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She's a Man Eater! :: Cameron McEachern on Building Ravenous Plant Puppets for 'Little Shop of Horrors'
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She's a Man Eater! :: Cameron McEachern on Building Ravenous Plant Puppets for 'Little Shop of Horrors'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 22
Cameron McEachern reveals what goes into the care, feeding, and construction of your well-kept killer plant - or at least, the puppets that play the role in the Lyric Stage Company production of "Little Shop of Horrors."

Oklahoma Woman Charged with Racist, Anti-Gay Vandalism Hospitalized

Oklahoma Woman Charged with Racist, Anti-Gay Vandalism Hospitalized

NEWS | Aug 22
A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment.

Reported Illnesses Among Vapers Reaches 150 Possible Cases

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 22
The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.

New School Transgender Rules Fire Debate in Portugal

New School Transgender Rules Fire Debate in Portugal

NEWS | Aug 22
New rules on gender identity at schools are causing a stir in Portugal, where some parents are expressing alarm that transgender children will be able to choose which bathroom they use.

UN Report Condemns Sexual Violence by Myanmar Military

UN Report Condemns Sexual Violence by Myanmar Military

NEWS | By Grant Peck | Aug 22
Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Watch: Pa. Priest Accused of Stealing Nearly $100K from Church to Pay for Grindr Dates & More

Watch: Pa. Priest Accused of Stealing Nearly $100K from Church to Pay for Grindr Dates & More

NEWS | Aug 22
The Chester County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania announced a priest has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his church and allegedly used that money to pay for travel and men he met on Grindr.

Buttigieg's Campaign Still Struggling to to Connect with African-American Voters?

Buttigieg's Campaign Still Struggling to to Connect with African-American Voters?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 22
Pete Buttigieg's campaign has struggled to reach African-American voters. A recent campaign event in a historically African-American neighborhood that drew mostly whites was a reminder of that persistent disconnect.

Watch: Rapper Young Thug Talks Sexuality, Says He's the 'Straight Man in the World'

Watch: Rapper Young Thug Talks Sexuality, Says He's the 'Straight Man in the World'

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
Rapper Young Thug was interviewed by Big Boy on Real 92.3 LA Wednesday and opened up about his sexuality.

Want Tokyo Olympic Tickets? No Problem if You Have $60K

Want Tokyo Olympic Tickets? No Problem if You Have $60K

NEWS | By Stephen Wade | Aug 22
Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 million yen — about $60,000.

'Practical Magic' Prequel in the Works for HBO Max

'Practical Magic' Prequel in the Works for HBO Max

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
HBO Max, the new streaming service from Warner Media, has been announcing a number of projects, including a "Gossip Girl" reboot and a "Dune" spinoff. Now, the company is announcing a "Practical Magic" prequel series called "Rules of Magic."

In Wake of Trump Endorsement, Log Cabin Republicans Lose Members, Get Muted Response from Conservatives

In Wake of Trump Endorsement, Log Cabin Republicans Lose Members, Get Muted Response from Conservatives

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 22
The Log Cabin is getting emptier, even as conservatives can barely bring themselves to mention the endorsement that the national group of LGBTQ conservatives gave Donald Trump.


News

Louisiana Governor's Race Ad Takes Aim at Transgender Rights

Louisiana Governor's Race Ad Takes Aim at Transgender Rights

POLITICS | Aug 22
Republican candidate for Louisiana governor Ralph Abraham has released a new TV ad that takes aim at abortion rights and the transgender community as he works to draw attention for his campaign.


Entertainment

 Review :: Jersey Boys
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Review :: Jersey Boys

THEATRE | By Steve Duffy | Aug 21
Oh, what a night! Opening night of The North Shore Music Theatre's production of "Jersey Boys" was quite a night!

 Review :: Sneak Peeks of Three Musicals in Development

Review :: Sneak Peeks of Three Musicals in Development

THEATRE | By Rob Lester | Aug 22
Three original musicals in development went public this summer. EDGE Rob Lester was on hand for these sneak peeks.


Business

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout from Quitting Program

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout from Quitting Program

LEGAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary | Aug 22
Planned Parenthood clinics are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program.


Technology

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

Earth's Future Is Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 22
New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet."


Finance

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

HEALTH | By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.


Style

A Weekend of Eating in Pittsburgh

A Weekend of Eating in Pittsburgh

FOOD/DRINK | By Melissa Rayworth | Aug 22
A mix of homegrown chefs and transplants from other cities have been opening risk-taking and award-winning restaurants, offering creative spins on American food and authentic takes on cuisines like Venezuelan and Vietnamese.


Health/Fitness

The Collapse of a Hospital Empire — And Towns Left in the Wreckage

The Collapse of a Hospital Empire — And Towns Left in the Wreckage

HEALTH | By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Lauren Weber | Aug 22
How companies run by Miami businessman Jorge A. Perez and his associates were able to drive so many hospitals into the ground so quickly, devastating their communities, is a story about the fragility of health care in rural America.


Nightlife

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

For its 22nd year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. They will enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days.