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Ahead of New Album 'Blue Banisters,' We Rank Lana Del Rey's Discography

Ahead of New Album 'Blue Banisters,' We Rank Lana Del Rey's Discography

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
We're ranking Lana Del Rey's albums ahead of her new album "Blue Banisters," which arrives Friday.

US Gov't Targeted Canadian WWE Hall of Famer for Deportation, Fearing He Might be Gay

US Gov't Targeted Canadian WWE Hall of Famer for Deportation, Fearing He Might be Gay

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20
The United States government had WWE great Pat Patterson in its sights for deportation in the 1960s because, newly uncovered documents indicate, there were fears that he might be gay.

'THTH' star Harry Jowsey Apologizes for Homophobic Slur Against James Charles

'THTH' star Harry Jowsey Apologizes for Homophobic Slur Against James Charles

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 20
"Too Hot to Handle" star Harry Jowsey apologized for a homophobic comment he made about popular YouTube personality James Charles.

Superman's Not the First Bisexual Hero, But He'll Bring Hope to LGBTQ+ Fans

Superman's Not the First Bisexual Hero, But He'll Bring Hope to LGBTQ+ Fans

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 20
The new Superman storyline allows bisexual teens to see themselves reflected in a world-famous character.

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Judith Graham | Oct 20
Ageism is a long-standing problem that's getting new attention during the covid pandemic, which has killed more than half a million Americans age 65 and older.

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Emily Pisacreta | Oct 20
The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to make financial assistance available to low-income patients and post those policies online.

'Handmaid's Tale' Novelist Margaret Atwood Sparks Twitter Firestorm with 'Transphobic' Share

'Handmaid's Tale' Novelist Margaret Atwood Sparks Twitter Firestorm with 'Transphobic' Share

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20
Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" is the basis for the dystopian Hulu drama, sparked a Twitter uproar when she shared an op-ed piece about gender-neutral language.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

NEWS | By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Oct 20
Ghana, considered more respectful of human rights than most African countries, faces scrutiny due to a bill in Parliament that would impose prison sentences ranging from three to 10 years for people identifying as LGBTQ or supporting the community.

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

NEWS | Oct 20
A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges.

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20
Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine — already the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official — won a further distinction when she was promoted to the rank of Admiral on Oct. 14.


News

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodríguez | Oct 19
Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.


Entertainment

Review: Here It Comes Again - NSMT Reopens with Winning 'Mamma Mia!'
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Review: Here It Comes Again - NSMT Reopens with Winning 'Mamma Mia!'

THEATRE | By Steve Duffy | Oct 12
"Mamma Mia!," the international musical hit currently at the North Shore Music Theatre through October 17, remains fun because, well, it makes you feel good.

Review: Socially Aware 'Change Of Habit' Totally Watchable on BLU

Review: Socially Aware 'Change Of Habit' Totally Watchable on BLU

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Oct 20
"Change of Habit" gets props for wanting to be socially aware. And it's a very watchable sit, if you don't mind a very mixed genre blend.


Business

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

TELEVISION | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 20
Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings does not want to talk about the company's ongoing controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer."


Technology

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

NATIONAL | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14
Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.


Finance

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

US Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% over 12 Months

FOOD/DRINK | By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 14
Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.


Cars

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

AUTO NEWS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Oct 16
There are a number of new models on the horizon that promise big improvements. Here are five of them coming out in the next three to six months that Edmunds' experts believe will be worth the wait.


Travel

Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

By Audrey McAvoy | Oct 20
Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, the governor said Tuesday.


Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

SEX | Oct 18
Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.