A performing arts wish list

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Many North Texas arts companies have impressive seasons lined up, but these 10 titles are the ones that have us most excited in the coming year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor As I was compiling the list of all the spectacular dance, theater, music, comedy and fine arts performances and exhibitions scheduled for the [...]

Cassie Nova • 08-08-14

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

Cassie loves being gay (good thing) Hi-dee-ho, homos (and homo-friendly fans)! Have you ever thought to yourself, “Thank god I am gay”? No offense to my straight friends, but we are awesome. If I would have been born a straight guy? Ugh! How boring! I love being gay. We just seem to have more fun. [...]

Putogate

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

How gay activists responded to a Mexican taunt during the World Cup set the stage for more inclusiveness in sports Last month’s World Cup in Brazil had everything: Goals galore. Scintillating performances (including by the surprisingly non-inept United States team). Stunning upsets. Gay prostitutes. Que diabos?! “Gay prostitutes” refers to a very loud, very clear [...]

Psych!

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Woody proves himself a Coward in a medium ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Many filmmakers are lovers of magic, probably because the professions of director and magician have similar skill sets: Adeptness at sleight of hand, misdirection and showing your audience only as much as they need to know for you to trick them. And they [...]

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 [...]

Beach babe beauty tips

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Texas rocker chick Deborah Vial returns from Maui to get pretty for her concert at House of Blues Like all great artists, Deborah Vial knows how to work the press. Even though she moved from Dallas to Maui a decade ago, she still makes time for the local media, to conduct in-depth, cutting-edge interviews prior [...]

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 [...]