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Talking with Director Steven Maler on Making CSC's 'Birdy' Take Flight
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Talking with Director Steven Maler on Making CSC's 'Birdy' Take Flight

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Feb 22
Steven Maler, the artistic director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, long admired the work of playwright Naomi Wallace. With his upcoming production of her adaptation of the novel "Birdy," Maler got the opportunity to direct one of her plays.

Trans Athletes Make Great Gains, yet Resentment Still Flares

Trans Athletes Make Great Gains, yet Resentment Still Flares

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 23
Across the U.S. and in many places abroad, transgender athletes are breaking barriers in high school, college and pro sports and being embraced by teammates and fans. But resentments can still flare,

US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

ENTERTAINMENT | By Russell Contreras | Feb 23
Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico.

Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

NEWS | By Kristin M. Hall | Feb 23
Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78.

Iowa Play-By-Play Man Suspended for "King Kong" Comment

Iowa Play-By-Play Man Suspended for "King Kong" Comment

NEWS | By Luke Meredith | Feb 23
Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong" during a game.

Mueller Sentencing Memo in Manafort Case Not Yet Public

Mueller Sentencing Memo in Manafort Case Not Yet Public

NEWS | By Chad Day And Eric Tucker | Feb 23
Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal.

Biden's 2020 Opening? Dem Field Missing Foreign Policy Hand

Biden's 2020 Opening? Dem Field Missing Foreign Policy Hand

NEWS | By Elana Schor And Thomas Beaumont | Feb 23
Former Vice President Joe Biden is seizing on that opening to position himself as the sole global policy expert in a crowded Democratic field if he decides to run for president.

Handicapping the Oscars in a Crazy Year

Handicapping the Oscars in a Crazy Year

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 23
There are two things to know about the Oscars this year: the lead-up has been crazy and there is no clear cut winner for Best Picture. EDGE writers make their picks for who will win, should win and should have been nominated.

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

NEWS | By Sara Burnett And Michael Tarm | Feb 23
R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims.

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Charges of Soliciting Prostitute

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Charges of Soliciting Prostitute

NEWS | By Terry Spencer And Joshua Replogle | Feb 23
Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.

From Bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a Lesson in Reconciliation

From Bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a Lesson in Reconciliation

NEWS | By Denis D. Gray And Hau Dinh | Feb 23
Despite the conflict's savagery, what followed was a remarkable rapprochement between wartime foes and it took merely 20 years to restore full relations.


News

AP Source: Mueller Report Not Expected Next Week

AP Source: Mueller Report Not Expected Next Week

POLITICS | By Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker | Feb 23
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week, a senior department official told The Associated Press on Friday.


Entertainment

 Review :: When Angels Fall
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Review :: When Angels Fall

THEATRE | By Clinton Campbell | Feb 22
ArtsEmerson's latest offering is a stark and haunting new work by Director and Choreographer RaphaĆ«lle Boitel — "When Angels Fall."

A Bumpy Road to the Oscars Could End in Triumph for Netflix

A Bumpy Road to the Oscars Could End in Triumph for Netflix

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Feb 23
The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.


Business

French Bishops Agree to Compensation for Sex Abuse Victims

French Bishops Agree to Compensation for Sex Abuse Victims

FINANCE | By Samuel Petrequin | Feb 23
Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims.


Technology

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Perhaps to Dazzle Away Flies

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Perhaps to Dazzle Away Flies

SCIENCE | By Danica Kirka | Feb 23
Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.


Cars

BMW, Daimler: You Can Trust Us with Car-Sharing Data

BMW, Daimler: You Can Trust Us with Car-Sharing Data

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Feb 23
Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities.


Style

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 22
Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition