Dianna, a fourth-generation Houstonian and nationally award-winning journalist, is almost always interested if there’s a good story involved, a sensibility that has landed her on shrimping boats on the Gulf Coast, oil derricks in South Texas, stalking famous elderly almost-astronauts in Florida and occasionally—whenever possible—riding horses while on assignment. Dianna is a former staff writer for the Houston Press. When she’s not devouring good books or walking her dogs, she’s probably doing that yoga thing or enjoying some red wine.

spectacle

The Evolution of Gaga

To prepare for her Wednesday-night show, we review Lady Gaga's most outrageous dresses from the past five years.

07/15/2014 By Kerry H. and Michael Hardy

Video

Video: Houston Teen Hopes to Take Math Tutoring Worldwide

15-year-old Sofia Ivanka is working to make sure fourth graders across the globe get the basic math skills they need to succeed.

07/11/2014 By Dan Derozier

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 11–13

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

07/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

Critical analysis

Michael Brown Had the Worst Art Collection in Houston

The sybaritic hand surgeon's paintings and sculptures went on the auction block this weekend. And yes, they're as hideous as you imagine.

07/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Clutch City

Beach Fashion: Channel Your Inner Bombshell

This summer, pinup fashion is back in style.

06/30/2014 Photography by Audra Oden By Katie McNew

Design

The Houston Zoo’s Accidental Conservationist

Who will save our planet? The designers, that’s who.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume V

The latest batch of shots we've taken (mostly) on our cycling trips around town.

06/09/2014 By John Lomax

Poppin' Fresh

Common Bond: More Than Just Baked Goods

The new Montrose bakery is about more than just bread—it offers full meals, too.

06/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

A Whirlwind Theater Weekend in New York City

As the Tony Awards approach, we bring you dispatches from our Editor-in-Chief’s recent long weekend on Broadway.

06/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Father’s Day

Five Father’s Day Gifts That Go Beyond the Obvious

Leave the kitsch behind and get Dad something new.

06/02/2014 Photography by Audra Oden By Katie McNew

Self-Help

Be-A-Vitriolic

Remington: Publisher, author, electric shaver

06/02/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Junque

The Art of Assemblage

A local jeweler transforms throwaway objects into wearable art.

05/14/2014 By Alice Alsup

Editor’s Picks

Zut Alors! 11 Great French Restaurants

If you’re not eating French food in Houston, you’re definitely missing out.

05/01/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Sponsored

Little Patients: More Than Just Small Adults

In the days before there was a field of children’s medicine, doctors treated young patients like small adults. We’ve come a long way since.

05/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

On the Table

Upper Kirby Korean: Highs and Lows at Nara

How do chef Donald Chang’s lighter, more refined versions of Korean food stack up?

04/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Courts

The Nanny Trap

An investigation into a West U Fair Labor Standards Act suit quickly uncovers a global web of secrets and lies that may be impossible to unravel.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

52 Road Trips

School’s Out! 6 Kid-Friendly Summer Road Trips

With road trips featuring dinosaurs, swimming holes, cowboys, and roller coasters, this list is sure to appeal to the kid in all of us.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

Truck Life

Easter Eggs and Food Trucks

Let someone else do the cooking and the Easter Egg hiding this year.

04/18/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lit Inspiration

Gatsby's Houston

We might not live on East Egg, but we can still shop like we do.

05/24/2013 By Tricia Gilbride