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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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Kung Fu Problems

Popular bar agrees to change policies after feds charge discrimination against African-Americans, Asians

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Nearly three years after allegations surfaced that Kung Fu Saloon denied entry to patrons based on race, the popular party spot has agreed to implement changes after reaching a settlement ...

Where To Watch Fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks guide: Where to watch spectacular pyrotechnics in and around Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our independence by giving thanks for freedom, as well as eating too many burgers or hot dogs, spending time with friends and ...

Swanky Hotel Digs

Suite life: Downtown hotel spiffs up two-story Grand Suites with spiral staircase and dramatic views

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The downtown Hyatt Regency Houston bills itself as the city's only hotel to feature two-story hotel suites — and now they're gotten better. The two Grand Suites, located on ...

Pride Photos

Faces of Pride: With Supreme Court affirming same sex marriage, joyous LGBT celebration takes downtown Houston by storm

By Elizabeth Rhodes

One day after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed same-sex marriage, record crowds of rainbow-colored revelers took to downtown to celebrate at the 37th annual Houston LGBT Pride Celebration. F ...

Mall Makeover

Mall makeover: Mammoth shopping center gets rejuvenated with updated food court and new stores

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Willowbrook Mall is getting a facelift. Owner General Growth Properties, Inc. has announced plans for a large-scale project to update the interior and exterior of the 1.3 million-square-foot northwest ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

Slain baseball star's marriage, worst cities in Texas and hot sushi spots lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. A home run: Center fielder scored big with high-style model. The ...

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Behind the scenes at Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: Taping draws lots of laughs and out-of-this-world guest

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Nearly 3,000 excited Houstonians filled Jones Hall to capacity on Thursday night to watch the taping of Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!, NPR's wildly popular weekly news ...

Bright Young Things

Four Houston-based companies make new list of Best Workplaces for Millennials

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Four Houston-based companies are on a new list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, compiled by Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute. The inaugural report surveyed more ...

Host Defends Kardashian

Wait Wait...Tell Me! Host of hit show defends Kim Kardashian and crushes on Paula Poundstone

By Elizabeth Rhodes

For more than 17 years, Peter Sagal has hosted NPR's hilarious weekly news panel game show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, one of the most popular shows on ...

Empire Mural Favorite

Artist, whose work is an Empire favorite, unveils colorful mural celebrating beauty of diversity

By Elizabeth Rhodes

One Texas artist is making waves and getting national recognition with his bold, colorful paintings and murals. Artist Michael Savoie, a native of Port Arthur who recently moved from Houston ...

Worst Places To Live In Texas

It's the pits: 3 of Top 10 Worst Places To Live In Texas are in Houston area, new survey says

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Here at CultureMap, we like to keep you updated on the best things about Houston and the Lone Star State. But sometimes, we have to look at the darker side ...

Coolest Concert Venues

Coolest concert venues: Where to catch great live performances — big and small — in Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Want the low-down on where to see some of the best concerts Houston has to offer? Whether you're looking to see your favorite touring band at an enormous venue ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

Sculptor's tragic death, best sushi restaurants and new Sugar Land eatery lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Jesús Moroles, creator of beloved Houston granite sculpture, is killed ...

Best Place To Live

The best place to live in Texas is near Houston; five suburbs rank in Top 10

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Suburban living leads the way in the Lone Star State as five of the 10 Best Places to Live in Texas are in and around the Houston area. A new ...

Shop For A Cause

IKEA introduces Texas-themed textile line crafted by refugees seeking a better life in the Lone Star State

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A new limited-edition line of Texas-themed textile products handcrafted by refugees living in Austin is about to hit the shelves of IKEA's Houston store. The HÅLLNING collection was ...

Shop Talk

Magazine picks a slew of Houston home decor stores as top shops in America

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston has been attracting some national attention for its home decor scene: Two local stores were recognized in House Beautiful's Shop America 2015, its annual guide to the best ...

Houston on the Cheap

Houston on the cheap: Visit city's magnificent museums for free with this handy guide

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston is widely regarded for its diverse array of incredible museums, and thankfully for Houstonians, many of them are either always free to the public or feature times when admission ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

New Louboutin boutique, Houston's most eligible and glam summer travel lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week has passed by, so it's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Sexy shoe designer Christian Louboutin ...

Space Film Competition

Film competition focuses on space, with Boyhood's Richard Linklater as the celebrity judge

By Elizabeth Rhodes

NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) have teamed up to launch the inaugural CineSpace short film competition, which hometown favorite and Academy Award-nominated director, producer and screenwriter Richard ...

Pet Services Nonprofit

$1 million donation helps to expand low-cost animal spay-neuter service in Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Animal welfare nonprofit Emancipet recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Houston-area location in the East End, with plans to expand low-cost spaying and neutering, as well as preventative ...

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