Best Bets • 11-21-14

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Tuesday 11.25 If Dallas had hills, they’d be alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ If you grew up without cable TV or Netflix, you know that broadcast event movies like The Ten Commandments and The Wizard of Oz were family-viewing staples. Add to that The Sound of Music, for a time the most successful film [...]

Pet of the Week • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:50am

Brody is a young terrier mix that was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. He was adopted but his new family did not have enough time for him. Brody is a great dog with an upbeat personality. He is still young and needs lots of exercise and a regular outlet for his puppy [...]

The return of the Prince

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:25am

Anne Rice’s latest installment in the Vampire Chronicles brings her characters into the (technological) light Prince Lestat by Anne Rice, (2014, Alfred A. Knopf), $29; 464 pp. It had been 12 years since I last picked up a new addition to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series (I somehow missed 2003’s Blood Canticle), so when the [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:20am

Cassie introduces a new feature: Her Random Thoughts. Be afraid Hi-ho, everybody! Last weekend, after my show in the Rose Room, a guy cornered me and said, “I would love to know the things that run through your brain.” I asked what he meant. He just looked at me and laughed and said, “Cuz you [...]

The letting go

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Melissa Etheridge: On her new CD, reinventing her career and her proudest moment as a pioneering gay icon It’s been more than 20 years since Melissa Etheridge, after declaring herself a lesbian at an inaugural ball for President Clinton, came out on record. Released in 1993, the artist’s benchmark album, Yes, I Am, would signify [...]

Body conscious

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Dallas designer Rusty Bell realized that not every gay man looks like a runway model, so he came up with ThrIII, a line  of menswear for boys and bears alike J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com When Rusty Bell first started dating his boyfriend Corey, he was shocked to discover that Corey hated — [...]

Rice queen (of the damned)

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Literary royalty comes to Dallas as Anne Rice promotes her long-awaited new novel, ‘Prince Lestat’ No pretenses here: I am unabashedly a huge fan of the fiction of Anne Rice. Have been for years. Her first entry in what is now called The Vampire Chronicles began in 1976 with the release of Interview with the [...]

Best Bets • 11-14-14

Posted on 13 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.14                               Purple Party sweeps away the chill with DJ Eddie Martinez headlining at Spin Eddie Martinez is known to his resident New York fans as a mesmerizing DJ, whose eclectic style and pulsating remixes of Gaga, Bey and Kylie [...]

Review: Kitchen Dog’s ‘The Arsonists’ becomes a farce of the mind

Posted on 13 Nov 2014 at 9:04am

Review: ‘The Arsonists’ at KDT — a farce of the mind

Pet of the week • 11-07-14

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:20am

Yeti is 1-year-old, spayed female lab mix. If she looks a little somber here, it’s because she’s still waiting to be chosen. She’s a sweet, gentle, loving pooch and would love to have a family to call her own. She has been at the shelter since late September, so her adoption fee has been waived. [...]