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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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HFCS Nominations

Best (and worst) movies of the year: Houston film critics' top nominees have strong Texas ties

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Two films with close Houston ties trailed behind a big bird(man) in the Houston Film Critics Society nominations for the year's best — and worst — motion pictures in the ...


Hello Houston

Beloved Hello Kitty plans frequent Houston visits with launch of new air service to Taiwan

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Hello Kitty, one of the most ubiquitous cartoon characters in the world, had quite the year in 2014, specifically with the surprising clarification that she is, in fact, a girl ...


Ranking It

Near Google worthy? Local grocery store named one of America's Best Places To Work, close behind tech king

By Elizabeth Rhodes

One of Texas' most prominent companies is walking away with a major honor. Glassdoor, a website that provides insider ratings and information from employees about the companies they work for ...


Senseless Killing

Cold-blooded Walmart murder triggers police manhunt: Teen shooter still on the loose, bloody scene left behind

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Police in Stafford are on a manhunt for three men connected to an argument which led to the fatal shooting of a father outside a Walmart on Wednesday night. An ...


Edgy New Restaurant

Near naked waitresses and icy treats: Edgy yogurt chain speeds into Houston with its breastaurant club scene

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Do you love adult-oriented mainstream eateries a la Hooters and Twin Peaks? Do you also love frozen yogurt? Well, New Jersey-based CUPS Frozen Yogurt might be exactly what you've ...


Social Media's Worst

New study proves Texans aren't blowhards, but Californians are: Social media's worst braggers exposed

By Elizabeth Rhodes

As much as Texans are known for taking pride in their state and in themselves, it turns out that we aren't bragging as much as you might expect. HeyLets ...


Infamous Bike Killing Case

Bike justice? Hit-and-run killer found guilty, faces major prison time in infamous death of Whole Foods cyclist

By Elizabeth Rhodes

UPATE: On Thursday afternoon, Jurors sentenced Margaret Mayer to 15 years in prison Thursday for failing to stop and render aid after fatally injuring a bicyclist with her truck. ------------------------------ Jurors ...


Best Holiday Light Displays

Best holiday lights contest features two Houston-area destinations: Vote for your favorite now

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A new reader's choice poll from USA Today, highlighting the 20 best public seasonal light displays in the nation, features two of the area's most notable destinations for ...


Hospital Unit Plans

Texas Children's plans to build isolation unit for infectious diseases, including Ebola

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Texas Children's Hospital has announced plans to build an eight-bed special isolation unit at the institution's West Campus location. The new unit will be specifically oriented for children ...


Worst Holiday Gifts Ever

The 10 Worst Holiday Gifts Ever: Presents you must avoid giving at all costs

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With the holiday season in full sprint, it's time to start thinking about which gifts to give your loved ones this year. While there are so many incredible options ...


Airline Shocker

United gets a nice surprise as it expands international service from Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Although United Airlines has received a lot of criticism for lousy financial performance and poor service since it merged with Continental four years ago, it has been named the 2014 ...


Procrastinator's Guide To Thanksgiving

Procrastinator's Guide to Thanksgiving: Restaurant choices range from traditional to around the world

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to start making arrangements if you don't already have a Turkey Day feast planned. Use CultureMap's guide — with options ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Early shopping heaven: Your cheat sheet to the Winter Holiday Art Market

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market — now celebrating its ninth year — is taking off this weekend, starting with a preview party on Friday evening. More than 60 artists from across ...


Best Young Professionals Groups

The best young professionals groups for health minded people: Making a difference where it truly matters

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With so many groups dedicated to bringing Houston's young professionals together for good causes, finding the right organization for you can be a challenge. CultureMap has created a breakdown ...


Bizarre Galveston Mystery

Bizarre Galveston mystery: Rescued family vanishes, leaving behind sinking sailboat and a fake trail

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A strange tale has unfolded following the rescue of a couple and seven children from a sailboat sinking into Galveston Bay. Three weeks following the rescue, the family is now ...


Thanksgiving Traffic Secrets

Thanksgiving traffic secrets: New data reveals strategies for dodging the road mess

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Thanksgiving can be an extremely frustrating holiday if you aren't prepared, and that includes everything from roasting the turkey to the horrendous traffic you experience on your way to ...


HCAF Photo Contest

Winners of Houston street scene photography contest show city in unique, mysterious ways

By Elizabeth Rhodes

As part of this year's Houston Cinema Arts Festival, organizers asked Instagram users to submit photos of street scenes from around the city as part of a contest to ...


Grocery Store Shutters

Walmart's special Houston area grocery store quietly shutters: Company mum on failed experiment

By Elizabeth Rhodes

After five years of servicing Spring Branch's Latino population, Walmart's 'Supermercado' has closed its doors for good. The 39,000 square foot store, located at 7960 Long Point ...


Contest Time

Houston's most striking street photography needs your vote: Decide which picture will reign at Cinema Arts Fest

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Houston Cinema Arts Festival — a five-day, multi-venue movie festival dedicated to celebrating the moving image — not only brings film and art to the forefront, but this year's fest ...


Uber's Ride Stealing Problem

Uber problems: Ride stealing plagues hot new service and Lyft too in Houston — hey, isn't that my car?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft have been helpful in solving Houstonians' transportation problems since being introduced to the area in February. But the hot new transportation marvels are not without ...


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