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A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 28

The upcoming production of "La Bohème" at Boston Lyric Opera is something unusual: It is told in reverse. No doubt this brings challenges to singers. Acclaimed tenor Jesus Garcia talks about playing Rodolfo.

Ranking the 10 International Seasons of 'Drag Race'

Ranking the 10 International Seasons of 'Drag Race'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Barry Levitt | Sep 28

"RuPaul's Drag Race" has taken over the world and we're getting into the nitty-gritty of which of the international franchises reigns supreme.

Gay Twitter Reacts to Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Show 'Dahmer' Starring Evan Peters

Gay Twitter Reacts to Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Show 'Dahmer' Starring Evan Peters

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 28

Gay Twitter has many thoughts on Netflix's new Ryan Murphy show about gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, played here by Evan Peters.

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin and Matthew Barakat | Sep 28

Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations.

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Sep 28

In the whistle-stop lead-up to the release of "Bros," Eichner has worked tirelessly to whip audiences into a frenzy for a film unlike any Hollywood has before produced.

With 'DWTS,' 'We're Here,' and Upcoming Tour, Shangela is 'Fully Lit'

With 'DWTS,' 'We're Here,' and Upcoming Tour, Shangela is 'Fully Lit'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 28

'RPDR' alum Shangela is having a busy fall. She is currently on "Dancing with the Stars," is set for a new season of "We're Here," and will tour next year. EDGE spoke to her about her busy career.

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Sep 28

A touring, interactive version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film's birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the invitation to be inappropriate and one of its original stars — Barry Bostwick.

'Bros' Co-producer Shares His Supervision of Movie's 'Hot' Gay Sex Scenes

'Bros' Co-producer Shares His Supervision of Movie's 'Hot' Gay Sex Scenes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28

A co-producer for the upcoming gay rom-com "Bros" shared that he took a role in the supervision of the film's gay sex scenes to ensure they were "hot" enough.

Gay Actor Daniel Franzese Questions Casting for 'The Whale'

Gay Actor Daniel Franzese Questions Casting for 'The Whale'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28

Straight actors playing gay remains controversial, but out actor Daniel Franzese pointed out another problematic wrinkle in the casting of Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed movie.

LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas | Sep 28

Swept away by Italian elections that may see Giorgia Meloni soon form the nation's first far-right-led government since World War II were veterans of successful battles for civil rights, as well as lawmakers struggling for freedoms like same-sex marriage.

News

Student who Sued Military over HIV Policy Settles Case

Student who Sued Military over HIV Policy Settles Case

NEWS | By Mark Pratt | Sep 28

A student at a military college who sued after he was deemed unfit for service because he tested positive for HIV has settled his lawsuit and plans to pursue his dream of becoming an Army officer.

Business

Biogen Pays $900M to Settle Doctor Kickback Allegations

Biogen Pays $900M to Settle Doctor Kickback Allegations

BUSINESS | Sep 28

Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said.

Technology

Senators Push to Reform Police's Cellphone Tracking Tools

Senators Push to Reform Police's Cellphone Tracking Tools

TECHNOLOGY | By Jason Dearen and Garance Burke | Sep 28

Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing to limit law enforcement's ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people's whereabouts, sometimes without a search warrant.

Finance

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 27

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday.

Cars

Ford to Invest $700M, Add 500 Jobs at Louisville Truck Plant

Ford to Invest $700M, Add 500 Jobs at Louisville Truck Plant

CARS | By Dylan Lovan and Tom Krisher | Sep 28

Ford will invest $700 million mainly at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, creating about 500 new jobs over the next four years.

Style

Paris Fashion Week Showcasing 107 Houses over 9 Days

Paris Fashion Week Showcasing 107 Houses over 9 Days

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Sep 28

Powerhouses Saint Laurent and Dior are among some 107 brands showcasing spring-summer 2023 collections at Paris Fashion Week. Here are some highlights so far.

Health/Fitness

Tiny Oregon Town Hosts 1st Wind-Solar-Battery 'Hybrid' Plant

Tiny Oregon Town Hosts 1st Wind-Solar-Battery 'Hybrid' Plant

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Gillian Flaccus | Sep 28

A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon combines solar power, wind power, and massive batteries, It's the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America.

Nightlife

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

NIGHTLIFE | By photo by Steven Underhill | Sep 26

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag — and for some not dressed in much at all — enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.