With strides by Collins, Sam and Griner, are the Gay Games still relevant?

Posted on 05 Aug 2014 at 12:25pm

The past year marked a watershed for LGBT sports. Athletes at every level — professional, college, high school and amateur — at first ventured, then flooded, out of the closet. Media attention no longer treats gay athletes as exotic creatures, all but unheard of in the real world; stories now focus on more nuanced aspects [...]

Pet of the week • 08-01-14

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs. Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:30am

Diving in with Louganis and Daley Everyone is in a tizzy about the Russians shooting down that Malaysian plane — although, frankly, anyone getting on a Malaysia Airlines flight is taking a big risk these days. But I heard a unique spin on the subject from my pal Greg Louganis. The Olympic diving champ has [...]

A ‘Boy’ and his ‘Dogfight’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

This summer in Dallas has been a golden age for excellent musicals. In addition to DTC’s exceptional rethinking of Les Miz, Uptown Players has mounted the can’t-miss show of the year, and WaterTower Theatre gives a joyous but serious-minded show a crackling production. How to choose? Don’t — see them all. You can start with [...]


Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Woody proves himself a Coward in a medium ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Many filmmakers are lovers of magic, probably because the professions of director and magician have similar skill sets: Adeptness at sleight of hand, misdirection and showing your audience only as much as they need to know for you to trick them. And they [...]

Queer & folk

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

Out Texas musician Jay Brannan steps off the shortbus and into adulthood   Judging from the comments on Jay Brannan’s YouTube channel, the Texas-born, Manhattan-based, openly queer singer-songwriter doesn’t have many haters. He may have the 2006 film Shortbus to thank for the international fan base he has accrued there: on his May 2014 posting [...]

Musical Keyes

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Justin Keyes adds a touch of sexy passion  to his role in DTC’s stirring production of ‘Les Miserables’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Dallas Theater Center’s acclaimed rendering of Les Miserables has been praised for all the invigorating changes made by director Liesl Tommy, especially the modern dress. But if you’re paying attention, there’s [...]

What’s new?

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Gayborhood faves up their games with innovations   We frequent restaurants in part because there’s something reassuring about what they deliver. Even when they change the menu out seasonally, we have a sense for the quality and style. If they don’t evolve, we get bored. But at several gayborhood haunts, recent changes have given us [...]

Best Bets • 08-01-14

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.01 The new Steve and Edie, in concert Ask someone in the 1970s who “Steve and Edie” were, they’d say “Lawrence and Gorme.” But today a more accurate answer would be “Martin and Brickell.” The Oscar-winning funnyman and his alt-rock wife team up — him on banjo (and telling jokes), her on vocals — [...]

Dallas’ Emmanuel Tobias, on (almost) getting on ‘Project Runway’

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 10:01am

Dallas’ Emmanuel Tobias, on (almost) getting on ‘Project Runway’