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Brian Stokes Mitchell On Why He Loves to 'Play With Music' (And Why He Loves the Grinch)

Brian Stokes Mitchell On Why He Loves to 'Play With Music' (And Why He Loves the Grinch)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Dec 11
With a new album that he produced under his belt, Brian Stokes Mitchell comes to Boston this week to perform a holiday concert with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. EDGE spoke to the Tony winner about that album & why he loves the Grinch.

Reports: British Gay Couple Beaten by Masked Teen Assailants

Reports: British Gay Couple Beaten by Masked Teen Assailants

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 11
A British gay couple say they were set upon by three teens wearing balaclavas and hoodies and brutally beaten in the village of Sholing, England.

Ed Smart, Father of Abducted Elizabeth: "There is No Cure" For Being Gay

Ed Smart, Father of Abducted Elizabeth: "There is No Cure" For Being Gay

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Dec 11
Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart who was kidnapped 17 years ago, recently came out as gay. Now in a series of new interviews, he's revealed the internal struggle he went through leading up to his coming out. Read the details here.

The Associated Press Picks the Top Moments on TV from 2019

The Associated Press Picks the Top Moments on TV from 2019

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Dec 11
The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in 2019.

New Zealand Volcano Vents Steam, Death Toll Now at 16

New Zealand Volcano Vents Steam, Death Toll Now at 16

NEWS | By Nick Perry | Dec 11
As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.

New Jersey Mayor Says Attackers Targeted Jewish Market

New Jersey Mayor Says Attackers Targeted Jewish Market

NEWS | By David Porter and Jim Mustian | Dec 11
The man and woman who stormed a Jewish market in a deadly shooting in Jersey City clearly targeted the place, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing fears the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Get a Boost in SAG Nominations

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Get a Boost in SAG Nominations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 11
The SAG Awards are one of the most closely watched Academy Awards bellwethers because, historically, a best ensemble nomination from the actors is usually a prerequisite for any best-picture contender's resume.

How Streaming, Diversity, #MeToo Shaped TV Decade of Change

How Streaming, Diversity, #MeToo Shaped TV Decade of Change

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Dec 11
Nothing is the same, whether it's how much television we consume; how and where we do it; who gets to make it, and the level of respect given the creatively emboldened small screen.

Thunberg 'a Bit Surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

Thunberg 'a Bit Surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

NEWS | By Frank Jordans | Dec 11
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time's youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.

Art Basel 2019 @ The Miami Convention Center

Art Basel 2019 @ The Miami Convention Center

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 11
Attracting people from around the world, Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the largest art exhibitions in the United States, where artists come together to showcase their work.


News

Watch: 'Mr. Gay Canada' Says Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta Backed Out as Wedding Venue

Watch: 'Mr. Gay Canada' Says Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta Backed Out as Wedding Venue

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 11
YouTube and television personality, travel blogger, and "Mr. Gay Canada" Josh Rimer took to the Internet Dec. 10 to share what he says was a "homophobic" experience inflicted on him and his fiancee by a Sheraton hotel.


Entertainment

 Review :: Togo

Review :: Togo

TELEVISION | By Jaye Foucher | Dec 11
Starring Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, "Togo" is the true story about the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his incredible lead sled dog, Togo.


Business

Democrats' Divide: Free College for All or for Some?

Democrats' Divide: Free College for All or for Some?

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Dec 11
College affordability may not get the attention of "Medicare for All" or carry the emotional punch of debates over race and gender, but it stands as one of the sharpest policy divides between the leading candidates.


Technology

California Considers Calling THC in Pot A Risk to Moms-to-Be

California Considers Calling THC in Pot A Risk to Moms-to-Be

SCIENCE | By Michael R. Blood | Dec 11
More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings.


Finance

Picking Health Insurance Can be Hard. Here's How to be Smart About It

Picking Health Insurance Can be Hard. Here's How to be Smart About It

HEALTH | By Dan Weissmann | Dec 11
It's open enrollment — time to pick next year's insurance — for folks who buy it on their own and for many of us in our jobs. Lots of us aren't sure we know how to pick, and research shows: We're not wrong.


Style

A Taste of the Holidays: 9 Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

A Taste of the Holidays: 9 Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

FOOD/DRINK | By April Stamm | Dec 11
'Tis the season for creative gifting. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy-to-order options for your loved ones who love to spend time in the kitchen (or at their home bar). Here are some of our favorite picks.


Health/Fitness

'Warm' Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats Up

'Warm' Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats Up

HEALTH | By Stephanie Stephens | Dec 11
Now anyone in California who needs a little help — or even a referral to a professional therapist — can receive it by phone or instant message.


Nightlife

SAGE Toys Party @ Pier 60 :: December 8, 2019

SAGE Toys Party @ Pier 60 :: December 8, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 10
What could be better than partying with a purpose? That's exactly what SAGE's Toys Party is. Now in its 34th year, the organization will distribute the toys to ten different LGBT-friendly charities.