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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Birdy' Adds Performances
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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Birdy' Adds Performances

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 14
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of "Birdy."

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

NEWS | Feb 16
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it's working under a policy that is "irrational" and "outdated."

Chicago Police Release 2 Men Questioned in Smollett Case

Chicago Police Release 2 Men Questioned in Smollett Case

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 16
Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.

Valentine's Day @ The Standard :: February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day @ The Standard :: February 14, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | Feb 15
For Valentine's Day, Susanne Bartsch produced Kabaret Boom, held at Top of The Standard in New York. Guests included DJ Aquaria, Dirty Martini, and a special appearance from pop star Kim Petras.

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

NEWS | Feb 15
"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Here are some key moments in the story.

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Feb 15
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican.

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

NEWS | By Meg Kinnard | Feb 15
A Catholic mother says a federally funded South Carolina foster agency abruptly stopped working with her and won't allow her to foster children because she's "not the right kind of Christian."

Pop Culturing: As Disney/Marvel Readies to Bail on Netflix, Enter 'The Umbrella Academy'

Pop Culturing: As Disney/Marvel Readies to Bail on Netflix, Enter 'The Umbrella Academy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 15
Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy," which is now streaming, is the company's answer to its Disney/Marvel problem.

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

NEWS | By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller | Feb 15
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 15
Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said.

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Reporters who sought comment from wealthy West Hollywood political donor Ed Buck found themselves summarily repelled, with Buck curtly telling them to "Get a job, get a life."


News

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

POLITICS | By Holly Ramer and Bob Salsberg | Feb 15
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.


Entertainment

War and Friendship :: Playwright Naomi Wallace on Her Stage Adaptation of 'Birdy'
Provincetown, MA

War and Friendship :: Playwright Naomi Wallace on Her Stage Adaptation of 'Birdy'

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 14
Two American boys in the face of coming war; two battle-scarred men wrestling with the things they have seen. Naomi Wallace tells EDGE about adapting William Wharton's 1978 novel "Birdy" for the stage and exploring the nature of friendship.

 Review :: Never Look Away

Review :: Never Look Away

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck — the director of "The Lives of Others" and "The Tourist" — has created yet another film that will surely be remembered. Exactly how one will remember it... well, that's a matter of interpretation.


Business

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

FINANCE | By Lolita Baldour | Feb 15
If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.


Technology

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 15
The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds.


Cars

AP Fact Check: Trump Hails Auto Revival That's Not Happened

AP Fact Check: Trump Hails Auto Revival That's Not Happened

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher and Calvin Woodward | Feb 14
President Donald Trump is hailing a renaissance in U.S. auto manufacturing that has not happened. The industry is chugging along without the "massive numbers" of car companies that he says are setting up shop in the country.


Style

Learn Your CBDs: 8 Cannabis Skincare Products and Why They Work

Learn Your CBDs: 8 Cannabis Skincare Products and Why They Work

GROOMING | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 15
No, you're not going to get high, but CBD grooming products are overtaking the skincare industry like weeds. Here are our top picks and why they're so effective.


Health/Fitness

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

HEALTH | Feb 15
Phone batteries dying, sticking to plans, and slow WiFi — these are just some of the modern causes of stress plaguing Americans today, according to new research.


Travel

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

72 (Gayish) Hours in Milwaukee

Feb 15
A few days in Milwaukee reveal a round-up of lively LGBTQ-friendly bars, local eats, culture, and most of the time... snow.


Nightlife

Daddy Issues @ House of YES :: February 10, 2019

Daddy Issues @ House of YES :: February 10, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Feb 13
Daddy OllyWood presented Daddy Issues N#4 in NYC. With International DJ's Borja Pena, Joey Quinones and Michael Magnan, along with performances by GiGi Goode, Jasmine Kennedie and Merry Cherrie.