Cassie Nova • 05-26-17

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:25am

Hey, y’all. Hope you are all having a wonderful freakin’ day. So last week, as I was leaving to go to work, I saw a pretty big tarantula walking through my back yard. Not a big deal to us — we see three or four each year out here in Midlothian. I grabbed a big […]

Best Bets • 05-26-17

Posted on 25 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.26 — Sunday 08.20   Iris Van Herpen: Fashion as high art If you think you’ll find Iris Van Herpen’s designs on a rack at Neiman Marcus, you’re seriously mistaken. Although her pieces have walked runways and been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, her dresses — some 3-D printed, some make of […]

Deep Inside Hollywood

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:40am

‘Rent’ to the small screen … and did you hear about Alia Shawkat? Live musicals are busting out all over TV, thanks to the success of adaptations of The Wiz, Grease and Hairspray (we’ve all forgotten about the way we dragged that stiff Peter Pan on Twitter and have forgiven it for being weird and […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:35am

Taste of Addison, National Burger Day and sake in a box   The annual Taste of Addison runs all this weekend, with admission just $20 Friday and Saturday, and free all day Sunday. Not only will local restaurants like Blue Goose Cantina, Dickey’s, i Fratelli Pizza, Mad Hatter Baker and Public School 972 serve up […]

Into the woods… and out of the closet

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:30am

Into the Woods isn’t the only place you can get a fresh look at Little Red Riding Hood this week. Playwright Ben Schroth is contributing his own revisionist version with the staged reading of his latest play, Little Red, which will be performed May 19, 25 and 27 at the Bath House Cultural Center as […]

Mob manic

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:25am

The weekend was all set. Detective Heath Barrington had everything planned down to the last detail: He and police officer Alan Keyes were heading to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, just the two of them, under the guise of a “fishing trip.”  It was 1947, after all, and discretion was absolutely necessary for two professional […]

Little bears

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:20am

Photog Blake Little brings his sexy books to Dallas in time for TBRU   When we say we’re always excited to see “Little bears,” we don’t mean grizzly cubs or koalas or even small-statured hairy gay men — in fact, we don’t mean “tiny” at all. Nope, we are referring to the bearish men that […]

Best Bets • 05-19-17

Posted on 18 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.19 — Sunday 05.21 Dance, dance revolution … in Dallas and Fort Worth If you’re a fan of dance, this weekend could be a boon … or anxiety-producing. Because Friday through Sunday, both Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Texas Ballet Theatre are doing spring performances. At DBDT, the Spring Celebration is the season-closing mix […]

Cassie Nova • 05-12-17

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 7:20am

Everyone’s stupid sometimes   Hey, all. You ever have one of those weeks that remind you of how stupid you really are? I have for sure had those, including this week. Let’s start with last Monday. I was getting ready for my show at JR.’s and I stepped into the bathroom to put on my […]

Best Bets • 05-12-17

Posted on 11 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Thursday 05.18 — Sunday 05.21 Texas Bear Round Up celebrates 22nd event with Boot Camp The Texas Bear Round Up — one of the biggest bear events in the country — is an annual gathering of bears, wolves, otters and their admirers, put on by the Dallas Bears. This year’s event arrives two months later […]