Making Miss Fancy Pants

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

Auto writer Casey Williams chronicles the ups-and-downs of adopting a child Adopting a child can be one of the most challenging undertakings of anyone’s life. When you decide to adopt, you agree to months and months of paperwork, research, expense, unexpected twists and turns and countless emotional challenges. But despite all the difficulties, the rewards […]

A hybrid for your family

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Acura’s MDX Sport flexes its muscle         CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Whether you define family as close friends out for the evening or a car full of offspring, wheeling them about shouldn’t require a tanker full of fuel or inebriated performance. You could look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, or […]

Katy bar the door

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

Perry’s squishy effort to be woke goes wrong; meanwhile, we worship Lorde   Katy Perry, Witness. Once upon a time, former Christian singer Katy Perry was just a simple California gurl doing simple California gurl things, like spraying Reddi Wip from her boobs because it’s fun to blast things from your boobs. Musically, orgasms were […]

Trump bans transgender people from military service

Posted on 26 Jul 2017 at 10:14am

Less than a month after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced he was delaying plans to allow transgender people to enlist openly in the U.S., President Trump has taken to Twitter to announce that transgender people will not be allowed to serve “in any capacity.” In a series of tweets posted early this morning (Wednesday, July […]

And so it begins

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

Special session kicks off in Austin as hundreds rally outside the Capitol   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The special session of the Texas Legislature that convened this week in Austin offers some interesting parallels to what’s going on in Washington. In D.C., Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House […]

Hello, Dolly

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Denton writer compiles interviews that trace the career of Dolly Parton   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In the Ladies Home Journal, Jim Jerome described Dolly Parton as Patsy Kline in Jessica Rabbit’s body. What editor Randy L. Schmidt learned, though, as he compiled interviews with Parton from the late 1960s through today […]

Our gayvorite things

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

  The service, event, product and app you should be into right now One of the best parts of my job is discovering all the dynamic new people, places and things expected to interest the LGBT community. Every once in a while I stumble upon a few gems that catch my fancy — hopefully they […]

I know why ‘La Cage’ birds sing

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Uptown Players finds the human connection in a camp classic   In a world of Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and more, it can be a challenge to wrap your mind around the idea that, in 1983, La Cage aux Folles was absolutely revolutionary. There had been gay characters on Broadway […]

Building a ‘Wall’

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

WaterTower’s new artistic director chooses as her first production a rollicking history of Stonewall ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Whenever an arts organization brings in a newcomer to lead it, there’s an expectation that fresh blood equates with fresh ideas … and sometimes radical rethinking. The decision by Addison’s WaterTower Theatre to tap […]

The animals’ best friend

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

SPCA of Texas has a long history of helping make our furry friends healthier, happier Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com If you are looking to adopt a pet from a shelter, there are plenty of options to choose from in North Texas. But few have the depth of history and breadth of programming that […]