2014 Holiday Gift Guide online special: Keep your elves warm this year

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 9:30am

Keep your favorite Santa’s elves warm and comfy and stylish this holiday season with the Tipsy Elves Fur Christmas Hat, and the Nutcracker sweater. The hat, available in red houndstooth, is $25, and the sweater is $65. Both are available at Outlines Men’s Wear, 3906 Cedar Springs Road. 214-528-1955 OutlinesMenswear.com.   Give the gift of [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:25am

Hello everybody. I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving. The season of over-indulgence has definitely begun. I should probably just go ahead and buy a pair of stretch maternity pants now. You know how old people can predict the weather by how their bones feel? Well, I have turned into one of those old [...]

ABOUT THE COVER ARTIST: MEET ROBB CONOVER

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:20am

Pop! Bang! Bam! Robb Conover brings drama to every day life When Robb Conover was asked to create the cover for Dallas Voice’s Art Issue, he couldn’t say no. He loves when his artwork can support the gay community. “I’ve always been very active in the gay and arts communities,” he said. “Whether it’s at [...]

Watching paint dry

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Mark Leonard, the DMA’s chief art restorer, takes brush to canvas in order to make himself disappear ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Mark Leonard can’t recall a time when he didn’t have a brush or a pencil or crayon in his hand. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t painting or drawing,” he says. But he [...]

Strokes of genius

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Gay artist Baron Farha opens up about his process STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com Getting inside an artist’s mind is rarely easy. An exception is discussing the inspirations of Baron Farha — a gay Dallas artist who’s keenly in touch with his own creative process … even if some of it is beyond explanation. Farha’s [...]

In search of the Emerald City

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Dallas designer & digital artist Rey Ortiz: Hola, Yellow Brick Road J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com One of the advantages of being in the closet? That’s where people keep all their best fashions. And for Rey Ortiz, fashion has become a calling. Before he came out, Ortiz made his living doing animation [...]

Best Bets • 11-28-14

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 11.29 Theatre Britain goes camp with its Christmas panto of  ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Theatre Britain revives its Christmas tradition: The annual English panto — a play that’s part musical, part comedy, part children’s entertainment and very, very campy. As always, there’s a “dame” — the frivolous female played by a man in drag. [...]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide online special: The couch potato’s heavenly remote

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 9:30am

Forget the TV remote. Your couch potato needs the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home universal remote that works with more than 270,000 connected devices to make your home “smarter” than ever. And you can use the Harmony Mobile App to create customized activities that group device commands to initiate at the same time. For instance, create [...]

Pet of the Week • 11-28-14

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

Meet Murphy, a handsome Great Pyrenees mix who was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. He will make a great companion to go on walks with or to just hang out with the family. Murphy knows many tricks: He can “sit,” and demonstrate “down” and “wait” commands. Murphy will make a great companion [...]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide online special: Doggy styling

Posted on 26 Nov 2014 at 6:30pm

The weather forecasters are predicting an especially cold winter this year, so you want to make sure your dogs are warm and cozy when the cold winds blow. And this Petrageous Quilted Christmas Jacket fits the bill not just for warm and cozy, but for stylish too. Available in sizes XS to XL, from $26-$32, [...]