Drawing Dallas

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

International traveler Alberto Garcia Olivares struggled with his sexuality, but now accepts his true self MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Alberto Garcia Olivares, 26 Occupation: Freelance artist/server Spotted at: Bowser and Reagan streets This international bon vivant was born in Dallas to a Mexican/Spanish father and a Hungarian/Italian mother. His interest in […]

Phoenix rising

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:50am

Downtown Phoenix has enjoyed a recent renaissance, but across the Valley of the Sun foodies, hispters and adventure lovers can find something to revel in   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I came to Casablanca for the waters,” Rick asserts in a classic movie scene. “The waters? But Casablanca is a desert!” his friend […]

’Til death do us part

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:45am

Queer musicmakers Tegan & Sara continue their stylistic evolution with new album lawrence ferber  | Contributing Writer lawrencewferber@hotmail.com Are Canadian synthpop wonders Tegan and Sara trying to tell us something with their catchy new single, “Boyfriend?” Has one of the openly queer Quin twins switched teams since their multiple award-winning 2013 record, Heartthrob? Tegan — older […]

Lena on me

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:35am

How ‘Girls’ created Lena Dunham was inspired by her genderqueer sister to produce the trans documentary ‘Suited’ Suited is the perfect fit for Lena Dunham. As producer of the thought-provoking documentary about the powerful relationship between fashion and identity, Dunham knows firsthand that bending the gender rules by wearing a suit can be a transformative […]

Song for an unsung hero

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:30am

‘Genius,’ the adaptation of gay biographer A. Scott Berg’s portrait of Max Perkins — a giant of American letters — finally makes it to the screen   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When scholars talk about literary giants of the 20th century, they tend to concentrate on the accepted canon: Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Faulkner. Joyce. […]

First look: Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:20am

Although Stephan Pyles hasn’t had a restaurant on The Strip since his game-changing Star Canyon, the superstar chef got his start in the gayborhood 40 years ago when he started working at the now-shuttered The Bronx. Since then, he’s become one of the acknowledged masters of high-end cuisine (the James Beard Foundation even created a […]

Cumming soon

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 6:30am

Alan Cumming: Actor, activist, singer … and lover of sappy songs (as Dallas audiences can soon hear for themselves)   Alan Cumming is the embodiment of a slash-talent — you know: Actor slash memoirist slash cabaret star slash recording artist slash vegan slash gay rights activist.  Though Cumming himself thinks in broader terms. “I sort of […]

Butch is the new black

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 6:15am

Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria — on heroes, trailblazers and an ‘eternity’ in front of the camera First the screwdriver, then the peanut butter. But Lea DeLaria’s love for Orange Is the New Black goes beyond the craftiness of her shenanigans with both a hand tool and a classic sandwich spread as […]

Hot new Strip-pers

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 6:00am

Peeks at the gayborhood’s 3 latest restaurants: Cedar Grove, Zephyr and Street’s Fine Chicken   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor In February, the Zephyr blew in. Then last month it was a game of Chicken. And this week? This week has been all about getting our Grove on. In the past few months, Cedar […]

Best Bets • 06-17-16

Posted on 16 Jun 2016 at 11:30pm

Sunday 06.19 Summer Showcase features fashion & fun The Cedar Springs Merchants Association wants you to feel the Pride as only Texas can do it, and will pull it all together with a Summer Showcase.The runway show (including swimwear from ES Collection, pictured), live and silent auctions and all-around party will be hosted by lifestyle […]