Tasting notes

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:25am

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year, plus new restaurant openings   We always enjoy Chinese New Year — the colors, the culture, the food. But this year is especially welcome: It’s the Year of the Cock, and who doesn’t appreciate that?! Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is getting into the spirit of things, as it […]


Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 7:20am

  When Simon Cowell used to criticize contestants on American Idol for being “too cabaret,” many in the gay community cocked their heads. Cowell made it sounds like a   bad thing. Gays have long loved their piano bars, their cabarets and the divas who make them live… probably because, for decades, that’s how we gathered […]

Double the dirt

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli talks unamused lesbians (a thing of the past!) , her drag idol and how an insult comic survives in the Era of Trump If you know her racy sense of humor, you practically expect Lisa Lampanelli to hurl a slur at you when she calls. Once, she wanted to know […]

What a Kroc

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Michael Keaton plays the man who invented an industry in ‘The Founder’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Who cured polio? Jonas Salk, right? No — Albert Sabin’s oral vaccine was easier to give, had longer-lasting effects and was more widely used almost from Day One. And Eli Whitney invented to cotton gin, yes? […]

Cassie Nova • 01-20-17

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

How do gay people deal with Trumpeters?   Hello my people! I hope you are all surviving this yo-yo winter: Warm, freezing, warm, chilly rain, warm again. Stupid Mother Nature is tryin’ to give us all pneumonia. I stay prepared — I have a spare jacket and an extra pair of shorts in the car. […]

Best Bets • 01-20-17

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Sunday  01.22 Bill Maher may be liberalism’s last hope For more than a year, Bill Maher was one of the few liberal voices who  seemed really concerned that Trump could actually win the presidency. He warned us all…and the worst happened. His current season of Real Time returns to HBO Friday after a two-month absence, […]

Theatre 3 plans benefit concert to assist Derek Whitener

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 1:51pm

Theatre 3 plans benefit concert to assist Derek Whitener

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Grounded’

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 12:26pm

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Grounded’

‘Throwing Shade’ Podcast becomes a TV show… tonight!

Posted on 17 Jan 2017 at 8:50am

Tonight on TVLand at 9:30 p.m. local time, Throwing Shade, the TV program, will make its debut

Ask Howard

Posted on 13 Jan 2017 at 7:25am

How to do the wrong thing right At last, a brand new, glistening year is here! We all must hope, and pray to whichever mythical being comforts us most, that 2017 bodes a far cry better, for us all, than the year in our rearview mirror, because if 2016 produced anything, it was plenty of […]