Life of Benj

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Benj Pasek, the gay half of the B’way team Pasek & Paul, talks about the North Texas debut of their musical ‘Dogfight’   SCOTT HUFFMAN   | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com From the moment he read the back of the DVD release, self-professed theater geek Benj Pasek, 29, was intrigued with the idea of turning Dogfight — a [...]

10 smart travel ideas

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

Vacation coming up? Consider these ideas to make the trip go smoothly There’s still more than a month until summer unofficially ends on Labor Day, so if you find yourself lucky enough to get away soon — or really anytime — here are some tips to make your travel experience go smoothly. Before leaving the [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:35am

Thorpe comes out, Colter bursts out Although the rain dampened the 4th of July celebrations in Provincetown, the silver lining was that I had time to check out the new show of the dashing Cheyenne Jackson. The newly-sober Jackson was a bright light in an otherwise dreary weekend. I know this will surprise some of [...]

Peaceful Accord

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Honda Hybrid offers stellar mileage in appealing package   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com The Honda Accord Hybrid has racked up its share of awards lately — 2014 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award, Green Car of the Year, “top safety pick” by the IIHS, and one of About.com’s Best New Cars of 2014. If human, [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

It’s The Pet Issue, so of course we’re happy to hear that chef Chris Ward will hold a charity cooking class on Aug. 16, with proceeds benefiting a wonderful nonprofit: GALT, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The class, at The Mercury, takes place from 2–5 p.m. and costs $60 ($100 for VIP seating) … [...]

The hirsute of ape-iness

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:40am

All hail Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Apes;’ animal magnetism sputters in ‘Fur’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes before you stop thinking, “Wow! What awesome special effects!” and start thinking, “These apes sure are good actors.” Of [...]

The Ultimate sport

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:30am

Gays with flying discs — don’t call them Frisbees — turn a beachside pastime into a serious competition   DAN WOOG  | Contributing Sports Writer outfield@qsyndicate.com So how gay is Frisbee? Pretty gay. It’s a sport — which is actually called “Ultimate” and played with a “disc,” because “Frisbee” is a registered trademark — that has traditionally [...]

Pop rocks

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Matt Palmer’s catchy debut; NPH punks out as Hedwig Stranger than Fiction Matt Palmer From the familiar squeezed-sound opening of “The Break-Up” — the opening track from Matt Palmer’s self-released debut EP — it’s clear he’s adept at those radio-friendly songs that gets your head boppin’ to easy lyrics. That it’s stylistically indistinguishable from the CD’s [...]

Keeping cool

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:35pm

As the Texas heat begins to take over, we offer some sexy ideas to stay chill When the mercury rises, so should your creativity to stay cool … or at least entertain yourself and your partner.  Consider these seven ways to beat the heat, and add a little sexy time to your life while you’re [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 03 Jul 2014 at 5:25pm

Taste of Dallas returns to Fair Park, Pakpao gets a menu makeover   Taste of Dallas is right around the corner, offering bites from dozens of North Texas restaurants next weekend, July 11–13, at Fair Park. It starts Friday with “date night,” designed specifically for couples with not only food but palm reading and fair [...]