Billy Masters

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:40am

Billy recalls his mentor, Joan Rivers This week, I celebrated a milestone. I have been writing this column for 19 years. Yes, I know I barely look a day over 90, but that’s not the point. The point is, if someone told me that I’d be writing this very column week in and week out for [...]

The ol’ college try

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

For back-to-school month, we list 7 great college towns for gay travelers   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com The next time you find yourself seeking a gay-friendly, reasonably priced, manageable vacation destination that would be ideal for a two- to three-day vacation, consider choosing one of the nation’s hip and vibrant college towns. These communities [...]

Babs and friends: ‘Partners’

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:20am

Ever since Frank Sinatra released his first Duets CD more than 20 years ago, the powerhouse musical matchup has become a feature in the recording industry; there’s even a special category for it at the Grammy Awards now. That first Sinatra CD featured a duet with Barbra Streisand — already then a legend in her [...]

Coupe d’etat

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

BMW’s sassy 428i puts the x-factor into xDrive   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Since the iconic BMW 2002 evolved into the 3-Series nearly 40 years ago, the little coupe has been the sassy prince of the Munich-based dynasty. Small, sporty, refined and with just the right amount of attitude, the 3-Series coupe was [...]

Test case

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

The early days of AIDS — from someone who lived it on the inside Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival by Sean Strub (Scribner 2014) $30, 420 pp. In the early 1980s, when AIDS was barely understood, Sean Strub faced a conundrum: He was gay and had engaged in risky behavior, [...]

Amazing graze

Posted on 22 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Why can’t a steakhouse be a fine-dining experience? Knife proves it can ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When John Tesar first came to Dallas, to take over the kitchen of The Mansion on Turtle Creek where Dean Fearing had ruled for two decades, he was jumping into a shark tank. How do you replace [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:30am

Is Bryan Singer lawsuit off its rails? You know that lawsuit against Bryan Singer, pictured, and others about sexually abusing male youths in the ’90s? Well, it looks like that entire situation might be going away … or at least on hiatus, as we say in the biz. In the weeks since Michael Egan brought [...]

A performing arts wish list

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Many North Texas arts companies have impressive seasons lined up, but these 10 titles are the ones that have us most excited in the coming year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor As I was compiling the list of all the spectacular dance, theater, music, comedy and fine arts performances and exhibitions scheduled for the [...]

Cassie Nova • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

Cassie loves being gay (good thing) Hi-dee-ho, homos (and homo-friendly fans)! Have you ever thought to yourself, “Thank god I am gay”? No offense to my straight friends, but we are awesome. If I would have been born a straight guy? Ugh! How boring! I love being gay. We just seem to have more fun. [...]

Putogate

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

How gay activists responded to a Mexican taunt during the World Cup set the stage for more inclusiveness in sports Last month’s World Cup in Brazil had everything: Goals galore. Scintillating performances (including by the surprisingly non-inept United States team). Stunning upsets. Gay prostitutes. Que diabos?! “Gay prostitutes” refers to a very loud, very clear [...]