Pet of the week • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 8:05am

  Sammy Jr. is a male Chihuahua, about 4 years old, who happens to have an adorable underbite. He loves to cuddle, walks well on a leash and enjoys exploring new places. He comes with all his vaccinations and a microchip. His adoption fee has been waived, so come see what a great companion he [...]

Cassie Nova • 04-17-15

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:45am

Springing into allergy season Happy spring, everybody. Yes, spring has sprung and the flowers are a-bloomin’, the bees are a-buzzin’ and I am a-sneezin’. As with many Texans, this time of year kicks my ass. Breathing in all this flower jiz is no bueno. My poor blue Jeep looks green covered in all this yellow [...]

Horns & belles

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:40am

EXCLUSIVE! Dixie Longate will launch new show in FW this fall Dixie Longate — drag alter ego of comedian Kris Andersson, who we profiled a week ago — never matriculated at an Ivy League university. The Tupperware-hawking, ex-con chatterbox from Mobile, Ala. has, however, earned more than her fair share of horse sense while attending [...]

Forever changed

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:35am

BMW’s i8 is sex on wheels CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer During a photo shoot, parked at Redondo Beach near L.A., it took the folks at BMW almost two hours to shoot five minutes of usable video. It wasn’t because the team was incompetent — it was just that people just kept coming up, snapping [...]

Play memory

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:30am

2 gay memoirs approach honesty with varying degrees of commitment Frank by Barney Frank (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2105); $28; 387 pp. From the time he was 10 years old, Barney Frank was fascinated by politics. By 14, he understood two things: “I was attracted to the idea of serving in government and I was [...]

Wily Capote

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:25am

A journo seeking redemption finds intrigue in ‘True Story’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Admit it: If I told you Jonah Hill and James Franco were starring in a movie about a prisoner who steals the identity of a journalist, you’d assume it was written by Seth Rogen, directed by Judd Apatow and contained [...]

G-A-Y in the USA

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

Gay-interest films at the USA Film Festival There’s a tremendous amount of gay-interest programming during the five days of the 45th Annual USA Film Festival. Here are some of the highlights. Dior and I (documentary). When Raf Simons was selected to head the creative team at the iconic couture brand Christian Dior, the fashion world [...]

Night of the Hunter

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:30am

’50s dreamboat Tab Hunter’s journey from all-American boy to camp icon ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Let’s get something out of the way up front: Even if you’ve never heard of Tab Hunter — especially if you haven’t — in his heyday in the 1950s, there was no more beautiful man on the planet. [...]

Through the uprights

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:15am

DTC’s premiere production of ‘Colossal’ boldly storms past the goal line in its complex exploration of masculinity ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The curtain doesn’t so much rise on Colossal — the world-premiere play now at the Dallas Theater Center — as the game clock starts ticking … literally. They don’t even open the [...]

It’s my turn

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

Sean Baugh settles in as the (official) new artistic director of the Turtles ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Rehearsals had been underway for a while, and things were not going well. The music director was beginning to worry that the program he had designed would be more than he could manage. And then, about [...]