Where would the movie of Jeffrey Payne's life even begin? On the steps of a Louisiana orphanage as his stepmother drops him off at the age of 5? On the driveway of his next-door neighbor's house in New Orleans, water pouring up out of the sewers as if in a horror movie, trying to escape Hurricane Katrina? On the podium of International Mr. Leather 2009, as he bests Mr. Leather Ottawa and Mr. Atlanta Eagle? Or, as Payne hopes, sitting with his Brazilian husband on the porch swing of the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin? Put on a pair of chaps and listen!
Once upon a time, Sudie Abernathy was a waitress at the Old Monk who brought drinks to Tim and Zac. Now she's a recording artist who is a couples therapist for Tim and Zac. Seriously, the boys almost got into a fight in this one. No stars. But listen anyway.
Jon started off as a tights-wearing serf when the Dallas castle opened, in 1992. He now runs the joint. He stopped by the Old Monk to talk with Tim and Zac about Medieval Times' new show, which features a queen in the lead role for the first time in the company's 34-year history. Also, he talked about artificially inseminating horses. And the time he served O.J. Simpson at the castle. All the stars!
In Dallas, for the first time in a major american city, women hold all the top law-enforcement jobs. Lupe Valdez is our sheriff. Faith Johnson is our district attorney. And Renee Hall is our new police chief. The three joined us at D Magazine for a panel on policing and criminal justice in Dallas and beyond. Executive editor Kathy Wise moderates.
Dale is a Dallas legend. Having worked as a sportscaster at Channel 8 for 34 years, he can pretty much do and say whatever he pleases. In this episode he talks about his biggest poker loss, the sorry state of TV news, and how he manages to stay married. If you enjoy it, throw us some stars.
Salerno is running against Pete Sessions to represent the 32nd District, which is shaped like dog. She joins Kathy Wise, Holland Murphy, and Caroline Jordan on the patio at José to talk politics, tacos, and beards, among other things.