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'Park & Rec' Star Brings 'Confederacy of Dunces' to Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
Nick Offerman will star as the larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly in the very first stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole produced by the Huntington Theatre Company.

Harlem Gets LOUD With DBQ Magazine Panel and Party

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
On February 26, DBQ Magazine and HIV Stops With Me brought a capacity crowd to Harlem's National Black Theatre for the panel discussion and party "LOUD: The State of Gay Sex, Love and HIV."

PopUps: 'Empire' Actor Says He Didn't Out Co-Star

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
"Empire" actor Malik Yoba said Wednesday that he didn't out his co-star Jussie Smollett when he gave a recent interview, saying his comments about Smollett being gay were all about his character.

A Vermont Romance at Sugarbush

TRAVEL | By Sandy MacDonald | Mar 4
Vermont has received more than its fair share of snow this winter - all the better for a trip to Sugarbush - a go-to destination offering 111 trails for all levels of skiers.

Alabama County Halts All Marriages After Same-Sex Ruling

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Look What's Coming to Gloucester Stage!

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
Recently announced is the lineup for Gloucester Stage's 36th Season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The expanded 2015 Season has longer runs & lower ticket prices. What could be better?

Kelly Clarkson Announces Her 'Piece by Piece Tour'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
GRAMMY® Award winner Kelly Clarkson announced her "2015 Piece by Piece Tour." The 36-city tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will start on July 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and culminate on Sept. 20 in Camden, New Jersey.

Mormon Church Backs Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

NEWS | By Michelle L. Price | Mar 4
Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark anti-discrimination bill Wednesday that protects LGBT individuals while also carving out protections for the Boy Scouts of America and religious groups.

Alabama Probate Judges Ordered to Halt Gay Wedding Licenses

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

Attorney Says Burning of Gay Pride Flag Wasn't a Hate Crime

NEWS | Mar 4
The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client's actions don't add up to a hate crime.

Brooklyn Man Arrested for Killing Trans Woman Islan Nettles

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 4
Harlem prosecutors have indicted a man they believe is responsible for the 2013 savage beating death of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender fashion company intern.

Dr. Ben Carson: Being Gay is a Choice - Look at Prisoners

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
Retired neurosurgeon and possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is making headlines after he made controversial comments Wednesday saying that prison is proof that being gay is a choice.

Hilton Brother Conrad Agrees to Plead to Assault on Flight

NEWS | Mar 4
Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year during which authorities say he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members.

ISIS Members Throw Another 'Gay' Man Off Building

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
Members of the militant group ISIS have killed another man believed to be gay by throwing him off a building in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa.

Latest Gay Marriage Ruling Creates Confusion in Alabama

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.


News

Lawmaker Reimburses Private Plane Expenses for Football Game

NATIONAL | By Jack Gillum | Mar 4
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.


Entertainment

Book Review :: Beefcake: 100% Rare, All-Natural

BOOKS | By Michael Cox | Mar 4
This 256-page collection, printed on the finest paper, is something that a sophisticated gay man can proudly display on his coffee table or keep beside the lotion and tissues on his nightstand.


Business

Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

CORPORATE | Mar 4
Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.


Technology

The Special Art of Sound Effects

Marko Costanzo is what is called a Foley artist - someone who reproduces sounds for movies and television that microphones barely pick up when they're recording dialogue.


Finance

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

SAVING | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.


Cars

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

AUTO SHOWS | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Mar 3
Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement.


Style

Fruits and Veggies Get a Star-Studded Marketing Push

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Mar 4
What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars? A campaign launched last week plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry.


Health/Fitness

AVAC Calls For Large-Scale Rollout of PreP

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
AVAC has called for a global action plan including targets, resources and research agendas to accelerate access to daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with a particular focus on those hardest hit and most underserved.


Travel

Local Intel: Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA

By Kelsy Chauvin | Mar 3
Restaurateur and community leader David Blomster offers EDGE his inside scoop on Guerneville, a charming LGBT hub located in Sonoma County.