A PRIMER BEFORE THE ENGAGEMENT

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:25am

Before I Do by Elizabeth F. Schwartz, afterword by Jim Obergefell (The New Press 2016) $14.95; 220 pp. The box was too small for a toaster. There was no pony in there, no new car, not even a stuffed animal. The box was too small for all that, but it held so much more: dreams, […]

Best Bets • 05-05-17

Posted on 04 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.05 — Sunday 05.12 Kitchen Dog takes over the Wyly with a chimp named ‘Trevor’ Kitchen Dog Theater has been itinerant for a few years (it should move into permanent digs next year), but it’s moving up … in a way. The company will take over the Studio Theatre on the 9th floor of […]

Cassie Nova • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:25am

On ugly babies, moms and exes The past few weeks have been an amazing whirlwind of fabulousness. Between Easter in Lee Park and the Texas premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding, I have been a busy party girl and I have a couple of quick stories to tell you about each one. First, picture it: […]

Best Bets • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:20am

Saturday  04.29 Dan Savage’s Hump! porn fest returns to Dallas There are international film festivals and gay film festivals and Asian film festivals… but how about a porn festival? Dan Savage’s 12th annual floating adult-movie festival Hump! returns to Dallas this weekend, with a slate of shorts and documentaries filled with nudity, kink and out-of-the-mainstream […]

It’s name is reno

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:20am

Redos of condos pose unique problems, but Grant Woodruff  is happy to solve them for you The process of renovating a kitchen or bathroom can be intimidating. Where to start? What factors do you want to take into consideration? Should you really paint those Shaker cabinets purple? The struggle gets even more real when you’re […]

Best Bets • 04-21-17

Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.21 — Saturday 04.22 Jaston Williams returns with ‘Tuna’ … only not onstage Jaston Williams will forever be known for co-writing and co-starring in Greater Tuna and all its related plays, so word that he’s bringing a new production to North Texas is awesome… even though this time it is as a director (with […]

Cassie Nova • 04-14-17

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 7:20am

Cassie says, haters gonna hate Hello, all. I am really confused and frustrated with the world. I guess we all are, about many different things. This week I am frustrated by people getting offended by every little thing. I pride myself on being funny. I get that some folks don’t think I am. I am […]

Best Bets • 04-14-17

Posted on 13 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.14 — Saturday 04.15 Che Malambo brings Latin dance to the City Performance Hall Based on Argentina, the dance company Che Malambo has been described as a testosterone-fueled dance extravaganza… and that’s more than enough to get us interested. Combining the rhythmic pulse of stomping and drumming with precise choreography and the passion of […]

Whole lotta shit going on

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

The new Podcast ‘S-Town’ paints a vivid portrait of a cynical small-town gay intellectual “I’ve about had enough of Shittown and the things that goes on,” is how listeners are introduced to John B. McLemore, who identifies himself as living in “Shittown, Alabama,” though most of the residents prefer to call it by its real […]

REVIEWS: ‘Prisoner,’ ‘Remnants’

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:30am

Ryan Adams, Prisoner. Ryan Adams, known in part for making Taylor Swift cooler to pop-resistant granola girls (he recorded, in full, a beautiful version of her Grammy-winning 1989 behemoth), is back to his old tricks on Prisoner. As usual, the beloved feelings guy dives deep into his torn psyche for rockers doused in punchy guitars […]