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Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal is Unprecedented

Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal is Unprecedented

NEWS | Aug 4
President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut with Widespread Damage, Injuries

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut with Widespread Damage, Injuries

NEWS | By Bassem Mroue | Aug 4
A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'Ratched' Series Starring Sarah Paulson

Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'Ratched' Series Starring Sarah Paulson

Netflix is sharing the first trailer for its upcoming Ryan Murphy series "Ratched," starring Sarah Paulson as the titular Nurse Mildred Ratched in the "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" prequel.

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Get on NJ's 2020 Ballot

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Get on NJ's 2020 Ballot

NEWS | By Mike Catalini | Aug 4
Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address.

Watch: Penn. Grocery Store's Homophobic Sign Sparks Support for LGBTQ Community

Watch: Penn. Grocery Store's Homophobic Sign Sparks Support for LGBTQ Community

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
A sign displayed by a Pennsylvania grocery store contained fallacious claims about COVID-19 and anti-gay rhetoric, sparking a rally in support of the LGBTQ community.

Watch the Stream of  'Broadway Bares: Zoom'

Watch the Stream of 'Broadway Bares: Zoom'

Tens of thousands of fans around the world "Zoomed In" to watch sensational striptease when the first-ever digital edition of Broadway Bares streamed August 1, 2020, and raised $596,504 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

Twitter users can't contain themselves after "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington was spotted...adjusting his pants in London this week.

'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Gave Salmonella, Not COVID, to Boyfriend

'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Gave Salmonella, Not COVID, to Boyfriend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 4
Out actor Kevin McHale thought he had given his boyfriend, actor Austin McKenzie, COVID, but it turned out to be a bad case of salmonella.

Swedish Pop Star Darin Comes Out

Swedish Pop Star Darin Comes Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Swedish pop star Darin Zanyar has come out as gay in a Pride greeting posted to Instagram.

Ellen Called 'Talk Show Karen' as Producers Pledge, 'The Show Will Go On'

Ellen Called 'Talk Show Karen' as Producers Pledge, 'The Show Will Go On'

Ellen DeGeneres plans on returning to television later this month as her producers promise staff better work environment, while former staffers label her 'Talk Show Karen.'


News

Florida Democratic Challenger Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

Florida Democratic Challenger Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Political neophyte Albert Chester has issued apologies in the wake of old social media posts that called marriage equality a "proud stand for unnatural lusts and desires," among other anti-LGTBQ statements.


Entertainment

"The Twists and Turns of 'When' " :: Crystin Gilmore on Leading SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club
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"The Twists and Turns of 'When' " :: Crystin Gilmore on Leading SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28
SpeakEasy Stage Company has returned with a new Play Discussion Club series, this time centered around "Celebrating the Black Narrative." Curator and moderator Crystin Gilmore tells EDGE about the series.

Review: 'Swallow' is One of the Best Films of 2020

Review: 'Swallow' is One of the Best Films of 2020

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Aug 4
"Swallow," Carlo Mirabella-Davis' powerful feminist film about control and bodily autonomy, is now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory and IFC Midnight.


Cars

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 3
There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.


Health/Fitness

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

FITNESS | Aug 3
Fitness expert Maddie Lymburner offers an easy-to-follow workout for a part of the body that we usually ignore during workout sessions. Don't forget your back!


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

CULTURE | Aug 2
Fire Island remains one of the major summer destinations as the place to relax and party during summer. But this year public events are out, officially at least. Here's a look back at some of them - from drag flotillas to beach parties.