Austin | Dallas | Houston
CultureMap Contributors
News_NEW HEAD SHOT_Steven Thomson

Steven Thomson


Steven Thomson wrote for CultureMap as a contributing editor since the publication's November 2009 launch, developing a following with his Thursday column about life as a post-college graduate living in Montrose, "Trendysomething in SoMo." He joined the team full-time at CultureMap as an assistant editor in March 2010 through September 2011.

A native Houstonian with experience in New York and Barcelona, Steven is particularly attuned to the local visual arts and design scene. He now attends graduate school in London.

See list of all CultureMap contributors
All articles by this author.  773 Results. Showing 21 to 40
Page 2 of 39


Mountain-themed Twin Peaks breastaurant rises inside the Loop: Meet foodie Haven's new neighbor

By Steven Thomson

The patrician playground of Upper Kirby just got a little lower. Prepare to mount Twin Peaks, a Rocky Mountain-themed breastaurant under construction along the Southwest Freeway near Kirby Drive. Promising ...

Dens of Tolerance

Montrose nightclubs band together, vow to offer safe haven to anyone in danger

By Steven Thomson

The recent dedication of the Montrose Remembrance Garden is only one symbol of the gay community rising up against violence and making it into a public mission. Taking an active ...

At the CAMH

Tacky and arousing art that touches everything from BICs to Photoshop: Spectacular of the Vernacular, indeed

By Steven Thomson

It's the detail behind the BIC pen drawing, the rhinestone encrusted deer head or the castoff Depression-era photograph that defines the magic of The Spectacular of Vernacular, a new ...

Turning the page

Read it & weep: Hipstrict libraries get their Saturday hours back, but at what cost?

By Steven Thomson

The public outcry that followed the April 2010 decision that all but two Houston library branches would be closed on Saturdays has paid off — sort of. As part of the ...

Critters for Kiddos

Caterpillar traffic jam: Museum of Cultural Arts Houston hauls mosaic insect to Greenspoint

By Steven Thomson

A creepy crawler had rush hour traffic temporarily crawling on the northside of downtown on Thursday morning as the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston rolled out a new mosaicked caterpillar ...

QR Query

Make a Smart art choice: Time's still left for you to decide Lawndale Big Show People's Choice Award

By Steven Thomson

The powers that be at art institutions — curators, directors, patrons — often decide what is "good" work. But at the Lawndale Art Center Big Show, on view through Saturday, CultureMap has ...

20,000-square-foot lot touted

New retail development already emerging from the ashes of the latest fire next to Agora

By Steven Thomson

Only one day after the catastrophic fire that devastated the neighboring vacant art gallery, coffeehouse Agora was back to business as usual. On CultureMap's visit, a dozen espresso savants ...

Hometown Glory?

The schnoz scoop: Erica Rose hooks up with Bachelor's Vienna Girardi for Houston nose job

By Steven Thomson

The much-maligned Bachelor (and Bachelor Pad 2) starlet Vienna Girardi touched down in Houston for a July 15 nose job by plastic-surgeon-to-the-stars, Dr. Franklin Rose. Serving as rhinoplasty liaison was ...

Santa Barbara's Most Wanted

You so Quaidsy! Houston's Randy Quaid marooned in Canada due to illegal gardening

By Steven Thomson

Houston-native (and California fugitive) Randy Quaid is, for the time being, marooned in Canada and it's no National Lampoon's Vacation. The actor — also known for his roles in ...

CultureMap Exclusive

Discovery Green farmers market to be reborn in new vintage Flea market: 60 merchants, food trucks & craft beer

By Steven Thomson

Discovery Green's ill-fated farmers market passed through the hands of Central City Co-Op and Urban Harvest before grinding to a halt at the end of June. Fear not though ...

Trendysomething in Somo

Urban proposals: Some novel ideals about what to do with the burnt-down Talk of the Town

By Steven Thomson

Only one day after I moved a few houses down from the Talk of the Town (also known as Highway 420) at the corner of Mount Vernon and Richmond, the ...

Midtown's Art Landscape

Could the proposed Independent Arts Collaborative inhibit independent arts collaborations?

By Steven Thomson

Plans for the Independent Arts Collaborative in Midtown has Houston's creative community celebrating a future art nexus to house such organizations as DiverseWorks, FotoFest, Main Street Theatre and Suchu ...

Stop the violence

Seeds of change: New Montrose Remembrance Garden to honor gay victims of violence

By Steven Thomson

Rising amid the circus of eateries and nightclubs that populate the northeast quadrant of Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer Road is a new memorial that honors victims of violence in the ...

Urban Blight to Urban Might

UH wins National Endowment for the Arts grant to mix media into Third Ward park

By Steven Thomson

The term "creative placemaking" may not have made its way into your everyday vocabulary, but it's happening in a very active way in Houston's Third Ward. Specifically, that ...

Literary Letdown

What Borders blowout? Liquidation sales come up short on bargain promises; employees look to turn the page

By Steven Thomson

An eerie air of fiendish shopping and mourning characterized the mood inside the Upper Kirby location of Borders on Friday, marking the beginning of the company's liquidation process. On ...

Ashby High-rise Hurdle

Skyscraper sabotage? Developers turn out in force to fight high-density ordinance

By Steven Thomson

When the Houston Planning Commission released a proposed high density ordinance, the debate of tall buildings near residential areas (read: the 23-story Ashby high-rise) was reawakened. The proposal didn't ...

People still fax?

Cartoon calamity: Racist illustrations sent to Sheila Jackson Lee & Obama draw the FBI

By Steven Thomson

When offensive cartoons were faxed to Houston congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's office on Saturday, the staff wasn't fazed by the fact that a stranger would target Jackson Lee ...

Straight from Spain

Got milk? New breast-feeding doll pits Bill O'Reilly against God

By Steven Thomson

First it was tapas. Then came trains. Now, Spaniards are hawking a breast-feeding doll to American consumers. Have we all become suckers? The breast milk baby was originally dubbed beb ...

An Exciting Time for Neurology

The joy of laughter: Texas Children's Hospital laser breakthrough cures epilepsy

By Steven Thomson

For the first eight years of his life, Keagan Dysart suffered from a crippling form of epilepsy that included gelastic seizures — mirthless giggling two or three times per hour — and ...

Liasons Au Lyon

Houston artists leave a handprint on children's cancer center in France

By Steven Thomson

A duo of Houston artists are bridging the gap between art and science with a captivating group sculpture at a children's cancer clinic. You won't find the majestic ...

All articles by this author.  773 Results. Showing 21 to 40
Page 2 of 39
Get Our Emails

Daily Digest

The Dining Report

Promo Alerts

We will not share or sell your email address