THE LATEST

Billy Elliot :: Dancing Through Air

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ken Knox | Jan 27
As "Billy Elliot the Musical" prepares to take flight in its first West Coast regional production, its creative team ponders its powerful statements about individuality and a supportive community.

Snowpacolypse by the Hour

NEWS | Jan 27
The latest snow reports by the hour.

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit in Mother Joan Rivers' Death

NEWS | By Colleen Long | Jan 27
While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, took a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice suit filed by her daughter, Melissa.

McCain Gives Thumbs Up to 'American Sniper' Movie

NEWS | Jan 27
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.

Broadway Theaters Shutter as Snowstorm Blasts New York City

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 27
Broadway theaters are shuttering as a snowstorm blasts Times Square.

Storm Unleashes Blizzard Conditions on Parts of Northeast

NEWS | By Meghan Barr | Jan 27
A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

Obama Promotes Religious and Gender Equity in India Speech

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Muneeza Naqvi | Jan 27
President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.

Hundreds Testify in Idaho Capitol for 'Add the Words' Bill

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 27
The House State Affairs Committee was in its fourth hour of listening to testimony on legislation that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in Idaho.

Philippines Rejects US Marine's Appeal to Drop Murder Case

NEWS | By Oliver Teves | Jan 27
The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

Awards Watch :: Weinstein Plays the Gay Card

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jan 27
With the Producers Guild and SAG awards going to "Birdman," the Oscar race is suddenly competitive. But will Harvey Weinstein's campaign to honor the persecuted Alan Turing be the winning strategy for "The Imitation Game?"

More Privacy Protection Sought for Feds' Health Care Website

BUSINESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jack Gillum | Jan 27
Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

Malaysia Air Site Hacked, Customer Data Appears Online

TECHNOLOGY | By Kelvin Chan | Jan 27
Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.

Dior, Hermes and More: Paris Fashion Week Continues

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
Paris Fashion Week was full of surprises, including a 30-piece orchestra revealed by fashion powerhouse Dior.

NFL Players Find Second Careers as Entrepreneurs

BUSINESS | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jan 27
As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play. George used his landscape architecture degree from Ohio State University to help found the Edge Group, a company that does landscaping.

Center Square Spotlight :: An Interview with Michael Airington

ENTERTAINMENT | By Tim Parks | Jan 27
Comedian Paul Lynde didn't exactly "shy away" from the fact that he was gay and this truly one-of-a-kind performer kept audiences in stitches, until his untimely death at age 56.


News

LGBT Sport :: Out Across the Land and Here at Home

By Joel Martens | Jan 27
If you are interested in participating in a "group activity," the LGBT community offers many options -- some healthy, some perhaps not as much. But here's one that might surprise you: Sport. And more and more LGBT pros are emerging from the closet.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Get On Up

By Louise Adams | Jan 27
Chadwick Boseman uncannily channels the swagger and sweat of the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business James Brown, in this thought-provoking and vigorous biopic.


Business

Secret Service Finds Drone on White House Grounds

Jan 27
The Secret Service is investigating how a small drone wound up on the southeast grounds. Officials are stressing that there is no threat to the first family. Bill Plante reports.


Technology

Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 27
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA.


Finance

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Pct.

Jan 26
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage slipped further below 3 percent.


Cars

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe - Come 'n Play With Its Big Fat Stick

By Steve Siler | Jan 24
There is no car so loved as the Ford Mustang. And for 2015, just as the perennial pony car celebrated its 50th birthday, it has been redesigned and reengineered into the best damn pony car in history.


Style

What Does the Pope (and his Army) Eat?

By Daniela Berretta | Jan 26
A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope's army with a new cookbook,"Buon Appetito."


Health/Fitness

SF General Announces Tenth Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
On February 12, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will debut the brand new artworks of the 'Hearts in San Francisco' series at their tenth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on the field at AT&T Park.


Travel

Storm of the Century: What You Need to Know

Jan 26
A blizzard expected to dump 2 to 3 feet of snow should begin around midday Monday and last through Tuesday night. Nearly 200 Monday flights had already been canceled Sunday night at the three major airports serving the city.