Where to get your gay on this month

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

  Fifteen years ago, Uptown Players became Dallas’ first theater company expressly dedicated to producing shows by, about and for North Texas’ LGBT community; five years ago, Uptown started its Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, a week long of one-acts and cabaret shows set to coincide with Dallas Pride and expand its mission. Three years […]

BOOK REVIEW:The Charm Bracelet

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman (Thomas Dunne 2016) $26; 298 pp.   For every milestone day that Lolly Lindsay had, she received a special gift. Her mother started the tradition by giving Lolly a charm for her bracelet one birthday; that charm, like each to come, signified a dream or a wish, and was […]

Rocks star

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Fuel-efficient, rugged & affordable, the Renegade Trailhawk exudes versaility   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Jeeps are known for being tackle-everything, go-anywhere, win-everything, cross-the-Rubicon kinds of rides. It’s been that way since World War II and continues today with the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. But can a little Fiat-based crossover follow in its […]

Cassie Nova • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

  Haters gonna hate, but not Cassie… at least, not anymore Hello, my babies! I hate to say it, but I use the word “hate” a lot. I say, “Oh my God, I hate him” or “She is so annoying — I hate her.” Well, I have decided that I am really going to work […]

Best Bets • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Friday 09.09 — Sunday 09.11 Musical star Megan Hilty teams up with DSO Die-hard theater queens probably first remember hearing the name Megan Hilty when she took over the role of Glinda (created by Kristen Chenoweth) in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She’s since gone on to star in 9 to 5, Noises Off (a […]

Out this week

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

Two films Dallas audiences first sampled at the USA Film Festival come to theaters and DVD this week. Opening Friday at the Angelikas in Dallas and Plano is Ira Sachs’  Little Men, a charming “New York story” about two young boys who “boycott” their parents until the adults stop quarrelling. It screened at last April’s festival. […]

Ask Howard • 08.26.16

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:20am

How to do the wrong thing right As Labor Day fast approaches and another summertime, again noticeably begins to wane — shorter daylight hours, raggedy, spent foliage and browning, parched everything — so we, too, queer readers, apparently begin another of life’s “autumnal” reflections on human mortality. To paraphrase the incomparably immortal Yogi Berra, “It […]

Best Bets • 08.26.16

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.26 — Sunday 10.09 The stars turn out for ‘Constellations’ Nerd alert! Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is as Cambridge academic, a physicist who studies theoretical cosmology. They meet and fall and love. And that should be it. But there’s chaos theory and wormholes and tons of other intellectual justifications for the myriad ways […]

Scene • 08.26.16

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Aug. 26–Sept. 1: • Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors on Friday. Stephanie Sallie on Saturday. Wayne Smith on Sunday. K-Marie on Tuesday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. So Strung Out with Spencer West on Thursday. • BJ’s NXS!: Papa Ray’s cookout at 4 p.m. and Sexy Show hosted by Sybil Ann Storm […]

Cassie Nova • 08.19.16

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Kids — just like Cassie — can say the darnedest thing Hey, y’all. Ya know, they say that kids say the darndest things, and we all have had experiences with a kid that has made us laugh, cringe or just plain entertain. Well, yesterday I had one such experience. I was in my car on […]