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Dear Abby: It’s fine for dad, teen daughter to hold hands; critic should get a grip

Dear Abby: I went through a divorce recently and have already found a woman I love. I have children — three boys and a daughter — I love very much. I’m currently paying child support to my ex for my 15-year-old [Read entire story]

Horoscope for Tuesday, 11/21/17 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): The timing's wrong, but don't get discouraged. A project may not happen now, but it will take place eventually. [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Fiance refuses to vacate house for wine-and-chick-flick ‘girls’ weekend’

Dear Abby: I live with my fiance, and we are being married in eight months. When I asked him if he would go and stay with his parents or some friends on a weekend when my girlfriend comes into town so we can have girl [Read entire story]

By-the-numbers story of Swiss women’s suffrage

Maybe it was something in the mountain air, but on the question of women’s suffrage, Switzerland lagged well behind the United States and Europe — Swiss women didn’t get the vote until 1971. Writer-director Petra [Read entire story]

Apology generator website skewers apologies that follow celebrity scandal

The site takes on the standard-issue apologies that have followed sexual misconduct stories and created a website that skewers the typical post-scandal mea culpa. [Read entire story]

So-so ‘Roman’ gives Denzel a character acting showcase

If “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is remembered for anything, it will be for the chance it gives Denzel Washington to do a pure character role. Here he’s nerdy and socially maladroit and has weird hair; and for the first [Read entire story]

‘Man’ lets us experience ‘A Christmas Carol’ anew

Christmas movies thrive on the sense that we’re all in this together, “fellow passengers to the grave” as Charles Dickens put it. That sense was common in the 1940s and ’50s, an era that produced some of our best [Read entire story]

Hip-hop fest hits hard

Be careful whom you invite into your house. Hip-hop impresario Micaya invites local and global companies to the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest, and this year — the festival’s 19th — NorCal pretty [Read entire story]

Horoscope for Monday, 11/20/17 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): It isn't easy being accommodating, but continue massaging the egos in your life. You're on the verge of getting what you want. [Read entire story]

Landmark Haight Record Store Shuts Its Door

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Recycled Records run in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury District has come to an end. For some 40 years, the store has been a landmark in the heart of the Haight, but now it’s [Read entire story]

Terry Crews says Russell Simmons asked him to give agent ‘a pass’ on sexual assault

Actor Terry Crews shared a purported email from Russell Simmons which asked him to give the agent who allegedly sexually assaulted Crews "a pass" and to "ask that he be reinstated." [Read entire story]

Stemme headlines a glorious ‘Turandot’ revival at SF Opera

Anyone who missed the San Francisco Opera’s season-opening production of “Turandot” in September can now officially quit bawling about it. Puccini’s grand, chilly exercise in bloodthirsty pageantry returned to [Read entire story]

Actor Jeffrey Tambor apparently leaves ‘Transparent’ following sexual harassment allegations

Tambor has denied allegations that he sexually harassed "Transparent" actress Trace Lysette. The actress said that Tambor made inappropriate comments on the set of the show and also physically pressed his body against [Read entire story]

Greeted by an annual classic as Smuin’s ‘Christmas Ballet’ returns

The holidays come early and often in “The Christmas Ballet. ” Now in its 23rd year, the annual and abundant offering from Smuin Contemporary American Ballet opened the weekend before Thanksgiving in Walnut Creek. The [Read entire story]

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Lee James Harrison has added a photo to the pool: Christmas at the 'tah. Fourth and Bryant Streets, SoMa, San Francisco. [Read entire story]

Wheater has lifted Joffrey Ballet to new heights

With its banquet of four Bay Area premieres, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet came on looking like the old Joffrey Ballet Saturday, Nov. 18, at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. That was a good thing. That the troupe now dances at [Read entire story]

Longtime Country Singer, Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies at 85

NASHVILLE (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for [Read entire story]

Minerva’s horoscope for week of Nov. 19

Starcast It’s turkey time and guess who’s coming to dinner? With Saturn at the head table, “grace” will be more prayer than promise. Don’t detour on the way to Grandma’s and [Read entire story]

Minerva’s Sunday horoscope: 11/19/17

STARCAST: Gobble! Gobble! It's turkey time and guess who's coming to dinner! With Saturn at the head table, "Grace" will be more prayer than promise. Don't detour on the way to Grandma's and try not to O.D. on food and [Read entire story]

Ann Wedgeworth, actress on Broadway and ‘Three’s Company,’ dies

NEW YORK — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83. Ms. Wedgeworth died Thursday in [Read entire story]