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'Madea Halloween' Sequel Takes No. 1, 'Geostorm' Flops

'Madea Halloween' Sequel Takes No. 1, 'Geostorm' Flops

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 22
Tyler Perry's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" has scared up a healthy audience in its first weekend in theaters. Studio estimates on Sunday say the comedy sequel earned $21.7 million from 2,388 theaters to easily take first place.

California Adds Third Gender to State Identification Documents

California Adds Third Gender to State Identification Documents

NEWS | By Ryan Lynch | Oct 22
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday recognizing a third gender, becoming one of the first states to do so.

1954 Miami Murder Leads to 'Homosexual Panic'

1954 Miami Murder Leads to 'Homosexual Panic'

NEWS | By Graham Brunk | Oct 22
The 'Homosexual Panic' that started in the 1950s can be traced back to one event - the murder of Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant William T. Simpson in August of 1954.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

How to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Blake Beckcomb | Oct 22
Many people who spend hours in the gym are trying to get lean and toned, but somehow it ends up being harder than anticipated. What does one have to do to actually tone muscles and see some definition?

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 22
A victim of the alleged "gay purge" in Chechnya has come forward. Maxim Lapunov led a press conference on Monday in Moscow to speak about the arrest, violent interrogation and torture he faced while in the Russian republic.

LGBT History Month: LGBT History Curriculum Choices Expand

LGBT History Month: LGBT History Curriculum Choices Expand

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 22
Over the last decade, as more and more educators have sought to teach LGBT history lessons, their curriculum choices have expanded.

Letter Penned a Day Before Titanic Sank Sold at UK Auction

Letter Penned a Day Before Titanic Sank Sold at UK Auction

NEWS | Oct 22
A letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England.

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Leaves Jail, Goes to Rally

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Leaves Jail, Goes to Rally

NEWS | Oct 22
Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

Directors Guild Files Disciplinary Charges Against Weinstein

Directors Guild Files Disciplinary Charges Against Weinstein

NEWS | Oct 22
The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

'At Home with Amy Sedaris' Hilariously Skewers Cooking & Crafting TV

'At Home with Amy Sedaris' Hilariously Skewers Cooking & Crafting TV

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
Amy Sedaris's new variety show "At Home with Amy Sedaris"debuts Oct. 24 on truTV and fans of "Strangers with Candy" will be pleased.


News

Healey Brings Trump Resistance to SF

Healey Brings Trump Resistance to SF

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Oct 21
When Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued the Trump administration for the seventh time this month, pundits speculated that the state's top law enforcement official might be eying a run for governor.


Entertainment

 Review :: Buyer & Cellar
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Review :: Buyer & Cellar

THEATRE | By Andrew Clark | Oct 19
This one-man play envisions a scenario where an out-of-work actor finds that his next gig is curator of Barbra Streisand's underground shopping mall.

UK Paper Sorry for Airbrushing Out Solange Knowles's Braids

UK Paper Sorry for Airbrushing Out Solange Knowles's Braids

CELEBRITIES | Oct 21
Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine.


Business

At GE, A New Urgency to Return to Industrial Roots

At GE, A New Urgency to Return to Industrial Roots

CORPORATE | Oct 22
The ambition of new CEO John Flannery to pare away everything that could stand in the way of General Electric's return to its industrial core became clearer Friday with plans to expel more than $20 billion in operations.


Technology

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 22
Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.


Finance

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

REAL ESTATE | By Marjorie Miller | Oct 6
I had filled out a form to win a Whole Foods gift certificate. Instead I got a phone call from "Hannah" at FantaSea Resorts congratulating me on winning a travel package.AP Photo/Julio Cortez


Cars

 Ohio Turnpike Plans Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars

Ohio Turnpike Plans Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 21
Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise the roadway.


Style

Orange Is the New White? Amber Wine Creates Buzz

Orange Is the New White? Amber Wine Creates Buzz

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 21
A unique amber-colored wine is creating a buzz in an industry long dominated by shades of red, white and rose. The orange color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing.


Health/Fitness

Five Ways to Quit Stalling and Grow

Five Ways to Quit Stalling and Grow

FITNESS | By Tom Bonanti | Oct 21
During the first year or so of training you will gain strength and size, but you;ll probably reach what is known as a plateau. Here are five things you can do to overcome those frustrating stalling periods.


Travel

The Quest to Visit All 50 States

The Quest to Visit All 50 States

By Beth J. Harpaz | Oct 21
The 50-state bucket list appeals to all age groups, from millennials who love to travel, to folks who travel a lot for work, to empty nesters and retirees with time for road trips.


Nightlife

NewFest  Opening Night @ SVA Theatre :: October 19, 2017

NewFest Opening Night @ SVA Theatre :: October 19, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 20
Opening night of NewFest, at SVA Theatre NYC, screened the documentary "Susanne Bartsch: On Top," with the directors and subject on hand for a moderated Q&A.