Cocktail Friday: Smoke & Sophistication

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 1:53pm

Cocktail Friday: Smoke and Sophistication

TRAVEL DIARY • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:35am

Splash Days. Summer is almost over (though as we all know, in Texas it can stretch on past Halloween). But this could be your last three-day weekend to enjoy the joys of watersports (the non-NC-17 kind). So a quick day trip down to Austin for the annual Splash Days is an excellent idea. It starts [...]

Cassie Nova • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:30am

Are you a gold card homo? Hello my babies! As most of you know, I am a gold card homo. Basically that means that I have never been with a woman sexually. I was lucky enough to never question my sexuality. I always knew I liked dudes. I am so gold card that I kicked [...]

Simple pleasures

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:25am

Chevy’s stripped-down Silverado can still pack a punch CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com There’s something about a pickup truck that causes even the most colorful club queen to find her inner lumberjack, but buying one often requires stupid coin — what with all of the intoxicating saddle leather, slick touchscreens, crash avoidance systems and [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:20am

Drinker’s edition: Scotland’s pride meets an upstart. Plus: Tailgating! When you think of the words “alcohol” and “Scotland,” chances are only one image comes to mind — that brassy imbibible, that defining whisky of the isles, the embodiment of the macho man in a bar: Scotch. I mean, the U.K. is known for whiskies, beers [...]

Laverne & surly

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:30am

Longtime gay icon Lily Tomlin teams with new trans role model Laverne Cox for the dramedy ‘Grandma’   lawrence ferber  | Contributing Writer lawrencewferber@hotmail.com A pair of LGBT icons from different generations — beloved septuagenarian Lily Tomlin, and more recently minted trailblazer, Laverne Cox — come together in the acclaimed feature dramedy, Grandma. It’s certainly an [...]

Art/magick

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:15am

Collagist Stuart Sheldon believes in the mystical power of art, and turns his focus not only on Texas but on marriage equality for his Dallas debut   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When he was in his mid-30s, Stuart Sheldon found himself divorced and broken. Lonely, he be began to fantasize about the perfect [...]

Trans-formative

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:00am

‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch:’ The unlikeliest of musicals, about a transgender East German punk rocker, is the season’s most satisfying show   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor This may be the only time you’ll hear me say this: Size doesn’t matter. There are plenty of enormous musicals that specialize in budget-busting production values and [...]

Best Bets 09-04-15

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 at 12:05pm

Friday 09.04 — Sunday 09.06 Dallas DanceFest kicks off promising season of movement in North Texas The Metroplex is blessed with tons of dance troupes and presenting companies that offer an exquisite array of options — Twyla Tharp is just around the corner — and it unofficially launches this weekend. Not only will Texas Ballet [...]

22 films to put on your radar this awards season

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 at 8:03am

Here’s a roundup of 22 films, from now until the end of the year, that show the most promise to be critical darlings … or at least offer appeal to LGBT audiences