Review: ‘Bridges of Madison County’

Posted on 03 Feb 2016 at 8:59pm

If you weren’t around when Robert James Waller’s novel The Bridges of Madison County dropped in 1992, you probably can’t fully appreciate its cultural impact. It was, in retrospect, the Midwestern equivalent of 50 Shades of Grey: Poorly written treacle masquerading as grand romance. It was almost a parody of itself from the start, with [...]

WTT announces new Discovery Series for spring, with gay content

Posted on 02 Feb 2016 at 1:00am

WTT announces Discovery Series for spring

Ask Howard • 01.29.16

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:30am

How to do the wrong thing right Dear Howard, I considered myself bona fide heterosexual way back in the ’90s; consequently, I’m the proud parent now of a beautiful teenage daughter — living proof that if you fear alternative sexual consequences badly enough, you can perform any feat. I’ve wised up in the years since, [...]

Queer Clips: The Oscar-nominated live action and animated shorts

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:25am

One of my favorite things each Oscar season is the release at the Magnolia Theatre of the short films that otherwise are almost impossible to see. Each winter, they rotate the animated and live action shorts (the Texas Theatre often runs the documentary short programs as well). And that week has arrived. There’s always a [...]

Tasting Notes: Chinese New Year Edition

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:20am

Wolfgang Puck made his name in the 1980s with his signature restaurant Chinois, so it’s no surprise that Chinese New Year is an important date at all of his restaurants still, including Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower. From Feb. 8–11, the restaurant will feature a Year of the Monkey-inspired tasting menu in place of its [...]

Spicy Italian sausage, no dressing

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:30am

Aptly named gay cook Adrian De Berardinis’ hirsute pursuit of culinary creativity landed him on the sexy new webseries ‘The Bear Naked Chef’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Adrian De Berardinis puts the “bear” in “bare.” On his new webseries, The Bear Naked Chef, the out-and-proud, hairy, muscular, tatted-up, New York-trained chef combines [...]

Exploring muxé* *Rhymes with gay

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:15am

Teatro Dallas’ performing arts festival looks at the sexually accepting culture of Southern Mexico in ‘Another Day of Partying’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Even in the 1950s when she was just a girl, Cora Cardona was surrounded by gay people. And surprisingly — at least to our contemporary sensibilities — it was no [...]

Scene stealer

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 6:00am

In just 3 years, Kelsey Ervi has established a reputation as one of North Texas’ most peripatetic theater professionals. And she’s just getting started ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor When last we caught up with Kelsey Leigh Ervi, she was a relative newcomer to the North Texas theater scene — working as an assistant [...]

Scene • 01.29.16

Posted on 28 Jan 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4: • Alexandre’s: Filter Kings on Friday. No Label on Saturday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. So Strung Out with Spencer West on Thursday. • Brick/Joe’s: AIDS Walk South Dallas Benefit Show hosted by Ida Mae Watergate and performances by a variety of special guests at 11 p.m. [...]

Best Bets • 01.29.16

Posted on 28 Jan 2016 at 6:10pm

Sunday 01.31 Opera luminaries Flicka and Jake, together again … in concert When last we saw Frederica von Stade, she was delighting audiences in the world premiere of composer Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at the Winspear. Well, these opera luminaries (and personal friends) have teamed up again for an afternoon of music, with “Flicka” singing a [...]