THE LATEST

Madonna Releases Six Songs From 'Rebel Heart' Album

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
Saying she would 'prefer fans to hear completed versions of the songs," Madonna has released six tracks from "Rebel Heart."

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion in China

NEWS | By Didi Tang | Dec 20
A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

Nine Must-Have Apps for Your Smartphone

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Halterman | Dec 20
Who isn't glued to their smartphone nowadays? I have some apps that you should try, and I bet that once you do, you'll wonder how you survived without them!

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is a Transcendent Comeback Album

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 20
Earlier this week, R&B genius D'Angelo shockingly released his third album "Black Messiah" with little warning. Not only did it surprise the world, simply because it exists, but it also turns out to be one of the best records since his 2000 opus "Voodoo."

Winter TV Preview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman | Dec 20
Set a date with your DVR and watch at least one of these twelve new offerings. Also, I've got the dish on eight of your returning faves.

'Sandra Bernhard Is #Blessed' Hits Joe's Pub For New Year's Eve

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
The inimitable Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe's Pub at The Public with her all new show, "Sandra Bernhard is #blessed," as part of her annual year-end residency, which starts December 26 and leads up to her New Year's Eve spectacle.

The Best LGBT TV of 2014

ENTERTAINMENT | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Dec 20
It wasn't the gayest year on TV, but 2014 was still superb for good, better, best TV. Stellar series, incomparable acting, great writing -- it was all there.

Geyser Eruption App Launches

TECHNOLOGY | Dec 20
Yellowstone National Park fans can get a heads up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt thanks to a new app available for smartphones and tablets.

Only in Florida: Thief Fakes Heart Attack at Wal-Mart So Friend Can Steal Toys

NEWS | Dec 20
Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.


Entertainment

'Into the Woods' and Onto the Screen

MOVIES | By Brian Scott Lipton | Dec 19
Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Rob Marshall, Tracy Ullman and more discuss making the film version of a Sondheim classic.


Business

Gift Guide: Home Products Come with Connectivity

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 19
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?


Technology

FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker | Dec 19
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Finance

3 Tips to Help Use Remaining Health Account Funds

INSURANCE | By Tom Murphy | Dec 18
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance.


Cars

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Dec 18
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.


Style

Pampered Pets That Don Duds Move to the Mainstream

FASHION | By Sue Manning | Dec 20
Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper their pets.


Health/Fitness

Study: Shared Parenting After Separation Benefits Children

HEALTH | By EDGE | Dec 18
After decades of child development research, this year, three different groups of experts reached the same sweeping conclusion: shared parenting after parental separation or divorce has substantial positive effects on the development of children.


Travel

Rich Fun on A Low Budget: South Beach Side Streets

By Jennifer Kay | Dec 20
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.