Sexual roundelay

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 7:25am

Post-Valentine’s, an illustrated history of celebrities sleeping around   The Art of the Affair by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon (Bloomsbury 2017) $20; 88 pp. It’s all about who you know — or, as in the The Art of the Affair, who you’ve dallied with. Somehow, in some way, the people you meet leave fingerprints […]

Cassie Nova • 02-17-17

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 7:20am

Drag rules to live by Good day to you all. I hope you are having a splendid day. Sorry, I just had a frittata for lunch and am feeling fancy. The moment has passed. So what’s up? I have been a little under the weather this week. The past few days have been so beautiful […]

Cabinet level position

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

We chat with Nathan Dennis, one of the out artists with Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, ‘Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities’   It’s a cliché that at some point, all young boys dream of running away to join the circus. A circus. Any circus. You’d think it hasn’t actually happened since the Great Depression. But […]

Transforming minds one truth at a time

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

Trans comedian Ian Harvie on his vast penis collection and comedy as a tool for change   For Ian Harvie, it’s not about earning the title of “first trans person in the world with a one-hour standup special,” though that’s a tag the FTM comedian can now claim. For him, he’s hopeful more trans comedians […]

Ladies sing the blues

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

The return of ‘Her Song’ is catchy cabaret … with a feminist message   It’s the Jazz Age, a time when men dress in tuxedoes and women wear long strings of pearls and hats with feathers. The champagne flows as freely as the music at the Echo Room, a speakeasy-style nightclub run by three siblings […]

Best Bets • 02-17-17

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday  2.18   Chorale takes on La Streisand with Boys Sing Babs cabaret concert Barbra Streisand is the gay diva of all gay divas (OK, maybe Cher has her beat by a whisker). We love her music, her style, her strength. And to prove just how much, the Turtle Creek Chorale is holding a one-night-only […]

TASTING NOTES: V-DAY EDITION

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 7:30am

It’s Valentine’s Day this week, and that meanssweethearts will probably want to exchange flowers, candy and a night out. There are countless options out there — here are a few that caught our eye. Roy’s in Plano celebrates V-Day for five days (Feb. 10–14) with a special that includes a steamed one-lb. lobster and filet […]

Ask Howard

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 7:20am

Ah, fabulous February! Nothing about your perversely truncated 28 days (sometimes 29, all right!) is homosexually sane: What other month ever dared even invent two holiday celebrations more diametrically lunatic for gay psyches to absorb than Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras — one a paean to cartoon monogamy, eternally held hallow; the other a Dionysian […]

Making lemonade

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

Out self-help author and motivational speaker M.J. Dougherty moves ahead by screwing up   Life has handed M.J. Dougherty many lemons — perhaps more than his fair share. Yet he has deftly managed to transform the proverbial sour fruit of hardship into something sweetly satisfying. Compiling anecdotes of his triumph over personal misfortune, Dougherty authored […]

Short & bittersweet

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

The Oscar-nominated short films are ripe with political importance; also, how ‘The Salesman’ might be this year’s martyred frontrunner This year’s Academy Awards season is a jumble for prognosticating, in no small part because cultural issues like #OscarsSoWhite, the travel ban and other horrors of the Trump presidency give the academy a chance to take […]