Bound by Love

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 7:20am

2 recent books — one a novel, one a memoir — explore the boundaries of a family This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (Flatiron Books 2017) $25.99; 329 pp. In the beginning was Roosevelt, known to his loved ones as Roo. Not long after he was born, Ben entered the family. Then […]

Best Bets • 07-28-17

Posted on 27 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.04 Queen + Adam Lambert perform Queen was the glam arena-rock band of the 1970s and ’80s; Adam Lambert electrified American Idol audiences this millennium. Queen, of course, took a hit when flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury died, but it was a masterstroke to unite the two in concert tours, as you can see for […]

Cassie Nova • 07-21-17

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 12:56pm

Cassie admits it: She is a tech addict Technology was created by the devil. This past week, I have Hulked out twice and almost killed a few people and all because my computer, Wi-Fi and DVR all went kaput at the same time. I like to think of myself as a calm, rational person, but […]

A FIT of peaks

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:30am

Festival of Independent Theatres roars in its opening weekend We’ve seen plenty of plays and movies in which a beautiful, healthy female actor pretends to have a serious illness. Think Cynthia Nixon as the cancer patient in Wit, Diane Keaton as a leukemia sufferer in Marvin’s Room or Mary Tyler Moore as the quadriplegic in […]

BOOK REVIEW: Wedding belle

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:25am

Equally Wed by Kirsten Palladino, foreword by Lance Bass and Michael Turchin (Seal Press 2017) $17.99; 263 pp. Like many people, Kirsten Palladino grew up dreaming of The Perfect Wedding. She pictured it, but making it happen started out wrong: when she got engaged to her now-wife, Maria, and went looking for help getting started, […]

Our gayvorite things

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

  The service, event, product and app you should be into right now One of the best parts of my job is discovering all the dynamic new people, places and things expected to interest the LGBT community. Every once in a while I stumble upon a few gems that catch my fancy — hopefully they […]

I know why ‘La Cage’ birds sing

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Uptown Players finds the human connection in a camp classic   In a world of Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and more, it can be a challenge to wrap your mind around the idea that, in 1983, La Cage aux Folles was absolutely revolutionary. There had been gay characters on Broadway […]

Building a ‘Wall’

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

WaterTower’s new artistic director chooses as her first production a rollicking history of Stonewall ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Whenever an arts organization brings in a newcomer to lead it, there’s an expectation that fresh blood equates with fresh ideas … and sometimes radical rethinking. The decision by Addison’s WaterTower Theatre to tap […]

Best Bets • 07-21-17

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday   07.21 And your new Miss Gay Texas America is… … Well, that’s what we will all find out when the finalists perform at the Rose Room tonight. All week long, contestants have been competing for the direct, state-wide preliminary to Miss Gay America, now in its 45th year. The current titleholder, Sofia Anderson, […]

Girl on girls • 07-14-17

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:20am

Jenny Block talks about dieting … on FOMO   Everyone is always talking about dieting. But the one kind of diet I never hear people talking about going on is a media diet. Just like we can overeat when it comes to food, we can also overindulge when it comes to images of what the […]