Parallel lives

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

Emmy-winning filmmaker Jane Anderson becomes the subject of a film: a documentary about her tragic aunt — a great artist persecuted in her time Jane Anderson is comfortable being on a film set. A three-time Emmy Award-winner,  Anderson has written some of the most acclaimed TV movies of the past 20 years, including Olive Kitteridge, [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 27 Apr 2016 at 4:58pm

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at [...]

How does your garden grow?

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Rusty E. Allen coordinates educational programs at North Haven Gardens to answer that question — and many more Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Wanna grow your own vegetables in the backyard? Maybe some herbs? Or perhaps you’re aiming to win the coveted “Yard of the Month” honors in your neighborhood? Whatever your goal, said Rusty [...]

Returning the favor

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

After Legal Hospice of Texas got Jeff Cook’s retirement benefits reinstated, he and his husband found a way to say thank you   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Legal Hospice of Texas gave me my life back,” Francisco Flores said. Although LHT usually focusing on helping people with a terminal illness or HIV with [...]

Designs for living

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:30am

Billy Milner and Jerod Dame are living the Life of Riley — their Deep Ellum shop of funky furnishings that is as much about life as style J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Billy Milner first met Jerod Dame on the dance floor at a club in Deep Ellum seven years ago, and they have been dancing through [...]

Indoors, outdoors

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:15am

Area homeowners show off vignettes that distinguish their homes & gardens What, exactly, makes a space great? We asked some folks in the community — some who design, some who collect, some who garden and some who just like customizing their environments — to share with us the parts of their homes that add a [...]

Time and tide

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

‘Show Boat,’ ‘Big Meal,’ ‘Empress’ movingly portray the full landscape of life ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Theater is a matter of life and death in North Texas this month — literally. At WaterTower Theatre, the entire life-cycle is at issue in The Big Meal, a tender, funny, painfully real portrait of a [...]

Clinton, Trump win in New York

Posted on 20 Apr 2016 at 11:13am

GOP runners-up talk LGBT rights vs. religious freedom laws   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com   Ted Cruz suffered the consequences of deriding “New York values;” John Kasich won a little support while speaking out against anti-gay laws, and Donald Trump raked in nearly all the chips from Tuesday’s New York primary by [...]

GAY@USA (and DIFF, too!)

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:15am

Out directors are gaining more mainstream acceptance, with queer films and filmmakers front-and-center at 2 Dallas film fests this week ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com There was a time when you went to theater for “the gay stuff” and the movies for everything else. Sure, there have always been indie films, but even [...]

‘Taking Back Oak Lawn’ premieres at the USA Film Festival

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Documentary traces last year’s spate of violence against gay men in Dallas   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer In October, after hearing about a couple of attacks on gay men in Oak Lawn, Steven Pomerantz decided to attend a rally for the survivors at the Legacy of Love Monument. One of the people he [...]