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'A Little White Music' with Varla Jean Merman

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 1
In over two decades of drag shows, the strapping, 6' 2" native Louisianan has tended to prattle on about urges more physical than political. But this go-round, things feel different.

CIAA To Move 8 Championships_But Not Basketball_From NC

NEWS | Oct 1
The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina - but not its two basketball tournaments

Twitter, 'Lies' And Videotape: Trump Shames Beauty Queen

NEWS | By Josh Lederman and Steve Peoples | Oct 1
Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her "disgusting" sexual past and then - in one of presidential history's more bizarre moments - encouraged Americans to watch a "sex tape"

NJ Man Charged With Wearing Clear Plastic Wrap Bikini on Beach

NEWS | Oct 1
Police say a 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge.

4 New Sleeper TV Shows You Need to Watch

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
Here are four TV shows that may have slipped under your radar this fall season, but are certainly worth your time.

'Wonder Woman' Comics Writer Reveals Character is Gay

The writer of the reborn "Wonder Woman" comics has revealed that the character is gay.

Out There :: The First Lady's First Lady

ARTS & CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Oct 1
"Eleanor and Hick - The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady" by Susan Quinn has just been published by Penguin Press.

Albee: An Appreciation

ARTS & CULTURE | By Brian Bromberger | Oct 1
There is little doubt Albee permanently changed drama by inventing a new language, according to playwright Terence McNally, his partner in the 1960s.

Taxpayer Tab for Travel to Anti-Gay States? California, San Francisco Just Say No

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 1
The state of California and the city of San Francisco this week both banned taxpayer-funded travel to states with anti-LGBT laws.

Universal Orlando Unveils Virtual Reality Halloween Show

ENTERTAINMENT | By Terrance Harris | Oct 1
As you enter the dark set - an old library from the 1700s filled with ancient artifacts - at Universal Orlando Resort's new Halloween experience, it's obvious you're in for a creepy time.

Alleged Castro Arsonist Freed After Plea Deal

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 1
A San Francisco man convicted of accidentally choking to death a sex partner in 2011 and then arrested again last year for allegedly starting fires in the Castro district was released after reaching a plea deal.


News

Peggy Noonan: When Are We Going to Talk About the Real Issues?

Oct 1
After a week when chatter on the campaign trail focused on fat-shaming comments from 1996 and Clinton's recovery from pneumonia, CBS News contributor Peggy Noonan joins CBSN to discuss the state of the 2016 race.


Entertainment

New Season of 'Halloween Baking Championship' Premieres Monday, October 3rd

Oct 1
Zombies, mummies and monsters galore get in on the action on the return of the spookiest baking competition on Food Network, where seven terrifyingly-talented bakers compete to create the most hauntingly delicious desserts.


Technology

Europe's Comet Probe Rosetta Ends 12-Year Mission with Crash

By Frank Jordans | Oct 1
After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.


Cars

New Jeep Compass SUV Looks Like Shrunken Grand Cherokee

Oct 1
The new Compass replaces a model that was introduced about a decade ago and had fallen far behind rivals in what is now the largest segment of the U.S. auto market. It also will replace the Jeep Patriot, a similar-sized SUV.


Health/Fitness

Book Explores How 'Gayby Boomers' Experience Aging  

By EDGE | Sep 30
A new book shows how 'gayby boomers' -- members of the LGBT community who were the first to grow up during the gay rights movement and identify as LGBT, and who were the most heavily impacted by the AIDS epidemic -- face unique challenges as they age.


Travel

Birthright Israel: 'A Gift from 1 Generation to Another'

By Beth J. Harpaz | Oct 1
For some young Jews, it's almost become a rite of passage: taking a free trip through Birthright Israel.


Nightlife

San Francisco, CA

On the Tab :: September 29 - October 6

Sep 29
October's here, with its traditional fall/summer sun and breezy days and cool nights (hopefully). Whether you sport a skirt, shorts or skorts, get out and shimmer, shimmy or shiver.

Kathy Griffin to Open Best in Drag Show Benefiting Aid for AIDS

By EDGE | Sep 28
On October 2 at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Kathy Griffin will open the Best in Drag Show, the fabulous, long-running annual event raising funds for Aid for AIDS.