Putting the ‘X’ in Xmas

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

‘Tis the season for satirist John Waters’ new holiday show ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It is possible that John Waters is the most misunderstood man in America whom everyone thinks they have all figured out. Consider this: The man who helped make drag queens mainstream is so over Halloween. “Halloween used to be […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 • Home, Hearth & Pets

Posted on 17 Nov 2016 at 5:05pm

One-of-a-kind finds Consignment stores and antique malls are excellent places to forage for one-of-a-kind items that say, “The thought counts — and I put in a lot of thought.” We were instantly drawn to this distressed plaster lion face, (at left) which makes a bold adornment to a door or wall, when we stopped by […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 • Sight, Sound & Tech

Posted on 17 Nov 2016 at 5:00pm

Do you hear what I hear? Gotta say: We are obsessed — obsessed! — with the Megaboom portable speaker from Ultimate Ears. Its wireless, Bluetooth connectivity puts it in touch with your smartphone, from which you can stream Podcasts, Pandora, saved music … any audio you can throw at it … all in crystal-clear 360-degree […]


Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:25am

Still trying to figure out what to do on Dec. 31? Consider these food, drink and party options.   RESTAURANTS Dish: Offering a $60 prix fixe mention with optional wine pairings and champagne toast at midnight. Dish-Dallas.com. …  Steel: Two seatings — early (5:30–6:45 p.m.) for three-course dinner ($50) and gala (7–11 p.m.) for four-course […]

Keeping the yuletide gay

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

You can be of good queer this Christmas with our rundown of seasonal classics, old & new Christmas is a time for family (and sometimes recovering from family), cheer, alcohol, more alcohol and finding things to do indoors where ugly sweaters are welcome. And there’s no reason you can’t gay it up, whether it’s watching […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Sight and Sound

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 5:10am

In one ear …. We all know someone who keeps misplacing his earbuds, which means you have to listen to his terrible music over a tinny speaker. Well, the Airbuds are a fun replacement, complete with several soft, form-fitting foam tips and high-quality sound. $40 Available online at Air-Buds.com. ………………….       We got […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Barks and Wags

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 5:05am

Bowl game Would you eat your food off the floor? We’re not animals … and neither are our pets, really. They are part of the family. The Pomeroy pet bowl not only lifts Princess’ food off the floor and away from bugs, it makes digestion easier and cleaning spills less of a mess. Designed in […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Body and Soul

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 5:00am

The state of the union suit The union suit — basically a men’s onesie — has been a classic garment since the 19th century, but it acquires a sexy updating in this version from 2(x)ist with Tartan print trim. The full-sized, step-in singlet provides all-over warmth. Uh-huh. We just think it’s hot. Available in grey/heather […]

She’s a wonder!

Posted on 30 Jun 2011 at 5:02pm

For drag diva Celeste Martinez, Wonder Woman isn’t an act — she’s a way of life ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com …………………… CELESTE MARTINEZ The Rose Room inside Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. July 1­3. Shows begin at approximately 11 p.m. and midnight. Caven. com. …………………… When Michael was a boy, his parents […]

Hot 2 trotters

Posted on 18 Nov 2010 at 5:09pm

Couple Enrique MacGregor and Mark Niermann are back to Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com ON FOOT | MacGregor and Niermann call the Trot a family tradition. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) While most of us will limit our exercise on Thanksgiving Day to waddling from the dining room into the living […]