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.

Ice House Interview

Not All Lawyers!

By providing legal aid for unaccompanied immigrant children, Kids in Need of Defense turns the conventional view of attorneys on its head.

09/01/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

August’s Perfect Party

This month, we’re thinking about backs, those worth patting and otherwise.

08/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Marriage Equality

For PopVows, Months of Wedding Preparations Pay Off

On a historic day, one Houston group made sure no couple would go without a wedding.

08/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Parks & Recreation

The Tide Turns on Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Park’s planners remain undaunted after the epic Memorial Day rains.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Skinny Dipping

Go Jump in the Nake

Just in time for National Nude Day (July 14), we take a trip to Emerald Lake, also known as Houston’s only nudist beach.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

July’s Perfect Party

This month’s party seating is assigned, no take-backs or trades, so don’t even ask.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

News

Love Wins: Houston Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Today's scenes from the historic ruling

06/26/2015 By Scott Vogel Photography by Paul Naughton

Recipe

Make Authentic Banh Mi with Kim Vu

The chef at Pho One shares what many Vietnamese restaurants won’t—her recipe for chargrilled pork banh mi.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke

Feature

Great Escapes: Austin

Relax at a Hill Country spa, where you leave life to come back to it.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

Great Escapes

Take the trip of a lifetime this summer.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Catherine Matusow, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

June’s Perfect Party

We’ve been pondering the big questions of late, and invited guests who have the answers.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Chris Danger

Playing It Cool

Should Air Conditioning Be a Basic Human Right?

Our city owes its life to A/C, and raises the question: is the unconditioned life worth living?

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Sponsored Content

Pregnant After 40: One Woman’s Journey

Plus: an advanced age pregnancy checklist

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Charles Ford Illustrations by Zara Picken

Travel

We Drove an RV to a Lake Charles Casino, and You Can Too

Driving your home to the Golden Nugget is an experience everyone should try.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

May’s Perfect Party

This month, there’s no question about whom we’re seating at the head of the table.

05/03/2015 Photography by Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Thanks, Mom

In honor of Mother's Day, we remind you—and your mom—what she went through for you.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

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April’s Perfect Party

In which we answer the question on everyone’s mind: How do I get invited to this perfect party of yours?

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

New Rail Lines and Bus Routes Mark a Turning Point for METRO

Houston’s mass transit system has quietly and intelligently adapted to meet the city’s growing needs.

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow

News

The Complicated Truth About Children and Drowning

How can something so preventable happen so disturbingly often?

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow