Gay Boston: The Latest

Meet Hamnet (And, no, That's Not a Typo)
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Meet Hamnet (And, no, That's Not a Typo)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Sep 24
EDGE spoke to Bush Moukarzel, one-half of the Dead Centre artistic team with Ben Kidd. Kidd and Moukarzel wrote the piece, and share credit with William Shakespeare, whose presence haunts this theatrical equivalent of a "Black Mirror" episode.

Chicago Archbishop Removes Priest Who Burned Rainbow Banner

Chicago Archbishop Removes Priest Who Burned Rainbow Banner

NEWS | Sep 24
The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.

Mix of Setbacks, Gains Unsettles Many Transgender Americans

Mix of Setbacks, Gains Unsettles Many Transgender Americans

NEWS | By David Crary | Sep 24
For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks.

Court: Anti-Gay Preachers had Right to Protest Outside Pride

Court: Anti-Gay Preachers had Right to Protest Outside Pride

NEWS | Sep 24
The U.S. Court of Appeals says the city of Nashville violated the First Amendment rights of anti-gay preachers at a 2015 LGBT pride festival.

Mormons to Stay Outdoors After Split with Boy Scouts

Mormons to Stay Outdoors After Split with Boy Scouts

NEWS | By Brady McCombs | Sep 24
The Mormon church's new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday.

UK Opens Long-Awaited Inquiry into Tainted Blood Scandal

UK Opens Long-Awaited Inquiry into Tainted Blood Scandal

NEWS | Sep 24
A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

Rivals for Georgia Governor Clash on 'Religious Freedom' Law

Rivals for Georgia Governor Clash on 'Religious Freedom' Law

NEWS | By Russ Bynum | Sep 24
The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief.

Actor James Woods Bashes Twitter After Getting Locked Out

Actor James Woods Bashes Twitter After Getting Locked Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Amy Forliti | Sep 24
Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

NEWS | Sep 24
With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators has unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not i

Mystery Around Disappearance of Chinese Star Fan Bingbing

Mystery Around Disappearance of Chinese Star Fan Bingbing

NEWS | By Christopher Bodeen | Sep 24
X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.

Project Runway's Helen Castillo Designs Blue Man Group-Inspired Jumpsuit

Project Runway's Helen Castillo Designs Blue Man Group-Inspired Jumpsuit

STYLE | Sep 24
The "Project Runway" contestant created a limited-edition unisex jumpsuit inspired by Blue Man Group. The garment will be available on her website designerhelen.com beginning in October.


News

Will Bill Cosby, 81, Go to Prison? A Judge is Set to Decide

Will Bill Cosby, 81, Go to Prison? A Judge is Set to Decide

NATIONAL | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 24
Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.


Entertainment

 Review :: Hamilton
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Review :: Hamilton

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
Expectations for a show that has commanded this much attention and acclaim can't help but be high, and "Hamilton" delivers on all counts.

 Review :: Evening Shadows

Review :: Evening Shadows

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 24
This touching coming out movie is released on the heels of India striking down a colonial-era law banning homosexuality.


Business

Congress Set to Fund Government, but Not Trump's Wall

Congress Set to Fund Government, but Not Trump's Wall

LEGAL | By Matthew Daly and Kvin Freking | Sep 24
Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump.


Finance

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

HEALTH | Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.


Cars

Edmunds Highlights Newest Safety and Technology Trends

Edmunds Highlights Newest Safety and Technology Trends

AUTO NEWS | By Mark Takahashi | Sep 23
Here's an overview of vehicle technology that's available now in luxury vehicles and a taste of what you can expect to become more widespread in the future.


Travel

Hong Kong Opens High-Speed Rail Link with Mainland China

Hong Kong Opens High-Speed Rail Link with Mainland China

Sep 24
Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.