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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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LGBT Lawsuit

Transgender employee fired by Saks Fifth Avenue files discrimination lawsuit in Houston court

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A transgender former Saks Fifth Avenue employee has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the luxury retailer for alleged unlawful employment practices based on sex and disability. Leyth Jamal, a ...

Diamond Days

Tiffany's new wedding ad campaign makes a statement with its first same-sex couple

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. has launched a new advertising campaign featuring couples who aren't usually showcased in wedding ads. The new campaign, titled Will You?, includes the first same ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Museum takes you beyond the X-ray with new exhibit: Do you really know what healthy is?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you're looking for some hands-on family fun, head on over to the Health Museum to check out its newest exhibit, "Beyond the X-Ray." This week's KHOU CultureMap ...

Houston Named Nerd City

We're Nerd City! Houston ranks No. 1 in America for tech, science and engineering jobs

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Greater Houston area, including the Woodlands and Sugar Land, is No. 1 overall metro area in America for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Say Cheese! Houston couple's photo booth on wheels keeps rolling along

By Elizabeth Rhodes

This week's KHOU CultureMap Moment highlights a Houston couple receiving national attention for their unusual business concept: A photo booth on wheels. Self-taught photographer Brittany Havican and her husband ...

Concert Haven

Woodlands venue ranks as world's second most popular amphitheater, with Lady Gaga and ZZ Top on the way

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Woodlands' Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been ranked second in a ranking of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on 2014 ticket sales, according to Pollstar magazine ...

Dog Days Ahead

First look: Hotly anticipated Buffalo Bayou dog park offers lots of pooch-friendly amenities

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Animal lovers rejoice: Houston's newest dog park, located in Buffalo Bayou Park, is opening this weekend and it's going to blow you away. The Johnny Steele Dog Park ...

Real Estate Rumblings

Dueling drug stores continue quest to corner every prime location in Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In their quest for world domination, Walgreens and CVS seem hellbent on picking off every prime corner in Houston. That appears to be the case as two stellar locations are ...

Airline Slashes Fares

Airline slashes international fares to Africa, Asia and Middle East for limited time

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Dubai-based airline Emirates is making it easier (and cheaper) than ever to travel internationally in 2015. The airline is offering special prices on flights to numerous destinations on six continents ...

UH No. 1 In New Rankings

University of Houston takes the No. 1 spot in new prestigious college rankings: It's a Coogs' world

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The University of Houston has taken a No. 1 spot in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Houston boasts the No. 1 rated online graduate education programs ...


Shameful: Construction workers shot and robbed while working on a church center in rare incident

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A worker was shot during a robbery in a rare construction site armed robbery in northeast Harris County. Two men — one armed with a gun and another armed with a ...

TSA Torture

Dude, where's my gun? Houston airports tormented by fools who forget they are packing heat

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston's major airports, Hobby and Bush Intercontinental, rank among the Top 10 in the nation for the number of firearms confiscated from passengers, according to a new study by ...

Foodie News

High-end burger restaurant eyes Houston airport: Will fly dining be forever fast food changed?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A local restaurant operator is making some rather big changes to Houston's franchise scene, most significantly by hoping to bring new restaurant and concession options to George Bush Intercontinental ...

Rich Crime

Memorial housekeepers accused of stealing $500,000 in jewelry, felt couple trusted them too much

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Two Houston housekeepers are accused of stealing more than $500,000 worth of jewelry from a couple at a Memorial-area assisted living facility. Thirty-three-year-old Rebecca Castaneda, who worked for the ...

House Towed Away

House stolen: Local couple sees their eco-friendly dream home towed away by crafty robbers

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A Spring Branch couple spent two and a half years building an eco-friendly dream house-on-wheels from raw materials in hope of reducing their environmental impact. Unfortunately, the mobile nature of ...

Sticky Situation

Sticky situation: Drinks fly at Champagne Johnny Manziel at Houston nightclub

By Elizabeth Rhodes

As if Johnny Manziel isn't getting enough attention for partying hard — at the very start of the offseason, to boot — he reportedly became engaged in a situation that escalated ...

Hunting Contest Outrage

Controversial Texas Tech cheerleader draws fire — again — for staging "Hot Guy Hunter" contest

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Kendall Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader and noted figure within the hunting community, is certainly no stranger to controversy. In July, photos of the 19-year-old shown with the carcasses of ...

Arts & Real Estate

Home at last! Stages Theatre purchases historic building, plans multi-million dollar renovation

By Elizabeth Rhodes

After spending the past three decades at their 3201 Allen Parkway location, Stages Repertory Theatre has successfully completed the purchase of the historic property from the City of Houston. The ...

Airline Lawsuit

United and Orbitz sue website for promoting cheap flights by using loophole

By Elizabeth Rhodes

When searching for the cheapest airline tickets, sometimes taking a flight with a layover stop at your intended destination — and subsequently exiting the plane there instead of continuing on — is ...

States' Worst Qualities

What is Texas the worst at? Survey reveals most prominent deficiencies of each state

By Elizabeth Rhodes

As we all know, every U.S. state is very different in terms of many qualifiers, including people, culture and food. Thanks to a new survey from Thrillist — a site ...

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