford Pugh

Johnny Cash has been just about everywhere. But the lovable canine named for the country legend had never traveled to New York until he took a recent trip with his ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Pamella Roland gets Zen the moment with delicate Japanese-inspired collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK - The Tokyo Summer Olympics aren't until 2020 but U.S. designers are catching the Japanese wave early with spring 2015 collections that incorporate exquisite origami folds, kimono-influenced ...


Crime In The City

Stabbing at luxury apartment complex after bar fight leaves one man dead

By Clifford Pugh

Houston police are investigating a stabbing death that occurred early Sunday morning at the posh West Ave Apartments, located on Kirby near Westheimer. According to an email statement sent to ...


Bad Pants Fashion

Nurses, local TV news stars and the Perkins sextuplets dress up in crazy bad pants for a good cause

By Clifford Pugh

To bring attention to the upcoming 17th annual Bad Pants Open golf tournament, a team of nurses at Texas Children's Hospital Newborn Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit acted like ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Rare night run and crazy Zumba party make for one unique Blue event: The fundraising scene's shaken up

By Clifford Pugh

There are a lot of fun runs in Houston, but one after dark is a rarity. The ever-resourceful Gabe Canales, founder and president of the Blue Cure Foundation, came up ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Lela Rose sexes up new collection and Orange Is The New Black star approves

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — What is it about Orange is the New Black stars and fashion shows? All through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, actresses in the hit Netflix series were front and center ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Unfinished business: Tory Burch shows her raw side with collection inspired by Picasso's lover

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — With an expanded store in Houston, a new boutique coming to Austin and two stores in Dallas, Tory Burch has a lot of fans in Texas who love ...


Unique Jewelry

Jewelry designer dresses up unique collection with couture techniques

By Clifford Pugh

Chris Davies studied to become a clothing designer at the famed Parsons School for Design, but about a dozen years after he graduated, he went in a different direction. "In ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's African adventure: Glamorous safari collection mixes khaki and colorful

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Each season, Ralph Lauren transports customers and admirers to an exotic locale — 1920s China, Downton Abbey and the American West have provided inspiration for the iconic designer's ...


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