Fall gets HOT

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

What colors and styles will make your house pop this season? MG+BW knows   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor A lot of exes fight over how to split up the furniture. But Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams are well above that — they cooperate in making new furniture. Though no longer partners in life, they [...]

Follow the gays!

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

Lead or follow? Gay homeowners often set the pace for gentrifying neighborhoods JONANNA WIDNER | Contributing Writer For years, a common real estate tenet has been, to put it succinctly, “Follow the gays.” Where the LGBT community goes, often the discovery of a hidden gem of a neighborhood follows. One person’s shabby ranch home is [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 7:50am

How big is Jared Leto? Be the judge I may be out of the country, but my nationalistic pride rode awfully high while I watched the Miss America Pageant. This year’s competition featured two of my favorite things: implants and puppets! Clearly, Miss Ohio’s ventriloquist rendition of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” was the highlight, but our own Miss [...]

Fall gay getaways

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:25am

7 gay-friendly off-season destinations that are easy on the wallet Summer has bid us adieu, but that’s no reason to put your luggage away. There are lots of great LGBT-friendly destinations to consider this fall, many of which are more affordable than they were just a month ago. (Resort communities hate the term “off-season,” but [...]

Hercules and Love Affair: Up & Andy

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:05am

Andy Butler, the openly gay founder of the edgy electronic dance music project Hercules & Love Affair, talks about live performance vs. studio work, influential DJs and support (or lack thereof) from the gay press ___________________ HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. Sept. 24. 8 p.m. $17. DadaDallas.com. ___________________ As a student [...]

Guitar shero

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:00am

Openly gay musician Ruthie Foster brings her soulful Texas blues to the Metroplex __________________ RUTHIE FOSTER Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. Sept. 26. 8:30 p.m. Free. LevittPavilionArlington.org. __________________ Ruthie Foster — out blues diva, Grammy Award-nominee and native Texan — isn’t in the habit of letting much time pass between studio recordings. Her newest [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:40am

Billy recalls his mentor, Joan Rivers This week, I celebrated a milestone. I have been writing this column for 19 years. Yes, I know I barely look a day over 90, but that’s not the point. The point is, if someone told me that I’d be writing this very column week in and week out for [...]

The ol’ college try

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

For back-to-school month, we list 7 great college towns for gay travelers   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com The next time you find yourself seeking a gay-friendly, reasonably priced, manageable vacation destination that would be ideal for a two- to three-day vacation, consider choosing one of the nation’s hip and vibrant college towns. These communities [...]

Babs and friends: ‘Partners’

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:20am

Ever since Frank Sinatra released his first Duets CD more than 20 years ago, the powerhouse musical matchup has become a feature in the recording industry; there’s even a special category for it at the Grammy Awards now. That first Sinatra CD featured a duet with Barbra Streisand — already then a legend in her [...]

Coupe d’etat

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

BMW’s sassy 428i puts the x-factor into xDrive   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Since the iconic BMW 2002 evolved into the 3-Series nearly 40 years ago, the little coupe has been the sassy prince of the Munich-based dynasty. Small, sporty, refined and with just the right amount of attitude, the 3-Series coupe was [...]