Hear me out

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Our picks for 2016’s best albums   In a world of downloads, EP, singles and music videos, we still love full music albums. Here, then, our top CDs of 2016. 10. Britney Spears, Glory. If you counted the Holy Spirit out after 2013’s weird let-down Britney Jean, you should know better. Brit’s next success is […]

Takin’ it to the streets

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

From bargin to luxury, the year in auto excellence CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com A      year has come and gone — and so have about 60 top-flight autos. From compacts to high-flying crossovers, here are some of the best we drove during 2016, from the most affordable to the highest end (with base prices […]

2016: A year of loss and anger

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

It has been a year of loss, of anger and of hate, and few of us are sad to see 2016 coming to an end. Join us as we take a look back at the top stories of this long and stressful year, and hopefully we can re-energize ourselves and prepare to fight the battles […]

2016: A timeline

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

January • Chief Justice Roy Moore halts same-sex marriages in Alabama, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling. • Kroger announces plan to expand, put Oak Lawn branch library on its roof. • Round-Up Saloon hosts a self-defense workshop, in response to ongoing attacks in the gayborhood. • A judge dismisses a lawsuit […]

Season’s readings

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

The best books of 2016 — in fiction, nonfiction and children’s lit Got books? If you were me, the answer would be, “Ohhh, yeah!” Shelves of them, in fact, over the last 52 weeks Here are some of the better reads in 2016, in no particular order. FICTION I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t […]

2016 in entertainment… Stage

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

Critical rankings of the best of 2016 in screen, stage, tube/online and books  … plus our local Actor of the Year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com I saw a lot of good local theater in 2016. But great…? Well, that’s a matter of judgment (which is, of course, what I’m here for), but there […]

2016 in entertainment… Screen

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Critical rankings of the best of 2016 in screen, stage, tube/online and books  … plus our local Actor of the Year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com 2016 is the year of Hollywood finally went black, and should never go back. Following the “Oscars so white” controversies of the past two seasons, minority issues — […]

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

While 2016 wasn’t a great year for productions across the board, it goes without saying that individual artists continued to do exceptional work, especially the actors who repeatedly put themselves out there, and into the hands of producers, costumers, directors and others, and trust them do make each other look good. A great performance can […]

Putting the government on notice

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 7:15am

Women’s March on Austin, along with marches in D.C. and around the globe, intend to send a message on equal rights as Trump takes office   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Organizers are expecting between 10,000 and 15,000 people to converge on the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the 2017 Women’s March […]

Don’t set negative goals

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 7:00am

A counseling tune-up may be just what you need to help you start the year right   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer For some of its clients, Legacy Counseling Center has become a home base. And Legacy’s Executive Director Melissa Grove said this is a time of year when she sees a number of […]