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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."

Jimmy Kimmel Talks About Trump and Other Pre-Oscars Concerns

Jimmy Kimmel Talks About Trump and Other Pre-Oscars Concerns

NEWS | By Sandy Cohen | Feb 23
Jimmy Kimmel says he never really wanted to host the Academy Awards.

Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

NEWS | Feb 23
Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.

Lesbian Flick 'Liberty's Secret' is Released, Available on Demand

Lesbian Flick 'Liberty's Secret' is Released, Available on Demand

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
The lesbian movie-musical "Liberty's Secret" has finally been released, and after playing several queer film festivals is now available on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and VimeoOnDemand worldwide.

ABC's LGBTQ Miniseries 'When We Rise' Aims High but Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

ABC's LGBTQ Miniseries 'When We Rise' Aims High but Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 23
"When We Rise," airing Feb. 27 on ABC, is an ambitious but flawed miniseries from out Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ("Milk") about 40 years of the LGBTQ movement.

The Oscars are Less White, but the Industry Hasn't Changed

The Oscars are Less White, but the Industry Hasn't Changed

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Feb 23
After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."

Essence Vegas Helps Local Girl Scout Troop Reach Cookie Goals

Essence Vegas Helps Local Girl Scout Troop Reach Cookie Goals

NEWS | Feb 23
Essence Vegas is leading the charge to help local Girl Scout Troop 679 reach their cookie goals by purchasing the remaining cookies -- approximately 150 boxes -- to help the troop reach their goal of 400 boxes sold.

Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

Thirty years after Marlee Matlin was first deaf actor to win a major Oscar, Boston's Ruderman Family Foundation honors her with annual award of $100,000.

Only In Florida: Woman Alleges Critique in Bedroom Got Her Dildo-Whipped

Only In Florida: Woman Alleges Critique in Bedroom Got Her Dildo-Whipped

NEWS | Feb 23
Call it a case of assault with a deadly dildo.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 23
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Civil and Human Rights Community Condemns Trump's Anti-Trans Policy

Civil and Human Rights Community Condemns Trump's Anti-Trans Policy

NEWS | Feb 23
Numerous LGBTQ and Civil Rights groups issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's rescission of Title IX guidance, which clarifies protections for transgender students under the law:


News

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

NATIONAL | Feb 23
Sources told both CNN and The New York Times that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially took issue with a draft of the Trump administration's plan to rescind President Barack Obama's guidelines that protect transgender students in public schools.


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.

Oscars Look to 'La La Land,' Host Kimmel for Ratings Boost

Oscars Look to 'La La Land,' Host Kimmel for Ratings Boost

MOVIES | By Lynn Elber | Feb 23
If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes.


Business

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

LEGAL | Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.


Technology

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

PERSONAL TECH | By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.


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

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Feb 23
Great Wall is part of a cadre of small but ambitious independent Chinese automakers that grew in the shadow of state-owned giants such as Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., which assembles vehicles for General Motors Co. and Volkswagen.


Style

Indochino Announces New 'Fit Method' to Perfect Made to Measure Suits

Indochino Announces New 'Fit Method' to Perfect Made to Measure Suits

FASHION | By EDGE | Feb 23
Indochino, the world's largest made to measure suiting brand, has announced the launch of Fit Method, a new program that aims to further perfect the style and fit of every suit.


Health/Fitness

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

HEALTH | Feb 22
GFour Productions has proudly joined forces with The National Breast Cancer Coalition by donating 100 percent of proceeds from Hot Flash Fans sales of "Menopause The Musical."


Nightlife

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island'  the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island' the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

PRIDE | Feb 22
From legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, NYC Pride announces a new 3-day cultural experience featuring Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, and Years & Years taking place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Pier 26.