Shelby Hodge

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Sarah Tressler Gets a New Reporting Job

    Rumors were swirling this morning that Sarah Tressler, the former Houston Chronicle society reporter who semi-publicly blogged about her stripper life, had gotten a gig with Good Morning America, the only media outlet she's given an interview to. We asked a GMA spokesperson about the version we hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    CultureMap's Two Sh*t People Say Videos: What Say You?

    I'm pretty sure I speak for just about everyone when I say the sh*t people say videos have gotten not only annoying, but ridiculous. I swear, any day now someone will come out with "Sh*t people born in Texas but raised in New York by adoptive parents with a stay-at-home mom and an accountant dad who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    5 Restaurants to Hit for Final Four Weekend (And 5 to Miss)

    ​Dining out this weekend is guaranteed to be mass (or approaching critical mass) chaos. Shelby Hodge, writing for CultureMap, reports that nearly all of the high-end places close to downtown are booked solid for the weekend, while just as many other popular restaurants have been designated as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Keep Austin Weird: CultureMap to Invade the State Capital

    Nothing defines the funky culture of Austin like socialites.​We at Hair Balls have never been much for the socialite set, but we know that there are a fair number of them in Houston, which is why the existence of CultureMap is not really all that surprising. There needs to be an outlet that co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Girls Gone Wild Bus: Where It Should Go In Houston

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe have better suggestions for Houston spots for this bus to visit​When the Girls Gone Wild tour bus is spotted around town, as our own Katharine Shilcutt nodded to on Twitter, people are wont to talk. Speculation begins to pop up, and the town starts abuzz - where is it, ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010

    Obliviously Plump

    Study reveals overweight women blissfully unaware

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Becca Cason Thrash: Star Of CultureMap, Which Doesn't Mention She's Married To An Owner Of It

    Lifestyles of the rich and semi-famous​In many ways, a recent post was a typical CultureMap item: headlined "Becca Cason Thrash, Scott McClelland, Gina Gaston & more share their living lean strategies," it was a hard(ly)-hitting look at the holiday diet tips of Houston's wealthy social types. ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 23, 2010

    If Nothing Else Matters

    Peel Gallery shows sculptures of luxury brands.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Dr. Michael Brown, TV Star, Arrestee, And Chron Society Page Fave

    A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pages​The Houston Chronicle had the story yesterday about the latest arrest of Dr. Michael Brown, this time accused of assaulting his wife.Everytime the Chron mentions Brown, we think of the 2002 Houston Press story on his druggy, wife-abusing ways (if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    New On The Web! More Party Pics and Coverage of Rich People!

    ​Heartbroken fans of Clifford Pugh, Shelby Hodge and Heather "Shopgirl" Staible take solace -- the trio of ex-Chron lifestyle scribes have a new home online at Culture Map Houston, which debuted a few hours ago. "CultureMap, a new online magazine and "mapazine" -- the first of its kind -- headqua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Candidate For Dumbest Fundraiser Ever, River Oaks Style

    Dave Rossman for the Chronicle​In case you were worried that the departure of Shelby Hodge would hamper the Houston Chronicle's tireless devotion to covering the inanities of rich, pampered self-obsessives in our town, fear not.Molly Glentzer is on the beat, and among her first offerings is this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Shelby Hodge, The Chronicle's Tireless Champion Of Rich Nitwits, Has Left The Building

    ​For years, whenever you've felt the need to read about self-important River Oaks types heading to Vail or Taos or France, you turned to the Houston Chronicle's Shelby Hodge. We can only hope for your sake that the need didn't arise too often, but when it did she was always there.If there was some ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    I'm Just a Juggalo

    Getting down with the clown at Walter's on Washington

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Mail Call

    A Different Breed

  • News

    August 9, 2007
  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Nice, Nice Baby

    The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Electoral Gift

    A magazine provides a judicial campaign

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    All About the Kids

    Things are going to get ugly on the Kid-Care front

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Sacred Cow Au Jus

    Jokes or criticism from the Chron? Nah, it's just fluff for Jus' Stuff

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Welcome Home, You're Busted!

    A watch and a pair of earrings come between two close socialite friends

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Patron

    Money can't buy love. But it can buy polo.

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Perfect Pitch

    John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot

  • Calendar

    August 15, 1996