Pet of the week • 10-17-14

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

Can you tell she’s a staff favorite? And a photographer favorite. And a manager’s favorite. Wonderful Wanda’s a 1 year old Border Collie mix. Her adoption fee is waived, she’s spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to roll. Meet her at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212.  Ask for Wanda #A853160. The Adoption [...]

Criminal minds

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on a spree; Lulu Ward kills Tennessee ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Should we be concerned that Dallas is best known for a presidential assassin, a ruthless oil baron named Ewing, a pair of Depression-Era gangsters and now the Ebola virus? Well, J.R. is dead, Bill O’Reilly has killed Kennedy [...]

Sound investment

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

After years of trying, Chevy Sonic finally scores with barnstorming compact CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com With the Sonic, Chevrolet went from worst to first in the sub-compact segment. Finally, after decades of trying, a small car with big bowtie badges was leading the pack instead of being embarrassed by it. Through the first [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

It’s Halloween, when all you bitches can get your drag on! It is my favorite time of year: Time for haunted houses, cooler weather and girls (and twinks!) dressed in their sluttiest costumes. I swear, y’all turn anything into a “ho” costume. Last year, I saw a slutty Chucky, Freddy Kruger in a thong and [...]

Book review: ‘Male Sex Work and Society’

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

When most people think of sex workers, female prostitutes come to mind. There is evidence, however — explored in Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press, 2014) — that the World’s Oldest Profession may have had practitioners of both sexes all along. It’s widely accepted that ancient Greek and Roman men took younger males [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

October is National Seafood Month, and Dish is celebrating with a selection that includes bay scallops, halibut, gulf shrimp, day boar rockfish, west coast oysters and wild striped bass, served with seasonable vegetables. Visit Dish-Dallas.com for make a reservation. The Dallas Farmers Market has announced that four restaurants and a coffee shop will be anchors [...]

Uptown Tammie Brown

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

Drag Racer and native Texan Tammie Brown goes unplugged at the Texas Veggie Fair ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With his dreamy, porcelain look, shock of twisted henna hair and earth-mother aesthetic, you might peg Tammie Brown — who shot to fame on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race — as a [...]

Superhero’s handbook

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Advice for newbies and pros on navigating Comic Con … from a fangirl who knows from experience CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Since 1994, Dallas Comic Con has been serving up a super-powered collision of comic books, cartoons and caped crusaders galore to the denizens of DFW. If history is any indication, this weekend’s [...]

Lennox, crystal clear

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Nearing 60, Annie Lennox — rock’s coolest chick ever — rails on ‘feminism-lite,’ why we need to get rid of the word ‘gay’ and what makes her nostalgic They don’t make hearts bigger than the one beating inside of Annie Lennox. Despite the icon’s legendary recording career — dating back to the late ’70s — [...]

Best Bets • 10-17-14

Posted on 16 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.17 Saturday 10.18 Chorale launches 35th season with Brave concert It took some guts nearly 35 years ago to launch a gay men’s chorus in the buckle of the Bible Belt, so it’s no surprise that kind of fortitude — and many other kinds — inspired the 35th season opener of the Turtle Creek [...]