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What to Check Out at the 2018 Boston Calling Festival
Boston, MA

What to Check Out at the 2018 Boston Calling Festival

ENTERTAINMENT | May 22
The ninth edition of Boston Calling will offer over 54 performances from musicians, artists, bands and comedians across three stages at Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 27).

Trump Seethes Over Russia Probe, Calls for End to 'SPYGATE'

Trump Seethes Over Russia Probe, Calls for End to 'SPYGATE'

NEWS | By Anne Flaherty, Desmond Butler and Chad Day | May 23
Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation, saying the FBI was caught in a "MAJOR spy scandal" for using secret informant to determine whether some of Trump's campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.

Airlines Obey Beijing's Demand to Call Taiwan Part of China

Airlines Obey Beijing's Demand to Call Taiwan Part of China

NEWS | By Erika Kinetz | May 23
British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan as a part of China on their global websites.

Gay Kentucky Man Loses Bid to Challenge GOP Clerk Kim Davis

Gay Kentucky Man Loses Bid to Challenge GOP Clerk Kim Davis

NEWS | By Adam Beam and Dylan Lovan | May 23
A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Texas Liberal Candidate Bashed by National Democrats Loses

Texas Liberal Candidate Bashed by National Democrats Loses

NEWS | By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | May 23
A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history.

Judge Sides with Transgender Teen, Declines to Dismiss Suit

Judge Sides with Transgender Teen, Declines to Dismiss Suit

NEWS | By Ben Finley | May 23
A federal judge on Tuesday sided with a transgender teen in Virginia who claims a school board violated his rights when it banned him from using boys' bathrooms.

Georgia Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier in Governor Race

Georgia Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier in Governor Race

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | May 23
Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

Minneapolis Police Won't be in Full Uniform in Pride Parade

Minneapolis Police Won't be in Full Uniform in Pride Parade

NEWS | May 23
Minneapolis police participating in the Twin Cities Pride Parade won't be marching in full uniform at this year's event.

State Investigation Reveals Discrimination at Oregon School

State Investigation Reveals Discrimination at Oregon School

NEWS | By Andrew Selsky | May 23
A school district in Oregon accused by two LGBTQ students of harassment praised a settlement of the case, but the allegations and a state investigation have revealed pervasive discrimination that a new group will be tasked with combating.

Court tosses Case Claiming Bias Against Opposite-Sex Couples

Court tosses Case Claiming Bias Against Opposite-Sex Couples

NEWS | May 23
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the case of a woman who claimed discrimination because the state had provided some employee benefits to unmarried same-sex couples but not to unwed heterosexual couples.

Stoli Vodka Launches Harvey Milk Inspired Bottle

Stoli Vodka Launches Harvey Milk Inspired Bottle

NEWS | May 23
Today, Stoli Vodka introduced the Stoli Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, as a part of the brand's Raising the Bar program, which supports LGBTQ partner organizations, including the Harvey Milk Foundation. (Photo: Business Wire)


News

Attorney: Mexican Man Wrongly Detained at Marriage Interview

Attorney: Mexican Man Wrongly Detained at Marriage Interview

INTERNATIONAL | By Alexandra Villarreal | May 23
Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia said Tuesday his detention is unlawful.


Entertainment

 Review :: Pirates Of Penzance; Or The Slave Of Duty
Boston, MA

Review :: Pirates Of Penzance; Or The Slave Of Duty

THEATRE | By Will Demers | May 22
This imaginative production of "Pirates" is refreshing to say the least. It is something that has not been seen locally for some time and begs repeat viewing with friends or family. Come and get your tickets and play with the slaves of duty at Wilbury.

'Roseanne' Ends Season with a Hopeful Note as Storms Brew

'Roseanne' Ends Season with a Hopeful Note as Storms Brew

TELEVISION | By Mark Kennedy | May 23
The reboot of "Roseanne" ended the season Tuesday with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that's been popular and yet also divisive.


Technology

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

PERSONAL TECH | May 22
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.


Finance

Many Cancer Patients Juggle Care Along with Financial Pain

Many Cancer Patients Juggle Care Along with Financial Pain

HEALTH | By Tom Murphy | May 22
As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help to patients.


Cars

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | May 21
Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda, tapped to head the Japanese auto industry association, promised Friday to lead a push among manufacturers to keep a competitive edge in emerging technologies.


Health/Fitness

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin | May 22
In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Trump, the thrice-married ex-Democrat who used to describe himself as "very pro-choice" is offering catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.


Nightlife

A Guide to Chowing Down at 2018 Boston Calling
Boston, MA

A Guide to Chowing Down at 2018 Boston Calling

MUSIC | May 21
Music fans attending the 2018 Boston Calling festival will not go hungry - or thirsty - as there will be over 150 menu items to choose from this year.

Theater Offensive's ClimACTS :: May 16, 2018

Theater Offensive's ClimACTS :: May 16, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 22
Abe Rybeck and the Theater Offensive hosted their annual fundraiser ClimACTS at Royale last Wednesday night and it was quite a sexy spectacular. See who came out.