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Jane Howze

   Jane Howze is managing director of The Alexander Group.

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London Meowing

Cat crazy in London: High tea with kitties, Year of the Cat concert add purrfect touch to overseas jaunt

By Jane Howze

I had not been to London as a tourist since I graduated from law school, and my best friend and I spent two months backpacking through Europe. Of course I ...


Fear of Flying, Part II

Fear of Flying, Part II: Finding a solution for high anxiety takes a big leap of faith and a final approach

By Jane Howze

Recently I came clean about my fear of flying.  Over the years I have explored many “cures” and treatments with varying degrees of success.  For me, there has been no ...


Graduation Season

Enjoy the ride: Celebrities from Colbert to De Niro offer advice for a great life after graduation — and forever

By Jane Howze

Graduation season has arrived. 2015 seems to be a particularly active year for nabbing big name commencement speakers that include politicians, movie stars, authors, military leaders, and executives. This year ...


Mick Jagger: Ultimate Showman

With sexy Jagger and Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones offer lots of satisfaction in summer's hottest concert

By Jane Howze

One of the summers’ most eagerly anticipated concert tours is the 15-city Rolling Stones Zip Code tour which opened in San Diego’s Petco Park on Sunday and makes its ...


Fear of Flying

The plane truth: Top executive has control issues over fear of flying — and she's not alone

By Jane Howze

It is time to confess my dark secret. I am deathly afraid of flying. It is not something I’m proud of and not something I share readily. When I ...


Millennials Give Career Advice

Millennials offer advice to the college grad on how to succeed in that first job

By Jane Howze

Last week I wrote a column containing advice for the college graduate getting his or her first job.   Just to cover all my bases I asked the younger generation at ...


Joy and (Stevie) Wonder

After ominous start, Stevie Wonder celebrates life in extraordinary, thrilling three-hour concert

By Jane Howze

Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key Of Life concert touched down at the Houston Toyota Center Friday night with an ominous start. Taking the stage nearly an hour late ...


Career Advice

10 things every Millennial should know about how to get ahead in that first job

By Jane Howze

During the depths of the 2008 recession, the biggest career advice question I received from friends and colleagues was, “How do I help my college graduate son or daughter get ...


A Rocking Show

Reconnecting with my old flame Bob Seger in Houston: If only he had Bruce Springsteen's staying power

By Jane Howze

Valentine’s Day night brought a chance to rekindle an old relationship with Detroit rock icon Bob Seger who performed at a sold-out Toyota Center as part of a 30 ...


Movie Mad

Sundance drama: Male frontal nudity, N-word overload and Sarah Silverman's drug-induced bad behavior

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — While this year's crop of dramas at the Sundance Film Festival were enthusiastically received by audiences and distributors who paid record prices to secure those films ...


Sundance Moment

Sundance moment: Sexy oldsters create movie magic in dreamy film that earns standing ovation

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — I have been attending the Sundance Film Festival for eight years, four as a reviewer for CultureMap. I have seen over 100 films — some good, some great ...


Hot Topics at Sundance

Sundance tackles Scientology, campus rape, polygamy and Kurt Cobain's legacy in controversial documentaires

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — The Sundance Film Festival offers something for everyone: A dazzling array of movie stars, some hit-or-miss dramas and documentaries guaranteed to challenge, entertain, empower, and, in some ...


Sundance 2015

Robert Redford and a Legend-ary surprise performance kick off Sundance Film Festival

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — With temperatures at 35 degrees under a sunny, cloudless sky, it was a balmy day in this mountain town as thousands converged for the 31st annual Sundance ...


Sundance Gems

Sundance gems: 4 don't-miss, crowd-pleasing movies from America's fave film festival

By Jane Howze

While the weather outside may be frightful, the week between Christmas and New Year is the time that even casual moviegoers flock to theaters or their couches to catch flicks ...


The Review Is In

With McVie in fine form, Fleetwood Mac turns back time in nostalgic concert

By Jane Howze

Fleetwood Mac played to a sold-out adoring crowd at the Toyota Center on Monday night. Many in the audience saw the band on their 2013 World Tour in June. Our ...


Surviving Business Travel

When road warriors get sick: The business traveler's guide to overcoming out-of-town illness

By Jane Howze

Anyone who travels for business has had the misfortune of getting sick on the road. For those in sales or professional services, it can be more problematic because you are ...


Music Matters

Life as a sixtysomething Eagles groupie: Epic tour closing with rare warmth from cellphone phobic legends

By Jane Howze

The Eagles landed in the Toyota Center again Tuesday night for the next-to-the-last performance of their "History of the Eagles Tour," which launched in Louisville 15 months — and more than ...


Italy in 10 Days

The best resort in Europe: Former 10th century castle in Tuscany lives up to its rep — and the region's magic

By Jane Howze

Even the most jaded globetrotters swoon about Tuscany. Located about 200 miles northwest of Rome, it is not a city but a region in central Italy associated with agriculture, wine ...


Italy in 10 Days

Amazing Amalfi Coast hotel owned by former Texan offers best infinity pool in Europe

By Jane Howze

CultureMap contributor Jane Howze continues tales from her 10-day romp through Italy. After the frenetic, somewhat jarring energy of Rome, we were seeking some serenity and simplicity in our vacation ...


Italy in 10 Days

Clooney wedding, cats and bras on the ceiling create unforgettable Venice experience

By Jane Howze

For those who have not been to Venice it’s like no other place on earth. Located in northeastern Italy, it is a group of 118 small islands separated by ...


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