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.

Pets Guide

6 Places to Pamper Your Pet

Pet owners who demand the very best for your four-legged friends, this is for you.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow and Michael Hardy

Open Road

Take the Cruise That Has Everybody Talking

A seven-day Royal Caribbean excursion offers everything but quiet.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Pets Guide

4 Pet Shops for Exotic Tastes

If dogs and cats just aren’t for you, these stores can fulfill all tastes unconventional.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

March’s Perfect Party: A Month of Comings and Goings

We’re inviting Houstonians both coming and going to our nasty little soiree.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Field of Vision

Can One Man Save 10,000 Children?

Along the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, thousands of children are pressed into slavery. Chris Field’s goal is to save them all.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Get Your Tickets!

Head Up 290 to the Austin Food + Wine Festival

A monster event right up the road

02/19/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Spring Gardening Guide

How to Grow Your Garden Without Breaking the Bank

A luxurious garden need not cost a fortune.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Boom or Bust

Meet the Real Estate Agent to the Energy Industry

Whether you think the oil market is “shifting,” “adjusting,” or “softening”—Michele Marano isn’t worried.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

Keep it lively, folks!

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Chris Danger

Sweet 15

Someday My Quince Will Come

As this year’s Quinceañera Expo approaches, a pro offers tips and tricks for sweet 15 success.

02/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Work It

Bit by Bit: Finding Motivation Through Tech Gadgetry

Walking 10,000 steps a day is easier with a little digital encouragement.

01/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

Ritual Killing: How to Beat OCD

Once told her OCD was too severe for treatment, Elizabeth McIngvale now works to help others overcome their own conditions.

01/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

January’s Perfect Party

Never count ’em out edition

01/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Best Beer Bars: An Addendum

A few more local favorites to add to August 2014’s best-of list.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

4 Bars For Fun & Games

Trivia is just the beginning.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 4 Greatest Sports Bars

He shoots, you score—a winning round of food and beers, that is.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

The Best Dives & Ice Houses in Houston

Ours is a city with dive bars in abundance, but we dug a little deeper to put together a list every Houstonian must know.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 5 Most Romantic Bars

Get a little bit closer at these flirty favorites.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Top 6 Cocktail Bars

In the midst of a booming cocktail renaissance, and these bars—some newcomers, some old stalwarts—stand out from the pack.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Where to Drink Wine in Houston

You've heard of heavy hitters? How about heavy pourers—four to be exact?

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen