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'In the Heights' Makes Muted Debut, Edged by 'A Quiet Place'

'In the Heights' Makes Muted Debut, Edged by 'A Quiet Place'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jun 14

Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of "In the Heights" dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

NEWS | By Jennifer Peltz | Jun 14

The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

NEWS | Jun 14

Right Wing Watch reported that Louisiana preacher Tony Spell recently declared that "the world needs to see some manly preachers" like him, before alluding to manly men with grease on their hands and callouses on their knees.

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13

In the film "School of Rock" Brian Falduto played Billy, or "Fancy Pants," and was quickly labeled the "gay kid" from the hit film. He brought an authenticity to the role, but it also scared him into the closet.

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13

If some moments of "In The Heights" may have that "deja vu" feeling, it was likely the intention of director Jon M. Chu, who, like Damien Chazelle did in "LaLa Land," reference moments from previous musicals in homage.

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 13

Artist, author, and director Chella Man chats with EDGE about his fashion style, new book "Continuum," and advocating for greater accessibility and representation for the whole spectrum of LGBTQ creators.

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13

A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13

Oliver Hermanus' gay military drama "Moffie" has quickly gained classic status. Hermanus told EDGE about making the film, casting its compelling male leads, and addressing its complex questions around prejudice.

News

As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

NEWS | By Pan Pylas | Jun 14

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to disappoint many people across England later Monday by saying that restrictions on social contact will remain for a few more weeks because of rising infections.

Business

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

BUSINESS | Jun 14

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Technology

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Finance

The Top Questions that Prospective Students Should Ask

The Top Questions that Prospective Students Should Ask

FINANCE | Jun 6

When you are applying for university or postgraduate programs, it can feel like you are constantly answering questions about yourself. However, you should also have a long list of questions for the university.

Cars

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

CARS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Jun 12

Leasing a car now provides a number of advantages over a traditional financed purchase. To start with, you don't have to put as much money down.

Style

Ferrari Enters Luxury Fashion Market

Ferrari Enters Luxury Fashion Market

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Jun 14

The 74-year-old luxury carmaker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway show unveiling its first ready-to-wear collection targeting a younger generation that might not be aware of its Formula One racing pedigree.

Health/Fitness

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

HEALTH/FITNESS | By David E. Lieb | Jun 13

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Travel

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 13

The airline industry's recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

Nightlife

Aurora Pride :: June 13, 2021

Aurora Pride :: June 13, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 13

Aurora, Illinois revamped their second Pride celebration with a drive around concept to local businesses and homes, plus a rainbow festival in Water Street Square.