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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 • Body & Soul

Posted on 17 Nov 2016 at 3:10pm

Is there in truth no beauty? Dolly famously said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” but the truth is, beauty costs. And you need to make the most of your dollars. So products by First Aid Beauty are investments in you, or that special someone on your list. Put together a […]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:40am

Cassie’s tongue-in-mouth disease Hello, friends and bitches. I hope you all are having a freakin’ fabulous day. If not, quit being a Debbie Downer and perk up, Buttercup! Life is short. Fake it till you make it. Put on a smile until you believe it. Drink an entire pot of coffee, eat a Snickers, do […]

Opera review: ‘Moby-Dick’

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:35am

Opera thrives on revivals. Unlike plays and musicals, which replenish themselves at a brisk pace, new operas are few and far between. But the Dallas Opera has nurtured new works in recent years (three in 2015 alone), and leading off the pack was 2010’s Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie (libretto by Gene Scheer). It made an […]

Best Bets • 11-11-16

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:30am

Thursday 11.17 — Sunday 12.11 T3 stages world premiere by its artistic director Bruce Coleman A blizzard in 1867 strands the Poteet family, and long-buried secrets and feelings begin to emerge as the members work out the path to their true happiness. Bruce R. Coleman, interim artistic director of Theatre 3, wrote the world premiere […]

QUEER CLIPS: ‘King Cobra’ ‘Loving’ ‘Arrival’

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:25am

King Cobra. If the events of this week weren’t already proof enough, we’re definitely living in a new millennium. We’re through the looking glass, people — where Oscar nominated actor James Franco can be bent over a pool table yelling “Give me that big dick!” and not worry about his movie-star cred. Where ’80s heartthrob […]

Our better ‘Angels’

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Kushner’s epic about the AIDS years makes a triumphal return to Uptown Angels in America is a play that shouldn’t work. It has tons of negatives, from the subject matter (the way we, as a culture, dealt with AIDS during the height of the plague during the Reagan Era) to the structure (ultra-realism combined with […]

Pat down

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 6:30am

Queer crime queen Patricia Cornwell, on Scarpetta and embracing ‘Chaos’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor It’s been a while since Patricia Cornwell has been in Texas, and she is jonesing for one thing only the Lone Star State can adequately deliver. “What I wanna know is, where is the best chicken fried steak and white […]

A wonderful guy

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 6:15am

Out film professor Sean Griffin explores the majesty of ‘South Pacific’ Sean Griffin got lucky at the movies. Like, literally, his entire life was shaped by flicks of celluloid racing past his eyes. “ All of my earliest memories are related to movies,” he says. “My first conscious memory is holding my dad’s hand walking down […]