Best Bets • 04-21-17

Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.21 — Saturday 04.22 Jaston Williams returns with ‘Tuna’ … only not onstage Jaston Williams will forever be known for co-writing and co-starring in Greater Tuna and all its related plays, so word that he’s bringing a new production to North Texas is awesome… even though this time it is as a director (with […]

Cassie Nova • 04-14-17

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:20am

Cassie says, haters gonna hate Hello, all. I am really confused and frustrated with the world. I guess we all are, about many different things. This week I am frustrated by people getting offended by every little thing. I pride myself on being funny. I get that some folks don’t think I am. I am […]

The Wedding planner

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:30am

Del Shores revisits the residents of Winters, Texas, in his timely — and hilarious — ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Del Shores hops into his rental car, pops in a CD of Brandy Clark, and rushes from the Design District to Oak Cliff for a meeting with a potential […]

Life in the in-between

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:15am

Zo Pryor, a teenaged, self-identified genderqueer actor, casts in doubt the privileges of ‘Straight White Men’ JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer Ever-so-slowly, the world is changing when it comes to its transgender — as well as its “non-binary” — population. Obviously, we are far from an ideal state. Change can be agonizingly slow. But […]

My mean, lean Greek tragedy

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:00am

DTC’s outdoor vision of ‘Electra’ The first thing you hear in Dallas Theater Center’s new adaptation of Electra is breath panting in your ear. It comes as a shock — so intimate, so real. The DTC has supplied every patron with headphones, which brings every word conspiratorially into your brain. It’s a practical device — […]

Best Bets • 04-14-17

Posted on 13 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.14 — Saturday 04.15 Che Malambo brings Latin dance to the City Performance Hall Based on Argentina, the dance company Che Malambo has been described as a testosterone-fueled dance extravaganza… and that’s more than enough to get us interested. Combining the rhythmic pulse of stomping and drumming with precise choreography and the passion of […]

Nazca Kitchen to open second location in Uptown Friday

Posted on 10 Apr 2017 at 12:38pm

Nazca Kitchen, the South American-inspired restaurant that has occupied the same corner at Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway since 2012, is finally expanding its scope … right into Uptown. The second location will open Friday in the West Village, at the corner of Cityplace West and Noble Street. It will be serve an all-day […]

Whole lotta shit going on

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

The new Podcast ‘S-Town’ paints a vivid portrait of a cynical small-town gay intellectual “I’ve about had enough of Shittown and the things that goes on,” is how listeners are introduced to John B. McLemore, who identifies himself as living in “Shittown, Alabama,” though most of the residents prefer to call it by its real […]

REVIEWS: ‘Prisoner,’ ‘Remnants’

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:30am

Ryan Adams, Prisoner. Ryan Adams, known in part for making Taylor Swift cooler to pop-resistant granola girls (he recorded, in full, a beautiful version of her Grammy-winning 1989 behemoth), is back to his old tricks on Prisoner. As usual, the beloved feelings guy dives deep into his torn psyche for rockers doused in punchy guitars […]

Ask Howard

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:25am

How to do the wrong thing right The most famous verse about springtime ever penned — “April is the cruelest month” (thank you, T.S. Eliot) — was apparently coined not in reference to, say, taxes being due or allergy season descending on us, but rather to all lads whom one meets in high spring being […]