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Giving Shakespeare Some Comic Love :: Fran Weinberg on 'I Hate Hamlet'
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Giving Shakespeare Some Comic Love :: Fran Weinberg on 'I Hate Hamlet'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 23
Acting coach, director, director of Wheelock Family Theater's intensive acting program for teens... Fran Weinberg knows theater from just about every angle. She chats with EDGE about Titanic Theatre's production of Paul Rudnick's comedy "I Hate Hamlet."

Mayor Pete: I Have Things to Repent For - But Loving Chasten Isn't One of Them

Mayor Pete: I Have Things to Repent For - But Loving Chasten Isn't One of Them

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 23
Openly gay Democratic 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg stood strong in the face of attacks from the Christian right during a May 22 Q&A event, declaring he does have things to repent for - but his devotion to husband Chasten is hardly one of them.

GLAAD: LGBTQ Representation in Film is Up, but Not for All

GLAAD: LGBTQ Representation in Film is Up, but Not for All

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | May 23
The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters.

Making History: Rihanna Launches Fenty in Paris

Making History: Rihanna Launches Fenty in Paris

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | May 23
Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris.

'The L Word' Sequel Series Gets A Title

'The L Word' Sequel Series Gets A Title

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 23
Fans of 'The L Word' rejoice! The iconic series about a group of lesbian friends that ran for six seasons on Showtime and concluded in 2009 is slated for the sequel treatment in the form of a miniseries: "The L Word: Generation Q."

Faces of Concussions: NHL's Head-On Battle with an Epidemic

Faces of Concussions: NHL's Head-On Battle with an Epidemic

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Stephen Whyno | May 23
Various studies have tried to determine how many concussions there are in any given season in the NHL. There's little doubt to retired players that the total among 700-plus players over nearly 1,300 regular-season games, whatever it may be, is too much.

Ralph Lauren Unveils Gender Neutral Pride Collection

Ralph Lauren Unveils Gender Neutral Pride Collection

STYLE | May 23
This year, Polo Ralph Lauren will unveil the Pride capsule collection, a five-piece gender-neutral collection for adults and children.

Stonewall Generation Confronts Old Age, Sickness — And Discrimination

Stonewall Generation Confronts Old Age, Sickness — And Discrimination

HEALTH/FITNESS | By JoNel Aleccia, Melissa Bailey | May 23
LGBTQ baby boomers, dubbed "the Stonewall Generation," came of age just as the 1969 New York uprising galvanized a push for gay rights. After living through an era of unprecedented social change, they're facing new challenges as they grow old.

Watch: Madonna Releases Music Vid for New Song 'Crave' Featuring Swae Lee

Watch: Madonna Releases Music Vid for New Song 'Crave' Featuring Swae Lee

ENTERTAINMENT | May 23
Madonna is releasing another music video for a song off her forthcoming album "Madame X."

Mormon County Commissioner in Utah Comes Out as Gay

Mormon County Commissioner in Utah Comes Out as Gay

NEWS | By Morgan Smith | May 23
Republican lawmaker Nathan Ivie says it took him more than 20 years to come to terms with his identity.

South Dakota Governor Not Planning to Stop Inmate Execution

South Dakota Governor Not Planning to Stop Inmate Execution

NEWS | By Jeff Baenen | May 23
The governor of South Dakota says she does not plan to stop the execution of a death row inmate who claims jurors were biased against him because he's gay.


News

Kenya Court to Rule if Gay Relations are Criminal Acts

Kenya Court to Rule if Gay Relations are Criminal Acts

INTERNATIONAL | By Tom Odula | May 23
On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay rights activist and gospel singer Joji Baro says he is has no intention of returning home to the East African country.


Entertainment

 Review :: Gidion's Knot
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Review :: Gidion's Knot

THEATRE | By Joe Siegel | May 22
"Gidion's Knot" is Counter-Productions Theatre Company's final production, and it qualifies as a powerful and unforgettable swan song.

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Sends Cannes Swooning

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Sends Cannes Swooning

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | May 23
Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response.


Business

China Has More Weapons in U.S. Tariff War - but Do They Work?

China Has More Weapons in U.S. Tariff War - but Do They Work?

FINANCE | By Joe McDonald and Michael Liedtke | May 23
China's role as the main global supplier of rare earths used in smartphones, lightweight magnets, batteries and other components is leverage over Washington.


Technology

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

PERSONAL TECH | By Mari Yamaguchi | May 23
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.


Finance

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

HEALTH | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 21
You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.


Cars

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | May 22
One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports.


Style

'Chick-fil-A' Bill Reignites LGBT Opposition in Texas

'Chick-fil-A' Bill Reignites LGBT Opposition in Texas

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber | May 22
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he will sign legislation that Republicans say is a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom, but gay lawmakers sometimes tearfully railed against it on the House floor as a license to discriminate.


Health/Fitness

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

LEGAL | By Jennifer Peltz | May 22
Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.


Travel

6 Brazilian Tourists Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Chile

6 Brazilian Tourists Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Chile

May 23
Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.


Nightlife

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 21
The annual GLSEN Respect Awards were held at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made an impact on LGBTQ youth.