Girl on Girls • 12-02-16

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:35am

Jenny Block learns a lesson about family and politics during holidays I’ve learned a lot of things from my fianceé Robin, but the most recent lesson was the hardest one yet. You see, despite the fact that my (divorced) parents and I don’t agree on everything — including not seeing eye-to eye-on my sister’s and […]


Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:30am

Not all great works of art are created on canvasses, or in marble, or even on film. Not all are permanent. Some are meant to be savored for all their exquisite beauty briefly, passionately, completely. The experience may be fleeting, but the memories define a life in appreciation. That’s the case of great restaurants. For […]

Making merry

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

Gay artist Kevin Kloppenburg turns paper into hand-crafted art — especially for the holidays SCOTT HUFFMAN Contributing Writer For most, the Yuletide season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. For out artist Kevin Kloppenburg, however, every day is Christmas. Throughout the year, his Springfield, Mo., home is filled with baskets of handcrafted cast-paper Santa […]


Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Several recent exhibitions, planned before the appointment of Agustin Arteaga, are currently on display. Among them: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, pictured right. The pharoahs’ fascination with felines is explores in the statuary they created to honor cats of all kinds. Culled from holdings from the Brooklyn Museum. Through Jan. 7. Shaken, Stirred, Styled: […]

You can’t spell Arteaga without ‘art’

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

The Dallas Museum of Art tapped out art historian Agustin Arteaga as its new artistic director. So what does he have in store for the venerable institution? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor When Agustin Arteaga begins a new job at a museum, he likes to grab the keys to the storage room and […]

Sistine condition

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

Gay impresario Martin Biallas brings a bit of the High Renaissance to Dallas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Stories of its magnificence are legendary. The time and logistics in making it come to life are impossibly harrowing. Its recent restoration only added to the acclaim. Its symbols have become etched in the Zeitgeists of […]

The Kimbell is taking a Monet

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Cowtown’s museum exhibition makes a strong Impression(ist) The best news about the Monet exhibit current at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum is this: This is just Part 1. Monet: The Early Years was built around one of the two Monets in the Kimbell’s archives: The Pointe de la Have at Low Tide, painted in 1865, […]

Best Bets • 12-02-16

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.02 —Saturday 12.24 TBT busts  a nut across North Texas Dallas Theater Center has its Christmas Carol, the Turtle Creek Chorale has its seasonal concert, and the Texas Ballet Theater? Well, of course its holiday tradition is Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The classic, gorgeous ballet returns to both Dallas (Winspear) and Fort Worth (Bass Hall) for […]

REVIEW: DTC’s feminist ‘Christmas Carol’

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 at 11:34am

REVIEW: DTC’s feminist ‘Christmas Carol’

Ocean’s 11 (out of 10): Frank Ocean’s awesome, long-awaited CD

Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 11:28am

Ocean’s 11 (out of 10): Frank Ocean’s awesome, long-awaited CD ‘Blond’