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Boston, MA

Non-Binary, All-Encompassing Fun :: Mal Malme on 'The T Party'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28
Company One's "The T Party" is a "non-binary" celebration that folds theater, dance, and music into one gleeful evening. But, um, what's "non-binary" mean, again? Castmember Mal Malme explains..

PopUps: No Bribing Bieber, Justin Turned Down $5 M to Perform at GOP Event

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29
Justin Bieber turned down his biggest payday -- $5 million to put on a 45 minute show at a Republican event during last week's GOP convention in Cleveland.

'Wigstock: The Cruise' Sets Sail August 21

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 29
Lady Bunny's Wigstock: The Cruise will set sail on its' second voyage on Sunday, August 21st from Pier 40 on New York City's West Side Highway.

NBA Head: Nixing Charlotte All-Star Game a Business Decision

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | Jul 29
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable.

Debra Messing, Blake Shelton Spar Over Presidential Campaign

NEWS | Jul 29
Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing has called a Twitter truce with country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton following a politically charged spat.

Governor: 4 Zika Cases Likely Came From Florida Mosquitoes

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Jul 29
Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday.

Detroit-Area Police Investigate Anti-Trans Attack As Possible Hate Crime

NEWS | Jul 29
Police are investigating whether a Detroit-area attack on a transgender woman after bar patron made derogatory remarks about her is a hate crime.

Rio Readies For Worst As Terror Threat Hangs Over Olympics

NEWS | By Mauricio Savarse, Joshua Goodman | Jul 29
A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics.

GOP Leaders Agree to Streamline Dueling Cases Over Anti-LGBT Law

NEWS | Jul 29
North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have agreed to streamline dueling lawsuits over a state law that limits protections for LGBT people.

US Navy to Name Ship After Harvey Milk

NEWS | Jul 29
If "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" wasn't dead already, this would be the final nail in the coffin.

Trump Says He Wants to 'Hit' DNC Speakers Who Made Fun of Him

NEWS | Jul 29
As Hillary Clinton said in her acceptance speech on Thursday, "this is a man you can bait with a Tweet."


Entertainment

Katy Perry Belts 'Rise' And 'Roar' At Democratic Convention

CELEBRITIES | By Leanne Italie | Jul 29
Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song "Rise" and her signature "Roar" for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones.


Business

UK Economy Grew Faster Than Expected in Run-Up to EU vote

FINANCE | Jul 29
Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the run-up to the vote to leave the European Union, official figures showed Wednesday - little consolation for a country that is already seeing business activity decline sharply.


Technology

Pokemon Go Creators Working to be 'Respectful' of Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 29
The location-aware game provides virtual rewards for players who visit real sites in the game. Several locations, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Arlington National Cemetery have asked to be removed from the game.


Finance

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Rental Regulation

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 25
San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.


Cars

Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.


Style

Spa Trends: Sound Vibrations & Digital Detox

GROOMING | By Beth J. Harpaz | Jul 29
Sound vibrations, warm seashells and a "digital detox" that involves surrendering your cellphone were among the healing and de-stressing techniques on display at this year's International Spa Association expo.


Travel

Gay No More, NYC's Out Hotel To Go Mainstream

Jul 28
The days of New York City's Out Hotel as a gay-themed vacation spot are numbered. The Real Deal reports that Merchant's Hospitality has bought the long-term lease on the Times Square area complex for $40 million and plans to go for a mainstream crowd.


Nightlife

Boston, MA

Dina Martina Continues PTown Run at the Crown and Anchor

The hysterically funny Dina Martina continues her Provincetown run with July performances Wednesday through Sunday at The Crown and Anchor.

Interview with Classic DJ Sharon White

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28
Known for her legendary beginning at the historic Saint parties in the famous and long-gone dome on Sixth Street in Manhattan, the 62-year-old DJ will be the featured guest at this Saturday's Flagging in the Park.