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William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 6

The shared philosophy of William Chris Vineyards is "great wines aren't made, but grown in the vineyard." Find out why this Texas winegrower is so worth your while.

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

NEWS | Jul 6

Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, a 20th-century pop icon both at home and in many Spanish-speaking countries, has had a square in Spain's capital named in her honor one year after her death.

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

Bette Midler has responded to criticism over a tweet that some took to be transphobic. Midler says that was not her message.

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

"The Wendy Williams Show" has come to an end, but its anticipated afterlife on YouTube — where the show had maintained a channel — has been consigned to oblivion, prompting an outcry from angry fans.

Co-creator of 'Friends' Acknowledges 'Mistake' of How Show Treated Trans Character

Co-creator of 'Friends' Acknowledges 'Mistake' of How Show Treated Trans Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

With "Friends," Marta Kauffman created an enduring hit together with David Crane; but the way the show treated the transgender parent of one lead character was a resounding miss that Kauffman now regrets.

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 6

World-renowned opera star René Pape isn't wild about Pride. He all but said so in a post to the Metropolitan Opera website last week.

Turkish Police Break Up LGBTQ Pride March; 30 Detained

Turkish Police Break Up LGBTQ Pride March; 30 Detained

NEWS | Jul 6

Police in Turkey's capital broke up an LGBTQ Pride march Tuesday and detained dozens of people.

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 6

From the hot contemporary graphic novel "Heartstopper" to the classic "The Outsiders," Los Angeles Review of Books editor Jonathan Alexander provides his picks for must-read LGBTQ+ YA books.

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle Merges Philip Glass Score with Cocteau's Classic Film
San Francisco, CA

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle Merges Philip Glass Score with Cocteau's Classic Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 5

The curtain rises on one of San Francisco's most exciting arts events of the year next week as Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of its innovative take on "La Belle et La Bête" (Beauty and the Beast), combining live music and film.

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers
San Francisco, CA

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers

ENTERTAINMENT | By Philip Mayard | Jul 5

Choreographic luminary Amy Seiwert brings the twelfth iteration of her annual 'Sketch' collaborative series to Fort Mason's Cowell Theater July 15 & 16, with world premieres by Natasha Adorlee and New Mexico-based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh.

Entertainment

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

With it freshman season finale, "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" proves its case: Even after more than half a century, there's still plenty of life in the venerable sci-fi franchise.

Technology

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien and Nathan Ellgren | Jul 6

For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law.

Cars

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 6

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

Style

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 6

In a limited-edition nail polish collaboration with Jaé Joseph in honor of Pride Month, TooD has unveiled a brand-new nail polish collection named after LGBTQIA+ activists, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Human Rights Campaign.

Health/Fitness

A Window into the Number of Trans Teens Living in America

A Window into the Number of Trans Teens Living in America

Transgender young people are in an environment where it is safer and less stigmatizing to openly identify. But stigmatizing policies can adversely affect transgender people.

Travel

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

TRAVEL | Jul 6

Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City.

Nightlife

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 2

Abort The Court variety show fundraiser was a resounding success, not only in funds raised, but also in the talent and friends that came together to support the cause. Hosted by Brita Filter and Jack Tracy, with music by DJ Chauncey Dandridge.