Beyond the quilt

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

A new coffee-table book examines crafty gays making textiles … and a difference John Chaich vividly recalls the time he saw the AIDS quilt displayed in its entirety on the Mall in Washington, D.C. “Witnessing that massive piece that was created by hours of love and handiwork solidified the power of what fabric and fiber […]

Comedy comida

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Mike White and Miguel Arteta re-team for ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ the best movie of the year so far ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor The pairing of writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta may be the most undervalued artistic partnership in Hollywood. From Chuck & Buck, their creepy gay stalker comedy, to Jennifer […]

‘Hood’ winking

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

How partners-in-life Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn became partners-in-crime by bringing Robin Hood to life in DTC’s world-premiere musical     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Douglas Carter Beane smiles broadly as he walks into the rehearsal space at the Wyly Theatre, probably looking more upbeat than he has a right to. The […]

Serial offender

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

More than 20 years after it flopped at the box office, John Waters’ cult fave ‘Serial Mom’ is back for a new generation Has there ever been a better prank call than the one in Serial Mom? The wicked bit features Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin, harassing her parking-spot-stealing neighbor, Dottie Hinkle (Mink Stole): “Is […]

Instant TS

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The activist and performer takes pride in being black and trans … and will share that confidence at a gay Juneteenth celebration this weekend TS Madison makes no apologies for being who she is … and feels most people shouldn’t, either. As an out, black trans woman who is upfront about her history as a […]

Best Bets • 06-16-17

Posted on 15 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.16 – Saturday 06.17   Bruce Wood Dance debuts new work at Journeys It has been three years since the founder’s passing, but the Bruce Wood Dance Project continues to innovate. Not only will the latest concert, called Journeys, celebrate North Texas native Bruce Wood by reviving two of his classic dances, but artistic […]

Girl on girls • 06-09-17

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 7:40am

Jenny Block goes camping When I first heard about A-Camp I knew I needed to go. A-Camp is the brainchild of Riese Bernard, and an outgrowth of her site Autostraddle, a wildly inclusive, feminist, online, queer community for women. A-Camp, open to a broad cross-section of orientations and identities (18 and over), is filled with […]

Pyramid scheme

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

‘The Mummy’ betrays its source material — and its audience   The strength of any supernatural action film often rests on the thoughtfulness of its mythology: What is the curse, the back-story, the motivation of the villain who comes to plague mankind? How could it possibly be defeated? Plant those seeds correctly, and you can […]

Bette than ever

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

Morgana Shaw embodies a  movie icon; plus a riotous, ‘Endless Love’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor The flinty glow from a Marlboro Menthol is the only illumination, then shards of lightning briefly frame the figure. Our glimpses are glancing, but definitive: The silhouette, the bangs, the pursed lips, the hat — that […]

Comic book heroes

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

‘Love is Love’ anthology explores the Pulse shooting from the perspective of comic book artists   In the aftermath of the Pulse shooting one year ago this week, countless groups mobilized to show their support — activists to actors, musicians to motivational speakers. Everyone seemed united in doing their part to soothe and explain the […]