Tasting notes

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:25am

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year, plus new restaurant openings   We always enjoy Chinese New Year — the colors, the culture, the food. But this year is especially welcome: It’s the Year of the Cock, and who doesn’t appreciate that?! Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is getting into the spirit of things, as it […]

CABARET IS MAKING A COMEBACK … IF DENISE LEE HAS HER WAY

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:20am

  When Simon Cowell used to criticize contestants on American Idol for being “too cabaret,” many in the gay community cocked their heads. Cowell made it sounds like a   bad thing. Gays have long loved their piano bars, their cabarets and the divas who make them live… probably because, for decades, that’s how we gathered […]

Best Bets • 01-20-17

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Sunday  01.22 Bill Maher may be liberalism’s last hope For more than a year, Bill Maher was one of the few liberal voices who  seemed really concerned that Trump could actually win the presidency. He warned us all…and the worst happened. His current season of Real Time returns to HBO Friday after a two-month absence, […]

Work it out

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:20am

Gyms and yoga studios Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center — Offers a 25-meter indoor pool with underwater treadmill, Pilates, steam, sauna and whirlpool. 411 N. Washington Ave. 214-820-7870. BaylorTomLandryFitnessCenter.com. Club Dallas — Exclusively serving gay men for more than 40 years, this institution has a popular gym open 24 hours, 365 days a year. 2616 […]

Best Bets • 1-13-17

Posted on 12 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday  10.08 BearDance is back with DJ Decoding Jesus The BearDance is one of Dallas’ most popular fundraising events, and it kicks off 2017 with L.A.-based DJ Decoding Jesus spinning a late-night set at the Dallas Eagle. Come out in your favorite leather/fetish wear, and bring an extra fiver for a suggested donation at the […]

Culture pearls

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:20am

Not everything about 2016 sucked; here are some highlights   One thing we know about 2016: It was the year they never stopped sucking. From shootings to elections to celebrity deaths that all but exhausted everyone emotionally, the year was one horror show after another… although there were some memorable moments that did not revolve around […]

Best Bets • 1-06-17

Posted on 05 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Wednesday  01.11— Sunday  01.22 Tony Award-winner ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ debuts in Dallas A neighbor’s dog turns up dead, so 15-year-old Christopher — a savant who struggles on the autism spectrum — sets about to unearth the true culprit. What he discovers impacts his life’s course in ways he could […]

Girl on Girls • 12-30-16

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

Jenny Block learns: When it comes to kindness, one size does not fit all   I’m 5-feet tall. My friend Spike is 6-foot-9. That free radio station T-shirt with the “one size fits all” tag is a dress on me and a crop top on him. Kindness is the same. One size does not really […]

Stream weavers

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

The best (new) things on television — and the Internet — in 2016 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With so many platforms, doing an exhaustive rundown of what we call Tube — everything from traditional broadcast and basic cable TV, to premium cable, streaming services and Podcasts — would be nearly impossible. So we […]

2016 in entertainment… Screen

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Critical rankings of the best of 2016 in screen, stage, tube/online and books  … plus our local Actor of the Year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com 2016 is the year of Hollywood finally went black, and should never go back. Following the “Oscars so white” controversies of the past two seasons, minority issues — […]