Toast points

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

Gourmet toast trend gets Texas treatment at Society Bakery ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ever since everyone with an Instagram account and a DVR season pass to Top Chef became a self-appointed foodie, culinary crazes have become — along with sports playoffs and video game releases — a driving force in the Zeitgeist [...]

Girl on Girls • 07-03-15

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:50am

Jenny Block wonders: How do you convince a straight guy you’re gay? He seemed perfectly nice. And we had been having so much fun all evening. He was flirty. So I made sure to mention my girlfriend enough times to be sure he “understood.” And then it happened, as it all too often does. “You [...]

Midnighter in the garden of gay & evil

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Out comic book writer Steve Orlando, on the return of DC Comics’ supergay superhero Gay fanboys rejoice! Midnighter is here. Launched in June, DC Comics’ Midnighter series, from out writer Steve Orlando, is about the “first gay male superhero to headline a mainstream comic.” If Midnighter’s name is familiar, he’s been around (and gay) since the [...]

The Garden Island

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

Scenic, remote Kauai isn’t the busiest isle for tourism, but it may be the best Nobody on Kauai will give you a hard time for simply lazing on one of the island’s gorgeous beaches every waking hour of your vacation. Still, you may find it impossible to resist the countless opportunities for outdoor adventure on [...]

It’s always fair weather

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

The SCOTUS ruling has led many on social media to show their true colors — and triggered many to click on the ‘unfriend’ button ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It’s rare that a piece of news can bring so many people together at once without a sports team or election involved. And on [...]

Midsummer CDs

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

From Shamir to Lamar, we rank the best music (so far) of 2015 We are at the midpoint of 2015 (I know — insane), which means we are at the start of the year’s movie season … but fully half way through the year in records. So what unmissable discs have you missed? Here are [...]

‘Infinitely Polar Bear,’ ‘The Wolfpack’

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:20am

The 4th of July is one of the biggest movie weekends of the year, so it’s not just Magic Mike XXL and the other big tentpole film, Terminator Genisys, that are competing for your attention. Here are two more weekend releases to look for (both now playing at the Angelika Mockingbird Station). Infinitely Polar Bear. [...]

‘Dirty Dancing’

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:30am

The movie version of Dirty Dancing is one of those Hits That Never Should Have Been. Set in a Catskills resort in the early 1960s, is a cheesier-than-a-fromagerie romance about “bad boy” Johnny who seduces a virginal suburban princess (with the weirdly infantilizing name Baby) with his erotic hip swinging and musky masculinity. Daddy wouldn’t [...]

Review: ‘Folsom Forever’

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:25am

It’s still Pride Month for a few more days, so why not recommend a documentary that really presents the outer limits of what gay Pride means in some quarters? The DVD Folsom Forever: The Story of How a Kinky Rebellious Street Festival Captured the Heart of San Francisco (2015 Breaking Glass Pictures) turns an unflinching eye [...]

Cassie Nova • 06-26-15

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:20am

Cassie answers crazy questions! What’s up, my babies? I hope you are all having a fabulous summer. Every column I write, I ask you peeps to send me your questions. I always say, “Ask anything you want, no question off limits!” Well, one guy out there has taken that to heart, and about twice a [...]