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Hometown Glory

Houston humble: Jim Parsons insists he doesn't deserve to host Saturday Night Live

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston's favorite sitcom star Jim Parsons — best known for playing nerd Sheldon Cooper on CBS' The Big Bang Theory — is set to host the latest episode of NBC' ...

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 ...


Jim Parsons earns fifth Emmy nomination — and it feels so good

By Clifford Pugh

The Emmy nominations came out early Thursday morning and for the fifth time Houston's Jim Parsons was nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy for his iconic role as eccentric genius Sheldon Cooper ...


After years without a home, Catastrophic Theatre plans move to familiar Houston arts space

By Tyler Rudick

After five seasons of challenging, hilarious, irreverent, dark and consistently-engaging productions, the long-itinerate Catastrophic Theatre announced Tuesday that it will be p ...

Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events

By Joel Luks

Exhausted of this relentless heat wave? After last weekend's record temperatures, let's enjoy the comfort of fresh, air conditioned spaces while watching films, listening to local poets, fu ...

Cliff Notes

The Sally Ride debate: When is it the right time for a public figure to come out?

By Clifford Pugh

There's been a lot of talk online and in our office about how Sally Ride's sexual orientation was revealed after her recent death and the enormous reaction to it. A recent CultureMap column ...

Out in the News

At last! Anderson Cooper reveals he's "gay and proud"

By Michael Graupmann

Well, hallelujah, hell froze over, y'all. Anderson Cooper, the host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and the less-noteworthy talk show, Anderson, has come out of the closet and confirmed wh ...

Hometown Glory

Jim Parsons talks up Houston to Vanity Fair: See his favorite spots in the city

By Sarah Rufca

Some celebrities make it from Houston to Hollywood and never mention their Texas roots again. (Alexis Bledel, Hilary Duff and Renee Zellweger, I'm looking at you.) That's why it's s ...

Never In

Is coming out over? Let's hope Jim Parsons' nonchalant gay "disclosure" is the new normal

By Sarah Rufca

Buried deep in The New York Times' exhaustive overview of Houston native Jim Parsons' career on stage and his acting craft is one seemingly benign sentence: "'The Normal He ...

Making Houston proud

Jim Parsons' big date with Kristin Chenoweth is all about building his Broadway cred

By Sarah Rufca

Jim Parsons may be an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning television star, but the Houston native's not afraid to be known as a theater guy. Parsons will join fellow Broadway vet Kristin Chenow ...

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