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Father, Daughter, Plays -- Part One: Will Lyman
Boston, MA

Father, Daughter, Plays -- Part One: Will Lyman

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 25
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents "Beckett in Brief," an omnibus of three short Beckett plays. Will Lyman chats with EDGE about doing Beckett through the years and what the future holds.

Attorney: Officials Denied Hernandez's Request for Cellmate

Attorney: Officials Denied Hernandez's Request for Cellmate

NEWS | Apr 26
A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself.

Pastor Who Praised Pulse Massacre Gets 35 Years for Child Molestation

Pastor Who Praised Pulse Massacre Gets 35 Years for Child Molestation

NEWS | Apr 26
The sentence has been handed down, and the Georgia pastor who said that the victims of last year's Pulse massacre in Orlando "what they deserved," got what he deserved: Life behind bars.

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' Director, Dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' Director, Dead at 73

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Apr 26
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died. He was 73.

Oh, Canada! Montreal Prepares for an Epic Pride

Oh, Canada! Montreal Prepares for an Epic Pride

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Apr 26
LGBT travelers have even more reason to head north this year, with the first-ever Canada Pride happening in Montreal from August 11 to August 20.

Madonna Isn't Too Happy About Unauthorized Biopic

Madonna Isn't Too Happy About Unauthorized Biopic

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 26
Madonna lashes out against news that an unauthorized biopic about the Material Girl is in the works.

Watch: Partner of Slain Paris Officer Gives Moving Eulogy

Watch: Partner of Slain Paris Officer Gives Moving Eulogy

NEWS | Apr 26
The husband of a gay Paris police officer who died last Thursday in what is believed to be a terrorist attack carried out by ISIS delivered a moving eulogy Tuesday.

Democrats Reboot Effort for National Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Democrats Reboot Effort for National Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

NEWS | Apr 26
As states and municipalities around the country adopt measures banning the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors, Congressional Democrats are taking a second shot at making the ban national.

Watch: Gay Baseball Player Comes Out to Mom on Live TV

Watch: Gay Baseball Player Comes Out to Mom on Live TV

NEWS | Apr 26
An American athlete playing professional baseball in Australia is making headlines this week after coming out as gay on live TV Monday night.

Paul Verhoeven to Direct Lesbian Nun Drama

Paul Verhoeven to Direct Lesbian Nun Drama

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 26
Director Paul Verhoeven has announced that his next French-language film will chronicle the life of the controversial Italian nun Benedetta Carlini.

Tennis Player Amelie Mauresmo Announces Birth of 2nd Child

Tennis Player Amelie Mauresmo Announces Birth of 2nd Child

NEWS | Apr 26
Former top-ranked tennis player Amelie Mauresmo has given birth to a second child.


News

Flynn's Russia Payments

Flynn's Russia Payments

POLITICS | Apr 26
The leaders of the House Oversight Committee said that Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, possibly committed a felony by not disclosing payments from a trip to Moscow in 2015.


Entertainment

Looking 'A Gift Horse' in the  Eye :: Obehi Janice and Jim Petosa on Lydia Diamond's Early Play
Boston, MA

Looking 'A Gift Horse' in the Eye :: Obehi Janice and Jim Petosa on Lydia Diamond's Early Play

THEATRE | Apr 21
Lydia R. Diamind's play "The Gift Horse" sees its Boston area premiere in a production by New Repertory Theatre. EDGE has a chat with director Jim Petosa and star Obehi Janice about the play, the current and coming season, and more.

 Review :: Obit

Review :: Obit

MOVIES | By Louise Adams | Apr 26
Vanessa Gould decided to chronicle the lives behind the New York Times death notices in this engaging, endearing, and insightful documentary.


Business

Oklahoman Author, Texas Dispute Ownership of 'Lunar Bibles'

Oklahoman Author, Texas Dispute Ownership of 'Lunar Bibles'

LEGAL | By Justin Juozapavicius | Apr 26
Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes.


Technology

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Apr 26
Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm.


Cars

Rural Electric Drivers Face 'Range Anxiety'

Rural Electric Drivers Face 'Range Anxiety'

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Hill | Apr 24
Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: Know the locations of charging stations, bring activities for the kids during three-hour recharges... and have a backup plan.


Style

Hawaii Reassures Tourists After Reported Brain Parasite Cases

Hawaii Reassures Tourists After Reported Brain Parasite Cases

FOOD/DRINK | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Apr 25
A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite.


Health/Fitness

HRC Announces Fellowships for 10 Young Nonprofit Leaders Working to End HIV in Hardest-Hit Areas

HRC Announces Fellowships for 10 Young Nonprofit Leaders Working to End HIV in Hardest-Hit Areas

AIDS | Apr 25
HRC announced the selection of ten outstanding, young leaders for the second year of its fellowship program focused on elevating the work of young people on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.


Travel

Puerto Rico Adventures by Day and Night

Puerto Rico Adventures by Day and Night

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 26
Puerto Rico is chock-full of non-nocturnal adventures so epic and singular that you're not only going to want to rest up for them, you won't even mind putting that Latin lothario on ice for a couple evenings.


Nightlife

Dyke Night Hosts LGBT Showcase of the Women in Comedy Festival
Boston, MA

Dyke Night Hosts LGBT Showcase of the Women in Comedy Festival

On Saturday, April 22, at Boston's Club Café, join Dyke Night as they host the LGBT Showcase of the Women in Comedy Festival (WICF).

AIDS Walk For Life In Providence :: April 23, 2017

AIDS Walk For Life In Providence :: April 23, 2017

AIDS | Apr 24
The 31st Annual Walk for Life stepped off from the State Capital grounds under a clear blue sky of a wonderful warm spring day.