Dive-by tasting

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Flying Fish in the Design District tries to mimic an old-school fish house, but it’s more familiar than foodie-friendly   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor When Dallas Voice moved its offices into the Design District, one motivating factor was the cultural growth of the neighborhood — theaters, eateries, showrooms, living facilities, even hotels were […]

Come hell or holy water

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 5:45am

Worship takes different forms in ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’ and ‘The Christians’   Brother and sisters, please be seated. You’re gonna be taken to church. Which church is up to you. Maybe the suburban megachurch on the brink of schism as in The Christians. Or perhaps you prefer to worship on the altar of […]

Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall to Saturday

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:15am

A white lesbian and a black male minister, both with histories of discrimination in Dallas, traveled the country to explore the civil rights and LGBT equality movements DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When I spoke to Marilyn Bennett and the Rev. Gil Caldwell, I didn’t quite interview them. Rather, I eavesdropped on their conversation. […]

Gorsuch not good for the gays

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 7:00am

LGBT advocacy organizations speak out against Trump’s right-wing SCOTUS nominee   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Of the three judges President Donald Trump was said to be considering for the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, he chose to nominate the one who is the most conservative and least likely to be […]

Packing their dreams

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:45am

Demonstrators call for unity on immigration and other issues that will arise under the Trump administration   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When other people travel, they pack their clothes. But refugees pack their dreams before they begin their new lives in America. That’s the way a refugee from Iraq described her journey to […]

Origin of Hedwig

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

Director Michael Mayer recounts how ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch,’ a musical about an East German transgender rock star, became an unlikely smash ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com In the mid-1990s, Michael was trying to make a career for himself as a theater director — working off- and off-off-Broadway, developing shows at Juilliard, […]

Magic to do

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

Out magician Michael Carbonaro pranks new victims on the latest season of ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ Michael Carbonaro is driving through Oklahoma, talking with me on his cell phone, when he hits a dead patch and the call drops. When we get reconnected, he has a perfect excuse. “I was practicing a vanishing act,” he says […]

Audi, gaybor

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

The family- and highway-friendly Q7 makes taking a road trip a luxurious and welcome experience   Casey Williams  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com My family is spread across Texas and Indiana, so when it comes to the holidays, there’s actual jetting involved, but also long drives. While driving the Audi Q7, we had family gatherings a […]

UPDATED: Trump won’t revoke LGBT protections

Posted on 31 Jan 2017 at 9:43am

Lisa Keen | Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The news today (Tuesday, Jan. 31) that President Donald Trump said he would not rescind an existing executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees should have left LGBT activists feeling relieved. But it didn’t. Most reacted with a mixture of concern that his reassuring “words” […]

George’s take on Trump

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 7:15am

Activist, actor and icon George Takei, who got to know Donald Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ says the new president has no core values DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country, George Takei was performing on Broadway in his musical Allegiance, the show based […]