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Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes is a Houston writer with interests in food, fashion, music and the arts.

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This Week's Hot Headlines

Eatsie Boys shake-up and swank party palace head up the 5 most popular stories this week

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week has passed by, but we’ve got your back with a recap of  the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Closing ...


Frozen Treats

Suffering from Blue Bell withdrawal? Here are 5 cool places to get your ice cream fix now

By Elizabeth Rhodes

As the world knows, Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products due to the presence of the potentially-deadly Listeria monocytogenes organism. With no set date for when ...


New METRO Rail

Sneak peek at new METRO rail lines: Easy access to UH and Dynamo stadium; art-filled stops along the way

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In spite of numerous delays, METRO's new East End and Southeast METRORail lines — under construction since July 2009 — are set to begin regular service on May 23. A recent ...


Pricey Real Estate

Not so Lazy: Houston street is the 4th most expensive thoroughfare in the nation

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With Houston recently named No. 1 for the fastest growing population of multi-millionaires, it probably won't come as surprise that one of the most expensive streets in the nation ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Chef pet peeves and Manziel's party-going girlfriend top 5 most popular stories this week

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you. Here are the most popular ...


Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday brings Houston artists and strangers together in fun-filled scavenger hunt

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Fridays in Houston just became a lot more fun thanks to some motivated local artists and their desire to share artworks with the community. Artists Black Cassidy and Scott Tarbox ...


New Destinations

It's a lot easier to get to Hobbit land: Air New Zealand launches nonstop Houston service

By Elizabeth Rhodes

On Thursday, Air New Zealand named Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as its fifth North American gateway with nonstop service starting in December. The airline's refitted Boeing ...


Party Girl

Johnny Manziel's party-time girlfriend under fire for setting bad example after his release from rehab

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Johnny Manziel's girlfriend has received a great deal of criticism on social media for continuing to party hard in spite of his recent release from rehab. The Cleveland Browns ...


Five Questions

An un-Common man: Oscar winner forges a new musical path; reveals his favorite rappers

By Elizabeth Rhodes

It's been quite a year for Common.  After spending more than two decades making music, the hip hop artist won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for ...


Rap Celeb In Houston

Superstar rapper pops into Houston for a trunk show that draws local celebs and a Texans star

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Tanqueray Trunk Show, an unique, invite-only event held by the iconic gin label, rocked Houston on Saturday night. Hundreds of Houston's up-and-comers gathered at a recently opened venue ...


Big Money

Houston ranks No. 1 in America in millionaire population growth: This is the city where people hit it rich

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston has been receiving a lot of press for showing impressive growth, including being recently named America's Fastest-Growing City by Forbes.  Now, a new study sheds light on one ...


Major Delays at Hobby

Construction mess and now this: Houston airport ranks near top of list for most delayed flights in U.S.

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, flight delays can mean a seemingly endless wait to arrive at a tropical destination or force you to cancel an important business ...


New Heights Donuts Shop Buzz

Much-anticipated new Heights donuts shop is giving away free donuts: Talk about opening with style

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Nearly a year and a half after the first rumblings of a brick-and-mortar doughnut shop from Jason Hill and Matt Opaleski — owners of the popular food truck H-town StrEATs — Hugs ...


Celebrity Speaker Secrets

Celebrity speaker secrets: Matthew McConaughey's big money fee from UH isn't shocking — it's standard

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Back in January, the University of Houston announced that actor Matthew McConaughey would address graduating students at the school's spring commencement ceremonies in May to great fanfare. After keeping ...


Sunday Streets Explode

Closing Westheimer to cars is a major hit: Houston's first big step to becoming a walking city?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

After a successful launch last April, Houston's Sunday Streets program — which blocks off city streets to allow for pedestrians, cyclists and skaters to take over the road — is back ...


Up In Smoke

Popular Montrose restaurant is temporarily closed after "minor" fire

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, located at the busy corner of Montrose and Westheimer, has temporarily closed due to a fire that occurred over the weekend. Several fire trucks were seen outside ...


Spring Style Trends

Top spring style trends: Freshen up your wardrobe without spending a fortune

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Spring is here so it's time to switch out your winter coats for something on-trend this season. A slew of stylists and stores are offering their recommendations on how ...


Working For The Weekend

Houstonians work too hard: We spend more time on the job than practically anyone

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you've ever felt like you work too many hours at your job, you might actually be right. A new report released by the New York City Comptroller profiles ...


Suffer No More

Houston band gets national attention with a late-night appearance on David Letterman show

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston's favorite soulful rock-and-roll group, The Suffers, has landed the ultimate gig — performing on The Late Show with David Letterman — and they haven't even released a full-length album ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Every piece of art tells a story at mammoth Bayou City Art Festival, with work from 450 artists

By Elizabeth Rhodes

This week's KHOU CultureMap Moment focuses on the Bayou City Art Festival, consistently ranked one of the Top 10 art festivals in the nation. Art lovers wait all year ...


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