The gift of gay

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:55am

Wedding season is here, as is the time for gift-giving to happy couples Wedding season unofficially kicks off this month, and with more and more states deeming same-sex marriages legal you’re bound to receive an invitation to your friends’ fabulous nuptials any minute. And that means you’ll need to buy a gift. But instead of [...]

Dysfunctional divas

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:35am

Fitting in with ‘Sherlock’ and ‘The Lyons’   The Lyons begins with the end. Act 1, set entirely in a hospital room, is about a dysfunctional family tentatively coming together while dear ol’ dad (Terry Vandivort) is in the grip of a death-rattle that includes spewing contempt for his gay son Curtis (Austin Tindle) and [...]

Up a wall

Posted on 02 May 2014 at 7:25am

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ puts ‘comic’ in ‘comic book movie’ … not in a good way   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Most of the films in the Marvel franchise — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers — are, legitimately, “superhero movies.” That’s not really the case with The Amazing Spider-Man 2: It’s a “comic [...]

Wagons, ho!

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:55am

2 German turbo diesels — the flashy BMW 328d and the sturdy VW Jetta TDI — offer competing insights into fuel efficiency and fun   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer In the early 1980s, after their Pontiac Phoenix disintegrated, my parents bought an Oldsmobile Cutlass diesel wagon — woodgrain, burnt orange paint and all. [...]

Against the current

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

At 64, Diana Nyad did the impossible. Now what? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Diana Nyad was the first contestant bumped from the latest season of Dancing with the Stars last month, it was a rare defeat for a woman who seems destined to achieve all her goal. It’s OK, though. She can [...]

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 7:30am

One meal. One visit. One shot to get it right ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Food trends are the lifeblood, and the bane, of the dining scene. On the plus side, they offer diners (and food critics) the opportunity to compare honey-poached apples to honey-poached apples — a horizontal taste tests to see who’s [...]

Tiffin plans for Gay Days

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas DJ Ryan Tiffin has accomplished a lot in a short time. The DJ, who spins weekly at Club Dallas for a late-night set on Saturdays, will be increasing his reach with his upcoming gig: Two sessions at the Walt Disney World gaylebration, Gay Days, coming up the first weekend in June. The annual festivities — which [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Where to wed in Dallas

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:55am

These gay-friendly houses of worship welcome your same-sex commitment ceremony AGAPE MCC — 4615 E. California Parkway (SE Loop 820), Fort Worth. 817-535-5002. Revs. S. David Wynn Sr. and Robert Myers. Require pre-service counseling. Ascension Lutheran Church — 4230 Buckingham Road, Garland. 972-276-0023. Pastor Kurt Friederich. Blessing service for church members; no weddings [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Let ’em eat CAKE

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

For Bronwen Weber, chef at Frosted Art Bakery, helping same-sex couples celebrate their big day is a piece o’ cake ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Arizona’s recent anti-gay law was being defended by its supporters, one of the refrains from conservative clucks was: “What if a gay couple wants a wedding cake?! A [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Nice ’n legal

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:40am

Marriage equality now touches on more than half of the U.S.   Something happened on March 21, but you probably didn’t notice. Yes, you probably heard that a Michigan court declared a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (it was stayed the next day). But when that happened, something was triggered: A tipping point. Although several [...]