The Snarkivist

Lessons From a Fanny Pack

The scourge of the bag community, the fanny pack has been mocked and maligned, but it's also very, very convenient.

10/13/2015 By Javier Garza

Ice House

The Houstonia Step-By-Step Guide to Gentrification

Track your neighborhood’s progress!

07/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Arbitrary Criticism

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Dating

Everything a woman needs to wear to be asked on date after date.

06/18/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

The Modern Girl's Panty

The granny panty: a trend we can all get behind.

06/01/2015 By Catherine Martin

The Drawl

Starred Up

Still skeptical of astrological clairvoyance? These recent incidents tell us that the stars have much to offer.

05/31/2015 By Houstonia Staff


Words of Wisdom, McConaughey-Style

We obtained an early version of the Oscar winner’s UH commencement address.

05/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen


Our Fantasy Real Housewives of Houston Roster

The hit reality show might not be coming to town, but we can’t help but wonder what if.

05/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Arbitrary Criticism

Can Your Relationship Survive a Trip to the Mall?

Shopping with a partner requires time, provisions, and an endless supply of compliments.

05/05/2015 By Catherine Martin

Best Breakfasts 2015

The Breakfast Klub: An Odyssey

What to expect when you’re expecting to wait.

05/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Arbitrary Criticism

A Meditation on the Man Bun

Bradley Cooper, and how I learned to stop worrying and love the man bun (a little bit).

04/06/2015 By Catherine Martin

style about town

What to Wear to Bunnies on the Bayou: An Explainer

This party has everything any aspiring Stefon could want.

04/01/2015 By Javier Garza

Dept. of Self-Improvement

Going Deep(ak) With Chopra

An imagined conversation with the spiritual guru based on the afterword to his latest book, The 13th Disciple.

03/30/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

Arbitrary Criticism

Liberate Your Feet, It's Sandal Season

I'd rather be barefoot, but for decorum's sake I'll give in to barely-there sandals for spring.

03/20/2015 By Catherine Martin


Diss and Franchise

Houstons are popping up everywhere. Isn’t it time we started protecting the brand?


Arbitrary Criticism

Is Fringe Fashion's Most Dangerous Trend?

Trying and failing to resist the hypnotic power of fringe.

02/24/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

Never-Lasting Love

How to get a boyfriend—any boyfriend—by Valentine's Day.

02/04/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

Gotta Keep It Tight

With a shoe horn and enough Crisco, you can squeeze your body into basically anything.

01/27/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

Dress Big or Go Home

Your outfit should always make a statement. Sometimes that statement is "“Hello world, I’m secretly Katy Perry!”

01/21/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

A User's Guide to Tights

How to keep your legs warm without looking like Pretty Woman or Wolverine.

01/12/2015 By Catherine Martin

Arbitrary Criticism

Yes, Fashion Can Save Your Life

The bandage dress earns its name, and other stylish life-savers.

01/06/2015 By Catherine Martin