Queer eye

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 7:25am

Queertographer Jess T. Dugan documents trans bodies in daring new project There’s a photograph of Jess T. Dugan from 2005 with bandages over where her breasts used to be. She’s standing nude beside her mother and the two are pillars. The photo is a powerful declaration of self — recognizing it, embracing it. “I have always [...]

Girl on Girls • 05.06.16

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 7:20am

Jenny Block gets off on May: It’s National Masturbation Month! Editor’s note: May is National Masturbation Month. You can probably imagine what the best way to celebrate is. If you’re a guy, you likely don’t need a special month to remind you how great and important — and necessary! — masturbation is. But if you’re [...]

Best Bets • 05.06.16

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.06 — Saturday 05.14 DTC, Cara Mia cross the border with ‘Deferred Action’ What happens to a DREAM Act deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? That’s the question posed by the world premiere play Deferred Action, a co-venture of the Dallas Theater Center and Cara Mia Theatre Co. Locally [...]

Scene • 05.06.16

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of May 6–12: • Alexandre’s: Gary Floyd and friends on Friday. Ashleigh Smith on Saturday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. Ilumin on Thursday. • BJ’s NXS!: First prize of $100 for Strip Off from 10 p.m.-midnight on Sunday. • Brick/Joe’s: Miss DIVA Pageant benefits Resource Center Food Pantry at 7 p.m. on [...]

Vengeance is mine

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 1:45pm

Cap & Co. are back, but it’s the newcomer who pounces in ‘Civil War’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Marvel fans don’t want to hear it, but the plot of Captain America: Civil War bears striking similarities to DC’s recent Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Both deal with nations getting antsy about whether [...]

Play memory

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:25am

Forgetfulness as self-preservation in ‘God Pan’ Frank (Drew Wall) and Jamie (Alex Organ) haven’t seen each other in 25 years, but have met at a Brooklyn coffeehouse to catch up on old times: Jamie — a buttoned-down journalist with a bad memory — still visits the boys’ old babysitter, who’s in an old-folks home; Frank [...]

Cassie Nova • 04.29.16

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:20am

When he violates your trust, can he ever win it back? Well, it depends … Hello, my people. I hope you are all doin’ your own thang, keepin’ it real or keeping it 100 or any other hip, trendy things the kids are saying these days. I for one am exhausted, but so excited that [...]

Best Bets • 04.29.16

Posted on 28 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.29— Sunday 05.01 Purple Party spins a weekend of partying for a cause Although they call it the Purple Party (singular), there are actually five events all weekend long at this circuit party and fundraiser from the all-volunteer Purple Foundation. It kicks off with the Ignite party on Friday, followed by a daytime pool [...]

Scene • 04.29.16

Posted on 28 Apr 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of April 29–May 5: • Alexandre’s: K-Marie on Friday. Jason Huff on Saturday. Karaoke with Wayne Smith on Sunday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. So Strung Out with Spencer West on Thursday. • Brick/Joe’s: A bevy of entertainers salute Adrian Michaels at a 35th anniversary roast from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. [...]

My, oh, Miata

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:40am

Mazda’s signature car of the ’90s is back, redesigned and better than ever CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com When the Mazda MX-5 Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, it was a sensation. Here was a lightweight two-seat, rear-drive roadster inspired by classic British and Italian sports cars, but built to exacting Japanese [...]