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Turn on just about any news show these days and you’ll hear the Chicken Little newscaster clucking, “the economy is crashing, the economy is crashing.” Well if that’s the case, then we’ve got the perfect lemons-into-lemonade remedy for the downtrodden dollar: making your own clothes and accessories. Why pay the big bucks for designer labels when you can sew and show your very own line? (We’ve already got some brand names picked out – VerNOTce? Louis Fauxton?) Oh, but there’s just one problem. You flunked that Home Ec class and the last time you used a needle was to try…

Watching a movie shot in Dallas is always fun for spotting local landmarks or catching a glimpse of favorite places. “There’s Great American Hero on Lemmon Avenue!” “Ooh, and isn’t that the male prostitute Jim picked up last week standing in the Taco Bueno parking lot? He’s a little blurry, but I think it is!” At the 2008 AFI Dallas Film Festival, there are so many film screenings that making the right movie choices is key to enjoying the experience (well, that and watching out for celebrities not wearing underwear). Ciao is an intriguing film. Shot mostly on location in…

Allergies, bee stings and a depleted ozone layer aside, it’s a great time to head outside for a little fun. But for those of you who prefer that your breezes come from industrial-strength refrigerated air conditioners, we’ve got you covered, too. Deep Ellum Arts Festival Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6 Deep Ellum. It’s not just about tattoos and drive-by shootings any more. It’s also about high culture in the form of art, live music and draft beer. There’ll be plenty of yummy bad-for-you food and the best people-watching in town at this festive street party. Free Main Street,…

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. But those of us who are more fashion-forward prefer half a human head, thank you very much. Now, before you think we’re getting all Chianti and fava beans on you, relax. We’ve merely found the ultimate vanity gift for the person who has everything. (Or at least a shirt with French cuffs.) From Eleven Forty Design, a UK company with their own James Bond-worthy “Doppelganger Technology,” these completely custom cuff links are heads (minus shoulders) above the rest. Simply send in photos of your noggin from different angles and they will create…

Step right up and get your tickets for the emotional rollercoaster that is April’s theatre offerings. The comedy highs are extra high like Broadway’s Best III with all the great songs from musicals and none of that pesky dialogue. But the drama lows are there, too, with shows like Bent, which explores gay life in Nazi Germany. Not even Prozac could make that subject cheery. For those more ambivalent about the happy/sad mood swing, try Marvin’s Room. Whether you end up with laugh lines, puffy cry-eyes or maybe a bit of both, you’re certain to be entertained. Marvin’s Room April…

Decorating your windows is like accessorizing – a little goes a long way. (You hear that, Mr. cubic zirconia earrings, bracelet and matchy-matchy oversized belt buckle!?) But when we laid eyes upon the “Until Dawn” curtains by Dutch designer Tord Boontjes, we knew that our drapes were moving up the ranks from window-supporting cast member to spotlight-stealing diva. Made of Tyvek, a hard-to-tear but easy-to-cut paper material, “Until Dawn” curtains look like a cracked-out version of the paper snowflakes you made as a kid. Except this time, instead of simple geometric shapes there are intricately laser-cut flowers and animals. Not…

Travel is like crack for the gays. We want it all the time, and we don’t care how much it costs. But not all of us have the vacation time of a schoolteacher and the budget of a CEO. So when we go on holiday, we want every second to count, whether it’s sitting under an umbrella sipping cocktails on the beach with a Jackie Collins novel or shaking a tail feather at 3:00 a.m. at the local nightclub. When heading to a new destination, it’s important to research the gay scene. There’s nothing worse than spending six days and…

Smell that? It just reeks of equinox. And with this weekend’s outings you might just get a whiff of the unexpected, too. Delight the senses with eau de Tuna (of the Greater variety), the sparkle of Diamond (as in Neil) and a touchy tank full of stingrays (Crikey!). If that’s not enough, you can tiptoe through the tulips. Just make sure to wear your rubbers – in case of Spring Showers, of course. Tuna Does Vegas Through March 30 Jaston Williams and Joe Sears are back with their first new show in 10 years, proving two of the fundamentals of…

There are so many ways to demonstrate your undying devotion for that special someone. You can send roses (yawn), get your tuchas tattooed with his name or pull a Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction and boil his bunny just to show you care. But if you are looking for a way to really get his attention, without getting served with a pesky restraining order, it’s all about The Cookie Company’s Billboard Cookie. A far cry from the goodies mama used to make, these are desserts 2.0 that feature a photo realistic image made of edible icing on a tasty sugar…

Friends don’t let dogs drive. Or cats, for that matter. Even though they’d probably be less dangerous behind the wheel than that guy you saw on Central Expressway this morning talking on his iPhone and shaving, it just ain’t right. But your pets are busy and they have places to go, things to pee on. And you don’t always have the time to get them where they need to be. With Pet Taxi Service from Taddy’s, your dog or cat will never miss an appointment. Think of Taddy’s as a personal chau-fur. Whether your fuzzy baby has a day at…

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