• Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Hoaders, Trash Keepers Beware Proposed City Ordinance

    Last week the Houston City Council presented a proposed change to an ordinance that would levy a fine on people who hoard. Not just the grandma who keeps a huge collection of china dolls, or the dude who can't throw away the last 650 issues of Playboy. We're talking about the folks you see on telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Hoarding & Clutter In The Burbs: Viruses, Fires...When Will It End?

    The hot new sydrome these days is hoarding -- people can't get enough reality TV shows about poor idiots who can't throw anything away, even if those people watching have to shove aside three boxes of 11-year-old Fuddrucker's receipts just to see the screen. But things have gotten real, hoarding-wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Will You Turn into a Hoarder? See What the Stars Have to Say: Astrology Signs, Ranked for Hoardiness

    Will you turn into a hoarder? Let's see what astrology says, courtesy of our favorite local astrologer, Figgy Jones. Here's what she told us: On June 11, the big ol' jolly planet of abundance and goodies, Jupiter, moves into the sign of Gemini -- the most garrulous sign. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Reality Bites: Hoarding: Buried Alive

    ‚Äč‚ÄčThere are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. Are you not entertained? The overwhelming majority of reality shows -- like, for example, Ghost Adventures -- positively beg for ridicule. The participants usually run the gamut from a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    E. L. Doctorow

    The author of Billy Bathgate takes on the inner lives of hoarders