Pet of the week • 07-03-15

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:05am

  I’m Cory. They say I’m the life of the party and I don’t deny it. I’m fun and easy to please. House, apartment — either is fine with me as long as you are up for a nice walk from time to time. My coat is easy care; an occasional brushing and seasonal grooming [...]

Toast points

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

Gourmet toast trend gets Texas treatment at Society Bakery ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ever since everyone with an Instagram account and a DVR season pass to Top Chef became a self-appointed foodie, culinary crazes have become — along with sports playoffs and video game releases — a driving force in the Zeitgeist [...]

Girl on Girls • 07-03-15

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

Jenny Block wonders: How do you convince a straight guy you’re gay? He seemed perfectly nice. And we had been having so much fun all evening. He was flirty. So I made sure to mention my girlfriend enough times to be sure he “understood.” And then it happened, as it all too often does. “You [...]

Midnighter in the garden of gay & evil

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Out comic book writer Steve Orlando, on the return of DC Comics’ supergay superhero Gay fanboys rejoice! Midnighter is here. Launched in June, DC Comics’ Midnighter series, from out writer Steve Orlando, is about the “first gay male superhero to headline a mainstream comic.” If Midnighter’s name is familiar, he’s been around (and gay) since the [...]

The Garden Island

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

Scenic, remote Kauai isn’t the busiest isle for tourism, but it may be the best Nobody on Kauai will give you a hard time for simply lazing on one of the island’s gorgeous beaches every waking hour of your vacation. Still, you may find it impossible to resist the countless opportunities for outdoor adventure on [...]

Book Review

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:35am

Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents by Bob Morris (Twelve 2015) $25; 192 pp. As Bob Morris watched his husband, Ira, struggle with his mother’s ageing issues, Morris understood the emotions Ira was going through. Caring for an elderly parent “has become the new normal,” Morris writes, and he should know: He helped [...]

It’s always fair weather

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

The SCOTUS ruling has led many on social media to show their true colors — and triggered many to click on the ‘unfriend’ button ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It’s rare that a piece of news can bring so many people together at once without a sports team or election involved. And on [...]

Midsummer CDs

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

From Shamir to Lamar, we rank the best music (so far) of 2015 We are at the midpoint of 2015 (I know — insane), which means we are at the start of the year’s movie season … but fully half way through the year in records. So what unmissable discs have you missed? Here are [...]

‘Infinitely Polar Bear,’ ‘The Wolfpack’

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:20am

The 4th of July is one of the biggest movie weekends of the year, so it’s not just Magic Mike XXL and the other big tentpole film, Terminator Genisys, that are competing for your attention. Here are two more weekend releases to look for (both now playing at the Angelika Mockingbird Station). Infinitely Polar Bear. [...]

More than meets the eyes

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

Texas-bred dreamboat Matt Bomer talks fatherhood, mancrushing with Channing Tatum and his up-sized role in ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Matt Bomer is not buying all the buzz about Matt Bomer. Channeling his trademark charm, the actor calls it “sheer fallacy” that anyone — let alone heterosexual men — could possibly find his piercing baby-blue eyes swoon-worthy. And [...]