Dallas Travel & Adventure Show this weekend

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

  Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to play a vacation. Indeed, when it begins to get cold you can head toward warmer climates, or find a great snowy destination to ski or board to your heart’s content. But where makes sense for you? The 5th annual Dallas [...]

Grief & love

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

A heartbreaking novel of loss, and a how-to guide for parents  of gay children  All I Love and Know by Judith Frank (Wm. Morrow 2014) $27. 432 pp. It wasn’t until they were mid-flight to Tel Aviv that Matt Greene had time to process the phone call that came the day before. He remembered dully [...]

Carolina honey

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

With same-sex marriage legal there, Asheville, N.C., soars as a destination If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore. Also mentioned in that mix is Asheville. This small mountain metropolis in western North Carolina has long been ­­­, [...]

Criminal minds

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on a spree; Lulu Ward kills Tennessee ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Should we be concerned that Dallas is best known for a presidential assassin, a ruthless oil baron named Ewing, a pair of Depression-Era gangsters and now the Ebola virus? Well, J.R. is dead, Bill O’Reilly has killed Kennedy [...]

Sound investment

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

After years of trying, Chevy Sonic finally scores with barnstorming compact CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com With the Sonic, Chevrolet went from worst to first in the sub-compact segment. Finally, after decades of trying, a small car with big bowtie badges was leading the pack instead of being embarrassed by it. Through the first [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

It’s Halloween, when all you bitches can get your drag on! It is my favorite time of year: Time for haunted houses, cooler weather and girls (and twinks!) dressed in their sluttiest costumes. I swear, y’all turn anything into a “ho” costume. Last year, I saw a slutty Chucky, Freddy Kruger in a thong and [...]

Book review: ‘Male Sex Work and Society’

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

When most people think of sex workers, female prostitutes come to mind. There is evidence, however — explored in Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press, 2014) — that the World’s Oldest Profession may have had practitioners of both sexes all along. It’s widely accepted that ancient Greek and Roman men took younger males [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

October is National Seafood Month, and Dish is celebrating with a selection that includes bay scallops, halibut, gulf shrimp, day boar rockfish, west coast oysters and wild striped bass, served with seasonable vegetables. Visit Dish-Dallas.com for make a reservation. The Dallas Farmers Market has announced that four restaurants and a coffee shop will be anchors [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

Nate Berkus pregnant? Well, kinda No time for personal anecdotes this week. No bon mots from my glamorous life. No bitching about how I think T-Mobile committed fraud with false promises that left me stranded in Eastern Europe. Nope, we have to get right to Aretha Franklin on The Late Show with David Letterman. You’d think [...]

Martin-izing WaterTower

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

Family man Terry Martin begins his 15th season as WTT’s artistic director with ‘Bonnie & Clyde’   MARK LOWRY  | Contributing Writer marklowry@theaterjones.com Many people figure this out as they get older, but 30 years ago if you told a twentysomething Terry Martin that he’d one day identify as two things he couldn’t fathom at the [...]