Pet of the week • 04-24-15

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Are you looking for an adorable cat to add to your family? Look no further: Pong would make a wonderful addition to any household. He is playful and gets along with other cats. He shares a space with his sibling, Ping, and enjoys sitting in your lap. He adores being held and will purr in [...]

Billy Masters • 04-24-15

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:50am

Rehab update! Andy, Ireland and, of course, Liza. Plus trans women! This column is being filed from the friendly skies. Alas, I’m not flying out of Denver, where they get very friendly with you as you go through security. Last week, two Denver-based TSA agents were fired after it was discovered that hot male passengers were [...]

Gnome Chomp-sky

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:45am

  With The Walking Dead still TV’s most popular show, you might as well make your yard trendy and stylish … and hopefully scare off a few stray cats in the process. Create your own Lawn of the Dead with these zombie gnomes, which take the traditional garden gnome and add a deliciously camp quality. [...]

Anatomy of a redo

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:40am

It took him 25 years, but Oak Cliff-dweller Paul Harwood finally designed his dream home — and one of the major overhauls was turning 2 small bathrooms into oases When Paul Harwood set as his goal to moving into Oak Cliff 25 years ago, he was confronted with the reality that the only house he [...]


Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:35am

Born in the decor trade, Carolyn Hall gladly shares her secrets JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer Some children are born with silver spoons in their mouths. But interior designer Carolyn Hall was born with a hutch in her house (complete with a matching set of china). Not just a hutch, either: She had a slew of [...]

Galveston Celebrates 41st Home Tour

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:30am

Galveston is one of the gay-friendliest cities in Texas, if not the U.S., as well as one with a great tradition of historic buildings and architectural preservation. The Galveston Historical Foundation — led by out executive director (and former Dallasite) Dwayne Jones — will happily show you what the city has to offer, especially during [...]

Ya gotta have art

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:25am

Out fine art consultant Sylvia Wilkins shares her tips for acquiring home beauty SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Acquisition of fine art is often perceived as a luxury. The limited availability and irreplaceable nature of such art — two aspects that make it appealing and valuable — can create an environment ripe for both risk [...]

Growing Texas

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

North Haven Gardens’ Cody Hoya knows how to make your garden grow … even in Texas’ brutal summer heat JONANNA WIDNER | Contributing Writer Ahhh, yes, a garden. You can envision it: Flower beds bearing bright pops of color. Maybe some cute little shrubs or even some veggies. Your home surrounded by lush vegetation and [...]

Royce rose

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 6:15am

Librettist Royce Vavrek is the Hot New Thing in opera. And even he’s not quite sure how that happened ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor While talking to a friend who makes his career in the opera field, I mentioned that I was about to interview Royce Vavrek, and asked my friend if they had ever [...]

Beloved music director and actor Terry Dobson dies at 59

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

Terry Dobson, who for 30-plus years served as a music director, keyboardist, actor, playwright and bon vivant in the Dallas theater community, died last night. He was 59. It was hard to miss Terry. Standing six-foot-six and cutting a lanky silhouette with a Marty Feldman-esque mug, he towered over theater lobbies. But much of his [...]