BREAKING: Kitchen LTO taps new chef, artist for Version 6.0

Posted on 08 Feb 2016 at 11:08am

BREAKING: Kitchen LTO taps new chef, artist for Version 6.0

BREAKING: Fort Worth’s gay-owned Tap House closing its doors for good

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 4:36pm

BREAKING: Fort Worth’s gay owned Tap House closing its doors for good

Tasting notes: Literary Edition

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 11:25am

Last month, I blogged that comedy writer and on-air cooking show personality Greg Cope White would be in Dallas promoting his new memoir, The Pink Marine with TV appearances and book signings. Well, that was the plan … until White had to have emergency heart surgery at the last minute. He rescheduled his appearances, and [...]

Cassie Nova • 02.05.16

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:30am

Cassie is a car guy? Who knew!? Hey howdy, everybody. I hope y’all are enjoying this so-called “winter” we are having. I know we all see all the snow and ice on the news in all those faraway lands like New York or D.C. and say, “Thank God we are in Texas.” But I really [...]

Queer like me

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:20am

Jarrett Neal’s collection of fearless essays explores sexuality and race What Color is Your Hoodie? Essays on Black Gay Identity by Jarrett Neal (Chelsea Station Editions 2015) $18; 175 pp. Born to a 14-year-old mother and raised in a household with an alcoholic grandfather, Jarrett Neal was in eighth grade when his gym class accidentally [...]

­Confessions off the dancefloor

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 6:30am

20 years ago, self-described ‘front row bitch’ Matthew Rettenmund wrote an exhaustive compendium of all things Madge. Now he revisits the ultimate tribute of literary superfandom, ‘The Encyclopedia Madonnica’ Matthew Rettenmund is only kidding, but his enduring commitment to Madonna isn’t lost on him when he jokes, “She has me on speed hang-up.” It’s a [...]

A cookbook that sizzles

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 6:15am

Wesley Smoot’s ‘Home-O-Erotic Cookbook’ — going from beefcake to just desserts ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Wesley Smoot has a passion for publishing. And a passion for food. And he’s a gay man, so also a passion for hot, half-naked guys. The question was: How could he explore all three? The answer was: [...]

Love and (gay) marriage

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 6:00am

The history of same-sex marriage is longer than you think; also, YA romance with a trans twist The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World by Michael McConnell with Jack Baker (as told to Gail Langer Karwoski) (University of Minnesota Press 2016) $22.95; 200 pp. As a child playing with neighborhood girls, Michael McConnell remembers wanting the [...]

Scene • 02.05.16

Posted on 04 Feb 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Feb. 5–11: • Alexandre’s: Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea on Friday. Mi Diva Loca on Saturday. Karaoke with Wayne Smith on Sunday. • BJ’s NXS!: Fat Tuesday Party with DJ T. Diamonds at 9 p.m. with 30 hot dancers to entertain on Tuesday. • Brick/Joe’s: Win Dubal D’s [...]

Best Bets • 02.05.16

Posted on 04 Feb 2016 at 4:10pm

Friday 02.05 Texas Theatre, Cine Wilde team for screening and party of ‘The Hunger,’ honoring David Bowie The death of the pioneering artist David Bowie continues to resonate, and Cine Wilde — the monthly gay film fest — has paired up again with Texas Theatre to screen one of his most outrageous and stylish films, [...]