Amazing graze

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Why can’t a steakhouse be a fine-dining experience? Knife proves it can ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When John Tesar first came to Dallas, to take over the kitchen of The Mansion on Turtle Creek where Dean Fearing had ruled for two decades, he was jumping into a shark tank. How do you replace [...]

Knife imitates art

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

The recent kerfuffle between volatile chef John Tesar and a food critic played out like a movie plot, drawing national attention to Dallas’ foodie scene. We go inside the controversy and examine how a local steakhouse is redefining a lot more than just social media, it’s also reinventing a sacrosanct Texas institution ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  [...]

The Doctor is OUT

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Gay Dallas couple’s ‘Doctor Who’-themed engagement photos go viral SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer For young guys — 24 and 28 — TJ Mundell and Timmy Patterson, are, to say the least, enthusiastic fans of the 50-year-old BBC television series Doctor Who. The sci-fi series, which reinvents itself with new actors and style every few years, [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Grindr lovers take note: Cheating need not be physical to destroy trust This wonderfully hot Texas summer is not so nice to a thick bitch. I have lived in Texas my whole life, yet the furnace-like temperatures still get to me sometimes. This summer alone, I have suffered from sunburn, sweat blindness and swamp ass. [...]

Best Bets • 08-22-14

Posted on 21 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.22 Time to Panic! … at South Side Ballroom Brendon Urie, the queer-friendly frontman for the band Panic! at the Disco, will give you a chance to panic at a disco yourself … or at least, a ballroom, as the band shows up in The Cedars Friday for The Gospel Tour, in support of [...]

CD review: Jason Mraz, ‘Yes!’

Posted on 21 Aug 2014 at 10:21am

“Love Someone” fits that sensitive-guy-with-a-guitar role, but so does most of the album

Disclosure: The gay interview

Posted on 20 Aug 2014 at 12:09pm

Guy Lawrence, half of the dance-pop team Disclosure, on his gay influences and why he loves Beyonce and Sam Smith

Billy Masters

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:30am

Is Bryan Singer lawsuit off its rails? You know that lawsuit against Bryan Singer, pictured, and others about sexually abusing male youths in the ’90s? Well, it looks like that entire situation might be going away … or at least on hiatus, as we say in the biz. In the weeks since Michael Egan brought [...]


Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas’ performing arts scene has been growing tremendously in the past recent years, and although that momentum has mainly been propelled by theater, dance is on its heels. “We have seen a surge, over the past four years, and it’s wonderful,” says Gayle Halperin about the dance scene. “There are more dancers here now, and [...]

IN BRIEF: ‘Full Gallop,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

The version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, onstage at the Winspear through Aug. 24, feels like a fresher, hipper version of a musical that’s — gasp! — nearly 30 years old. Old things don’t usually seem younger, but when you add a flavor of steampunk and sex appeal, plus erase a [...]