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Truth, Technology, and the Times We Live In :: A Chat with Madeleine George
Boston, MA

Truth, Technology, and the Times We Live In :: A Chat with Madeleine George

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
EDGE enjoyed a recent conversation with playwright Madeleine George about technology and personal choice in advance of The Nora Theatre Company's production of "Precious Little."

Playwright Who Inspired 'Moonlight' Wins PEN Award

Playwright Who Inspired 'Moonlight' Wins PEN Award

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "Moonlight" has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

Trump Admin Lays Out New Approach to Illegal Immigration

NEWS | By Alicia A. Cadwell | Feb 22
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

Conservative Forces Clash in Trump's Early Days

Conservative Forces Clash in Trump's Early Days

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Feb 22
Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.

What Happens if Trump Pulls Transgender Bathroom Guidance?

What Happens if Trump Pulls Transgender Bathroom Guidance?

NEWS | By Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.

Utah Moves to Toss School Ban on 'Advocacy of Homosexuality'

Utah Moves to Toss School Ban on 'Advocacy of Homosexuality'

NEWS | By Michelle L. Price | Feb 22
Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups.

Missouri Bill Would Limit Transgender School Bathroom access

Missouri Bill Would Limit Transgender School Bathroom access

NEWS | By Summer Ballentine | Feb 22
Missouri lawmakers are considering a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender children in public schools, despite a backlash that North Carolina faced over a broader law limiting bathroom use in all public buildings.

Natalie Zea Ferociously Embraces Her Comic Side on "The Detour"

Natalie Zea Ferociously Embraces Her Comic Side on "The Detour"

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Feb 21
Natalie Zea is best-known for her work in such TV dramas as "Justified" and "The Following," so who knew she could be the hilarious suburban-mom-with-a-past that she is on TBS's hit "The Detour." EDGE spoke to Zea recently about the new season.

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

Rio Carnival Revelers Hunt for Bargains Amid Economic Crisis

NEWS | By Mauricio Savarese | Feb 21
Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival.

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Director

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Director

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 21
Over the next few days, EDGE's Oscar pundits Robert Nesti and Jason St. Amand will handicap the six leading categories, starting with Best Director.

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

NEWS | By Deepti Hajela | Feb 21
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned as editor of Breitbart Tech after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men.


Entertainment

Stoneham Theater Presents Musical's East Coast Premiere
Boston, MA

Stoneham Theater Presents Musical's East Coast Premiere

THEATRE | Feb 16
"Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical" is an unforgettable story of faith, loss, and survival against unbeatable odds. It has its East Coast premiere at the Stoneham Theatre on February 23.

 Review :: Loving

Review :: Loving

MOVIES | By Louise Adams | Feb 21
Anti-miscegenation meets its legal match in writer/director Jeff Nichols' powerful, quiet adaption of the real-life Supreme Court case.


Business

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

LEGAL | By Richard Lardner | Feb 21
Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not.


Technology

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

PERSONAL TECH | By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

AUTO NEWS | Feb 21
Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.


Style

Olive Oil Sticker Shock After Bad Italian Harvest

Olive Oil Sticker Shock After Bad Italian Harvest

FOOD/DRINK | By Colleen Barry, Maria Grazia Murru | Feb 22
From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.


Health/Fitness

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

FOOD/DRINK | Feb 20
February is a Heart Health Month, making it the perfect time to find ways to re-think what we eat in order to help lead us to better heart health.


Travel

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

Canadian Man: After Reading Scruff Profile, US Customs Blocked Me From Entering

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 21
A man from Vancouver, Canada says he was blocked from entering the U.S. in October, after a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official demanded he unlock his phone and read his profile on the gay hookup app Scruff.


Nightlife

Elton John AIDS Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Elton John AIDS Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.