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'Queer Eye's' Karamo Brown: Be Bald, Be Authentic, Be Badass

'Queer Eye's' Karamo Brown: Be Bald, Be Authentic, Be Badass

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Feb 25
When Karamo Brown first appeared on Netflix's "Queer Eye," he admits he wasn't his authentic self. The show's Culture guru was balding, but was resorting to cosmetic methods to hide it, though with some difficulties.

Lady Gaga Announces New Single 'Stupid Love,' Hints at New Album Soon

Lady Gaga Announces New Single 'Stupid Love,' Hints at New Album Soon

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 25
Lady Gaga is finally back!

Desperate to Stop Virus' Spread, Countries Limit Travel

Desperate to Stop Virus' Spread, Countries Limit Travel

NEWS | By Kim tong-Hyung, Matt Sedensky | Feb 25
Officials scrambled Tuesday to halt the spread of the burgeoning new virus, from northern Italy where troops were dispatched to enforce quarantines, to South Korea, where some neighborhoods in a city of 2.5 million were brought to a near standstill.

One Million Moms Takes Issue with Billy Porter Wearing Fab Oscars Gown on 'Sesame Street'

One Million Moms Takes Issue with Billy Porter Wearing Fab Oscars Gown on 'Sesame Street'

NEWS | Feb 25
The anti-LGBTQ group One Million Moms is the latest organization of conservatives taking issue with Billy Porter's "Sesame Street" appearance in which he wear's his fabulous Oscars gown.

Blacks Are at Higher Risk of Alzheimer's, But Why?

Blacks Are at Higher Risk of Alzheimer's, But Why?

Blacks are at higher risk for several health conditions in the U.S. This is true for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and more. And it is also for Alzheimer's disease, in which blacks have two times higher incidence rates than whites.

Watch: Queer Musician Perfume Genius Announces New Album, Shares Vid for New Song

Watch: Queer Musician Perfume Genius Announces New Album, Shares Vid for New Song

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 25
Queer musician Perfume Genius (a.k.a. Mike Hadreas) announced his new album and shared a music video for a new song.

Watch: Effigies of Same Sex Couple Burned at Croatian Festival

Watch: Effigies of Same Sex Couple Burned at Croatian Festival

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 25
The burning in effigy of a same-sex couple and their child in the Croatian town Imotski prompted condemnation from governmental officials and LGBTQ equality advocates alike.

California Congressman's Vacated Seat Unleashes GOP Slugfest

California Congressman's Vacated Seat Unleashes GOP Slugfest

NEWS | By Julie Watson | Feb 25
Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's resignation from Congress last month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge unleashed a GOP slugfest over the vacancy in one of the party's few remaining House seats in California.

Republicans to Honor Girls Suing Over Transgender Policy

Republicans to Honor Girls Suing Over Transgender Policy

NEWS | Feb 25
Connecticut Republicans will honor three high school runners who are suing to block a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports, the party chairman said Monday.

Chris Evans in Talks to Star in 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake from 'Love, Simon' Director, Billy Porter to Voice Plant

Chris Evans in Talks to Star in 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake from 'Love, Simon' Director, Billy Porter to Voice Plant

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 25
Chris Evans is in talks to star in the upcoming "Little Shop of Horrors" remake musical, which will be directed by Greg Berlanti ("Love, Simon"), with Billy Porter lending his voice to the carnivorous plant Audrey II.


News

Polish Straight Couple Sentenced to One Year After Bringing Explosives to Pride Event

Polish Straight Couple Sentenced to One Year After Bringing Explosives to Pride Event

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 25
A married heterosexual couple in Poland were sentenced to one year following their arrest for bringing explosive devices to an LGBTQ Pride in Lublin in September, 2019.


Entertainment

Ripped from the Headlines:  Actress Paula Plum on  Environmental Drama 'The Children'
Boston, MA

Ripped from the Headlines: Actress Paula Plum on Environmental Drama 'The Children'

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
Paula Plum, Karen MacDonald, and Tyrees Allen star in a British eco-disaster drama that plumbs the depths of a complicated friendship. Plum chats with EDGE about the play's hard questions about the future.

 Review :: The Eagles in Concert — 48 Years & Still Going Strong

Review :: The Eagles in Concert — 48 Years & Still Going Strong

MUSIC | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 25
With over 200 million albums sold worldwide, the Eagles are one of the most beloved and enduring American rock 'n' roll creations ever.


Business

One Clear Message from Democrats: Time for Big Change

One Clear Message from Democrats: Time for Big Change

LEGAL | By Josh Boak and Hannah Fingerhut | Feb 25
Democrats' desire for dramatic political change has emerged as a driving force in the party's presidential primary battle, one that extends beyond the progressive wing.


Technology

Chemical Firm: U.S. Wrong to Deny Visa for Software Developer

Chemical Firm: U.S. Wrong to Deny Visa for Software Developer

PERSONAL TECH | By Jeff Martin | Feb 25
A U.S.-based chemical company is fighting to obtain a visa for a Ukrainian software developer who has spent years working on a complex computer system.


Finance

Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

FINANCE | By Liz Weston | Feb 24
Before you buy any of the following, you'd be smart to investigate lower-cost alternatives and to consult an objective, knowledgeable third party, such as a fee-only financial planner.


Cars

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 23
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.


Health/Fitness

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit  Town Rebounds. but Nation Slow to Heed Lessons

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. but Nation Slow to Heed Lessons

HIV/AIDS | By Laura Ungar | Feb 25
The CDC deemed 220 U.S. counties vulnerable to HIV outbreaks because of overdose death rates, the volume of prescription opioid sales and other statistics tied to injecting drugs.


Nightlife

Join Us for 'LGBTQ+ Night at the Circus Spectacular!'
Boston, MA

Join Us for 'LGBTQ+ Night at the Circus Spectacular!'

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 19
For this special, once-a-year benefit, the New England Center for Circus Arts invites NECCA alumni and professional performers from around the world to donate their talents to raise money for NECCA's outreach and scholarship programs.

After Tragedies, New Orleans Celebrates End of Carnival

After Tragedies, New Orleans Celebrates End of Carnival

NATIONAL | By Rebecca Santana and Janet Mcconnaughey | Feb 25
Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival season reaches its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday.