App – solutely!

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

New smart toy keeps dogs active, engaged   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You use apps. Why shouldn’t your dog? Chris Watts, owner of Petropolitan, said Santiago Gutierrez came in one day and asked if Watts were interested in seeing a new toy. Watts said, sure, he was always looking for something new. […]

A wild ass: the perfect gift?

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Both the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos have animal ‘adoptio’n programs that contribute to animal upkeep DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com You can’t take your newly-adopted animal home or name it, because the animals already have names, and your home probably isn’t equipped to house them. But you can “adopt” some pretty exotic […]

For your protection

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

R&B diva Deborah Cox takes on ‘The Bodyguard’ Most performers would shudder at the task of tackling the iconic role of Rachel Marron, a character portrayed legendarily by Whitney Houston in the 1992 movie The Bodyguard. After all, the film is probably better remembered for its wildly popular soundtrack and for its co-stars or plot.  […]

Gorilla warfare

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the best Hollywood film of the year. Seriously ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The 1968 film Planet of the Apes was one of those game-changers in filmmaking: A smart but thrilling sci-fi action movie with a great twist and makeup effects that revolutionized what audiences […]

The Ruby diaries

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

Advice on parenting a tortoise JAMES LOVE  |  Special Contributor askcassienova@gmail.com When I was born, my mother thought I was ugly. She told my grandmother that I looked like a turtle. Upon hearing that story at a very young age, instead of seeking a therapist immediately, I instead became obsessed with turtles and tortoises. I […]

ANALYSIS: Shooting down ‘Pidgeon v. Turner’

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

The Texas Supreme Court tries to roll back advances made in Obergefell by denying the expansiveness of the ruling David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com An attorney with the ACLU of Texas contacted Dallas Voice with information on the appeals process for this case shortly after we had to go to press on Thursday. […]

Gearing up again

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

Advocates encourage Texans to keep fighting as special session looms Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   When the 85th Texas Legislature ended its regular session on May 29, the state’s LGBT community heaved a collective sigh of relief. Yes, lawmakers had passed — and Gov. Greg Abbott eventually signed — a bill allowing adoption […]

Service delayed

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

DoD puts off change allowing trans people to enlist for another 6 months   From Staff Reports and the Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the “readiness […]

Nico suave

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

Sexy actor — and proud bisexual — Nico Tortorella embraces polyamory   When it comes to Hollywood interviews, they’re “just so fucking straightforward and boring and everybody asks the same questions and it just gets redundant,” explains Nico Tortorella. But our interview is different. “This is a straight-up Love Bomb episode,” acknowledges the 28-year-old actor, […]

Avengers in babysitting

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Despite flashes of fun, ‘Spider-Man’ reboot weaves a tangled web   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com I don’t envy those people tasked with adapting a comic book superhero into a movie, especially for its umpteenth incarnation, but neither do I feel the need to defer to them. They often have to take plotlines […]