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Hometown Glory

Jim Parsons wins the Emmy — again — and gets praise from Michael Douglas

By Clifford Pugh

Jim Parsons did it again. The Houston-trained actor picked up his third Emmy as Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role as eccentric genius Sheldon Cooper in the monster hit, The Big Bang Theory.&n ...


Movies Are My Life

Natalie Portman turns into a suck up at Golden Globes; Ricky Gervais all but gagged

By Joe Leydon

If you tuned in the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards expecting Ricky Gervais’ Snark-o-Palooza, you may have been slightly disappointed by the three-hour extravaganza that aired Sunday evening ...


A Big Bang for H-Town

Jim Parsons wins a best actor Golden Globe, brings Houston humility to Kaley Cuoco's freakout

By Chris Baldwin

When Jim Parsons took the stage to accept his Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical, you just knew that Parsons' Houston humility would ...


Sneak peek video

Jim Parsons, Houston's favorite genius, talks up the Museum District, shoots down stereotypes

By Sarah Rufca

Isn't it nice when successful celebrities stay true to their roots? Houston native and Emmy winner Jim Parsons seems determined to do just that. Between filming for his hit television show ...


Cuddle up in a nook, not with one

Gift ideas for the bookworm: Nothing beats a real page turner

By Joseph Campana

Nothing beats a book, a blanket, and steaming hot drink on a cold winter’s day. Houston may not be Minneapolis, but as the Gulf Coast weather swings from balmy to blustery this December, add ...


$200,000 per episode

Rolling in geek money: Jim Parsons gets a huge Big Bang Theory pay raise

By Cynthia Neely

It pays to be a geek. Or at least to play one on TV. Houston's own Jim Parsons — recent Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — just got a whopping ...


Most viewed Stories of the week

Angelika closure, Mariner fire & Jim Parsons' Emmy top CultureMap's busiest week yet

By Clifford Pugh

Although it's been an unusually busy summer, things tend to heat up in Houston in September. And that has certainly been the case at CultureMap, where you flocked to the site to follow news of ...


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Geeks, rejoice! Houston's Jim Parsons wins Emmy for Big Bang Theory

By Clifford Pugh

Geeks of the world, rejoice. For the past two years, the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series has gone to 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin. But not this time. Houston's own Jim ...


CBS goes young

CSI Teenybopper: Justin Bieber plays troubled teen on CBS crime drama

By Clifford Pugh

The audience for CBS shows is the oldest of all networks, but the network is out to change perceptions this fall. Execs are moving the network's biggest hit among young adults, The Big ...


Starring, Texas!

Will it be Texas night at the Emmys? Dennis Quaid, Sissy Spacek & Austin-made Temple Grandin up for awards

By Cynthia Neely

A whole herd of outstanding Texans and even a couple of Texas-shot productions are up for Primetime Emmy gold on Aug. 29 — and those are just the ones I know of to brag about. You've ...


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