Catherine was one of Houstonia’s earliest hires, starting in November 2012. Since then, she’s played many roles at the magazine: traffic controller, kolache bearer, writer of profile, travel and news features, and editor of just about every page of the book. Over her career, she’s served as editor on many award-winning stories.

A native Houstonian and Rice/Columbia J-School alum, Catherine’s a fan of her husband, her dogs, a glass of wine and a good novel. She is the former managing editor of the Houston Press.

Think Outside the Sandbox

Preschools’ Educational Philosophies: a Guide

Learn the difference between Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf schools of thought

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House Interview

Turns Out, You Can Grow Tulips In Houston

An interview with Garden Club of Houston’s Dodie Jackson

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

November’s Perfect Party

This month, we’re all about folks who are getting things done.

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Now Open

First Look at Springbok

A new South African "rugby pub" brings boerewors rolls and butterscotch pudding downtown

10/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fall Arts 2014

6 Young Artists Who Are Reshaping Houston’s Art Scene

This year we salute the new wave behind this season’s thrilling slate of cultural events—a lineup as fresh and new as the artists behind them.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy, Peter Holley, and Adam Casteñeda Photography by Arthur Garcia

Ice House Interview

Interview: Friends with (Potential) Benefits for Mankind

These Rice University researchers are going viral—but not in the way you think.

09/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

October’s Perfect Party

It’s the season of dress-up and, wouldn’t you know it, all of this month’s guests know a thing or two about masquerades.

09/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

reading

Reza Aslan: Lakewood is "Less a Church Than A Pyramid Scheme"

Religious studies scholar who penned bestselling book about the historical Jesus calls out Joel Osteen ahead of his visit to Houston.

09/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

art and commerce

Overheard at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

There was no better place for people-watching (or people-listening) this weekend than the George R. Brown Convention Center.

09/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

dance

Voloshky Dance Company Brings Ukrainian Culture to Houston

Against the backdrop of civil war, a 40-year-old cultural institution celebrates its country's folk traditions.

09/04/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Top Doctors 2014

Training the Next Generation of Minimally-Invasive Surgeons

Remote control technology lets doctors perform less invasive surgeries than ever—and to train doctors all over the world from their offices.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Get Out

A Backyard of One’s Own

The perfect formula for shaking off the workday is closer than you think.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

The Thrill of the Hunt

Rifles at the Ready

When it comes to hunting, supplies are half the battle.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Child Obesity

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy One

Fighting food deserts with a can-do attitude.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

September’s Perfect Party

Rest-in-peace-Duke-the-dog-edition

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Cooking Basics

Recipe: Homemade Biscuits

How to make the perfect biscuits.

08/28/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 29–Sept 1 (Labor Day Edition!)

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Article

Italian Filmmaker Wins International Acclaim for His "Texas Trilogy"

Shot on location in Houston, Austin, and Waller, Stop The Pounding Heart, the final film in Houston-based filmmaker Roberto Minervini's trilogy of quasi-documentaries, examines the conflict between religion and romantic attraction.

08/08/2014 By Joe Leydon

Coffee Break

Keeping Calm and Caffeinated at Boulevard Coffee

The coffee shop that replaced Waldo's offers a dog-friendly patio and chill vibe along with your cup of joe.

08/05/2014 By Natalie Reina

A Family Guide to Houston

How to Be the World’s Best Aunt

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow shares her secrets.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow