Rumors were swirling this morning that Sarah Tressler, the former Houston Chronicle society reporter who semi-publicly blogged about her stripper life, had gotten a gig with Good Morning America, the only media outlet she's given an interview to. We asked a GMA spokesperson about the version we hea ... More >>
I'm pretty sure I speak for just about everyone when I say the sh*t people say videos have gotten not only annoying, but ridiculous. I swear, any day now someone will come out with "Sh*t people born in Texas but raised in New York by adoptive parents with a stay-at-home mom and an accountant dad who ... More >>
Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>
Dining out this weekend is guaranteed to be mass (or approaching critical mass) chaos. Shelby Hodge, writing for CultureMap, reports that nearly all of the high-end places close to downtown are booked solid for the weekend, while just as many other popular restaurants have been designated as ... More >>
Nothing defines the funky culture of Austin like socialites.We at Hair Balls have never been much for the socialite set, but we know that there are a fair number of them in Houston, which is why the existence of CultureMap is not really all that surprising. There needs to be an outlet that co ... More >>
Photo by Marc BrubakerWe have better suggestions for Houston spots for this bus to visitWhen the Girls Gone Wild tour bus is spotted around town, as our own Katharine Shilcutt nodded to on Twitter, people are wont to talk. Speculation begins to pop up, and the town starts abuzz - where is it, ... More >>
Study reveals overweight women blissfully unaware
Lifestyles of the rich and semi-famousIn many ways, a recent post was a typical CultureMap item: headlined "Becca Cason Thrash, Scott McClelland, Gina Gaston & more share their living lean strategies," it was a hard(ly)-hitting look at the holiday diet tips of Houston's wealthy social types. ... More >>
Peel Gallery shows sculptures of luxury brands.
A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pagesThe Houston Chronicle had the story yesterday about the latest arrest of Dr. Michael Brown, this time accused of assaulting his wife.Everytime the Chron mentions Brown, we think of the 2002 Houston Press story on his druggy, wife-abusing ways (if ... More >>
Heartbroken fans of Clifford Pugh, Shelby Hodge and Heather "Shopgirl" Staible take solace -- the trio of ex-Chron lifestyle scribes have a new home online at Culture Map Houston, which debuted a few hours ago. "CultureMap, a new online magazine and "mapazine" -- the first of its kind -- headqua ... More >>
Dave Rossman for the ChronicleIn case you were worried that the departure of Shelby Hodge would hamper the Houston Chronicle's tireless devotion to covering the inanities of rich, pampered self-obsessives in our town, fear not.Molly Glentzer is on the beat, and among her first offerings is this m ... More >>
For years, whenever you've felt the need to read about self-important River Oaks types heading to Vail or Taos or France, you turned to the Houston Chronicle's Shelby Hodge. We can only hope for your sake that the need didn't arise too often, but when it did she was always there.If there was some ... More >>
Getting down with the clown at Walter's on Washington
A Different Breed
Send in the librarians!!
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron
A magazine provides a judicial campaign
Things are going to get ugly on the Kid-Care front
Jokes or criticism from the Chron? Nah, it's just fluff for Jus' Stuff
A watch and a pair of earrings come between two close socialite friends
Money can't buy love. But it can buy polo.
John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot