Pet of the week 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:45am

Sweetie is a 1-year-old female boxer mix with a gentle disposition looking for a home to call her own. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped — and will look great lying in front of your fireplace. Please visit her at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas 75212.  Ask for Sweetie, [...]

Billy Masters • 03-13-15

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:35am

Farewell Dirk Shafer, Kelly Osbourne Life has a funny way of putting things into perspective. Last weekend I was down in South Florida attending the Winter Party, an annual fundraiser for the LGTBQ Task Force. While going through my extensive wardrobe, I was bemoaning the fact that I did not lose the 10 pounds I [...]

BOOK REVIEW: Being black on the Great White Way

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:30am

Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way by Stewart F. Lane (Square One Publishers 2015) $40; 288 pp. When William Alexander Brown decided to retire, he knew where he’d do it: in the two-story home he’d purchased in Lower Manhattan. It was 1821 and Brown, a free black man, knew that there were [...]

Expect the unexpected

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:25am

A luxurious Hyundai? A soulful Toyota? Don’t be surprised once you’ve tried the new Genesis and RAV4 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer What is a luxury car? Cars wearing the three-pointed star, chrome L, four rings, spinning propeller or family crests are obvious indicia. They’ve earned credentials (in some cases, for more than a century). [...]

Parental guidance

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:20am

New moms Brandi Carlile and Kelly Clarkson: No longer the girls next door Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Now that her major-label days are over, Brandi Carlile can get her hands as dirty as she wants. Indulging entirely in the authenticity of the sound she’s been honing since her second album (2007’s T-Bone Burnett-produced The Story), [...]

Dressed for success

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:30am

Mary Houlihan, an out fashion stylist with Trunk Club, turns clothes shopping for the well-dressed gentleman into a hands-on experience J. DENTON BRICKER   Contributing Writer Mary Houlihan’s love for fashion really began to flourish during her early teens. She would wait for her older sister to go out, sneak into her room, crank up [...]

To hell with winter!

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

North Texans are fed up with the ice, snow and cold. Where else can you replenish but in sunny Fort Lauderdale? Since its rapid transformation in the early 1990s into one of the world’s leading gay vacation destinations, sunny Fort Lauderdale has continued on a steady path of exciting new developments. Swanky contemporary hotels have [...]

One flew over the cuckold’s nest

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

The vagaries of love, from Moliere to ‘Medea’ In true repertory fashion, Dallas Theater Center is currently producing two plays simultaneously, with largely the same casts, at alternate performances. And while on the surface they don’t appear to have a lot in common, I think they actually do. On the main stage of the Kalita, [...]

Best Bets • 03-13-015

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.06 Kitchen Dog enters Oscar race with ‘Wilde/Earnest’ While DTC is gussying up The School for Wives at the Kalita (see the review on Page 23), Kitchen Dog is giving audiences its own take on another classic. Company member Lee Trull adapted and directed Wilde/Earnest, his take on Oscar Wilde’s undisputed masterwork that gives a [...]

REVIEW: ‘Bull’

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 at 8:53am

Thomas (Ian Ferguson), a schlubby British salesman, fidgets nervously in a stark room. Across from him, Isobel (Natalie Young) sits coolly, dressed elegantly and moving with the stealth of a panther. “Why didn’t you wear your good suit?” she asks Thomas. He thought this was his good suit. Maybe she’s screwing with him. Then Tony (Alex [...]