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Lady Gaga: It's a Very Happy Time in My Life

MUSIC | By Mesfin Fekadu | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.

The 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

IG Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds

HEALTH | By Mark Pratt | Sep 20
Does anybody smell bacon? Packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize.

A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House

Security Breached: Intruder Gets Into White House

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Sep 20
The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd"

Consuming Humans :: Amelia Broome Plays Mrs. Lovett

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Sep 20
Amelia Broome plays Mrs. Lovett one of the most compelling antiheros written for the musical theatre in the Lyric Stage Company's production of: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through October 11.

Montana Gay Couple Denied Communion After Marriage

NATIONAL | Sep 20
A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after a new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago.

Getting to Know the Dystopia of Fox's 'Utopia'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 20
Fox's new reality show "Utopia," is far from perfect, it's riddled with problems, but it's easily one of the most fascinating shows on television right now.

Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 20
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Billie Allen

Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for League of Pro Theatre Women

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 20
On September 22, actress Phylicia Rashad will interview Billie Allen, for the League of Professional Theatre Women.

"Gotham" airs on Fox

Fall TV Preview :: 16 New Shows

TELEVISION | By Mike Halterman | Sep 20
One of my favorite times of year is the new fall TV season. Who knows, you might find yourself addicted to 2014′s newest hit! Here are 16 shows to watch out for.

The leather flag flies as swirled by a flagger at 2013's Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Street Fair's Fascinating History

CULTURE | By Race Bannon | Sep 20
On Sunday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the folks at Folsom Street Events, along with countless volunteers, will mount the granddaddy of all leather events, Folsom Street Fair, now in its 31st year.

Supervisor David Campos speaks Wednesday afternoon about meeting with Facebook representatives and their requirement that users only have accounts with their real names. He is backed by members of San Francisco's drag and transgender communities, including, from left, Little Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma, Heklina, and Carmen Morrison, who also participated in the meeting

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

NATIONAL | By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.