Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 43 / 23 October 2014

Bridget Everett, the motorboating merry-maker

"I understand the comparisons that people make between me and Bette Midler," says dynamo diva Bridget Everett, whose chaotic song-and schtick- merrymaking will be in full effect at the Independent this Sunday night, October 26. "I mean, she's great, I'll take it. It's flattering."

Newsday wrote, "In the history of raunchy broad originals, which includes Sophie Tucker and Bette Midler, we now have." And the New York Times did the math: "Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling Bette Midler by one hundred..."

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Road Show:
Pop-Up Gay Bar's authentic
—and appropriated—fun

"It's like liquefied Christmas Ham!," one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence exclaimed to Sister Selma Soul as they sat at a large table with a small group for cocktails. Both were sipping from a scorpion bowl and one of them was appropriately decked out in bondage gear, since it was the kickoff of Folsom Street Fair weekend. She posed for a few photos. My favorite was the absurdity of a tiny straw plunging through her gaping open-mouth ringlet. Everyone laughed.

The gaudily-garnished drink was described as being too sweet, but matched our tiki-themed surroundings. We were inside the Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill for the September installment of Pop-Up Gay Bar. (read more)


With even more events than ever before, only three rounds on the schedule, and dozens of venues, it was difficult to pick which events to attend at the tenth annual Lit Crawl... (read more)

On the Town -
Fall festivities

The National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Association Northern California chapter recognized local writers in the event room of Bloomberg's local offices last week. (read more)

On the Tab,
Oct. 23-31, 2014

Autumnal fun continues, leading up to the World Series and Halloween. Here's a bushel of events. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge - A-hole quotient

The traffic goes both ways, you know, so I'm certainly appreciative when a reader entertains me. (read more)

Shooting Stars:
Cause celebs

Local luminaries came out to celebrate Shanti's 40th anniversary gala. And hunks galore helped raise funds at the AIDS Emergency Fund's Bear Chest Calendar Men Casino night. (read more)

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