Ian Syder-Blake is not a drag queen. He’s a drag king. And in Houston, he’s the king of H Town Kings, that Wednesday night show at Pearl Bar. Like many (but not all) drag kings, Syder-Blake is AFAB, which stands for “assigned female at birth.” And while he, along with many other AFAB performers in Houston, promise solid drag entertainment (like singing, dancing, comedy, and theater), with more-than-enough talent and drive with which to build a successful career, Syder-Blake will not appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race anytime soon. … [Read more...] about Drag kings don’t get any respect, except in Houston
Watching someone blow out birthday candles during the coronavirus pandemic could lead to concerns that aerosols are spewing into the air. But you may have concerns over the tradition that comes shortly before the candles are extinguished, as singing “Happy Birthday” may also have us thinking about possible transmission of COVID-19, thanks to a Swedish study. … [Read more...] about Can singing ‘Happy Birthday’ spread coronavirus?
Cepko works in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. There are numerous problems with what is known as the “gold standard” test for COVID-19: it’s expensive, takes time to run, and often the chemicals needed for it are in short supply. … [Read more...] about Rapid, Inexpensive, Easy COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Soon Be Available
Most of us don’t think twice when turning on the faucet, flushing the toilet or running a warm bath, which takes energy to heat. Water is our planet’s most precious resource, but it’s something we take for granted because it’s available at the turn of a tap. Monitoring and being aware of your water footprint can help reduce your monthly bill, while reducing strain on water supplies. For example, your money goes down the drain when dishes are washed by hand — using up to 27 gallons per load — instead of using an Energy Star certified dishwasher that can use as little as three gallons per load. … [Read more...] about How to save money on monthly bills, with the help of your smart home
Heather Hilliard’s eponymous design firm is a full-service, boutique interior design studio that’s been around for more than a decade. The firm’s portfolio includes projects in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, Hawaii and the East Coast. She’s participated in the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase eight times, she’s a patron member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and has been on the Designer’s Circle for both the San Francisco Antiques Show and San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art’s Fog Design + Art Fair for many years. … [Read more...] about Heather Hilliard uses light, textures to design unique interiors