Pet of the week • 08-29-14

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:50am

Meet Justin, A850509, a 4-month-old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped chihuahua. At only 6 pounds he’s the perfect lap dog, but he also loves to walk on a leash and play outside. And who could resist those ears and that tongue? As small as he is, he’s a little nervous in that great big shelter and [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

A spirited Mexican-Irish hybrid. North Texas native Francis McDougall IV mixes kitsch with kitchens MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Francis McDougall IV, 24. Occupation: Cook. Spotted at: Lemmon and Throckmorton. Born in Euless to an Irish father and a Mexican mother, Francis carries on his family name as the fourth in his [...]

Coupe d’etat

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

BMW’s sassy 428i puts the x-factor into xDrive   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Since the iconic BMW 2002 evolved into the 3-Series nearly 40 years ago, the little coupe has been the sassy prince of the Munich-based dynasty. Small, sporty, refined and with just the right amount of attitude, the 3-Series coupe was [...]

Test case

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

The early days of AIDS — from someone who lived it on the inside Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival by Sean Strub (Scribner 2014) $30, 420 pp. In the early 1980s, when AIDS was barely understood, Sean Strub faced a conundrum: He was gay and had engaged in risky behavior, [...]

Mraz-matazz

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

Perpetually sunny musician Jason Mraz hates labels, but vague pronouns and taking up causes for gay rights does little to dissuade speculation about his own sexuality CHRIS AZZOPARDI  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com I won’t tell you what Jason Mraz told me during our interview in early 2012. Realizing after the fact that a political remark [...]

Me & my chateau

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Charming, Old World-style Quebec City melds baguettes and bathhouses Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on gay Canada. With its fairytale setting high on a cliff-top overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Québec City ranks among the most romantic and historic destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Although it’s grown over the years into [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Romeo San Vicent weighs in on casting calls and gay sitcom plots Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher are getting married. Or, rather, their alter egos on the long-running CBS sitcom Two and A Half Men are. No, they aren’t in love. No, they aren’t gay. But according to creator Chuck Lorre, for the show’s 12th [...]

Best Bets • 08-29-14

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Wednesday 09.03 Urie sells Babs in ‘Buyer & Cellar’ Dallas’ Michael Urie, whom we profiled in the recent Applause issue of Dallas Voice, makes his professional stage debut in North Texas in his off-Broadway one-man show, set in Barbra Streisand’s famed basement of collectibles. DEETS: City Performance Hall 2420 Flora St. Sept. 3–6. ATTPAC.org. Friday 08.29 [...]

Pet of the week • 08-22-14

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:40am

PeeWee is a 2-year-old, brown-and-white, Chihuahua-Italian greyhound mix. He loves to snuggle and lay his chin on your shoulder. He is calm but also alert and playful. He’s been at the shelter since July 16, so his adoption fee has been waived. He’s vaccinated and microchipped and will be neutered when you adopt him. Please [...]

Ask Howard

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

How to do what’s wrong right HOWARD LEWIS RUSSELL  | Special Contributor askhoward@dallasvoice.com Dear Howard, I have a twin sister. We’re both gay but we haven’t told our parents yet. We’re 17. When do you think would be a good time to come out to them? We have an older sister that’s 21 and heterosexual; [...]