Gay Fire Island: The Latest

Prominent Russian Theater Director Put Under House Arrest

Prominent Russian Theater Director Put Under House Arrest

NEWS | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Aug 23
A Moscow court put a widely revered theater director under house arrest Wednesday on charges of embezzling $1.1 million, in a case widely seen as part of ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia.

Trump Revisits His Charlottesville Comments in Angry Speech

Trump Revisits His Charlottesville Comments in Angry Speech

NEWS | By Julie Bykowicz | Aug 23
President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.

50 Million Could Watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US Alone

50 Million Could Watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US Alone

NEWS | By Tim Dahlber | Aug 23
Conor McGregor's improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties.

2 Texas Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

2 Texas Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

NEWS | Aug 23
Two men have pleaded guilty to assaulting men because of their victims' sexual orientation.

The Village Voice Stops Print Edition, Goes Digital Only

The Village Voice Stops Print Edition, Goes Digital Only

NEWS | Aug 23
The Village Voice, the alternative weekly newspaper that has been a mainstay on the city's street corners for decades, is going digital only and will no longer appear in print.

Security Firm Says it Had Nothing to Do with Pulse Gunman

Security Firm Says it Had Nothing to Do with Pulse Gunman

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Aug 23
A British conglomerate being sued by survivors of the Florida nightclub shooting says it had nothing to do with the gunman's "terrible actions," according to a response to the lawsuit filed this week.

Drawing Nears for Powerball Jackpot That's Climbed to $700M

Drawing Nears for Powerball Jackpot That's Climbed to $700M

NEWS | By Scott McFetridge | Aug 22
The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history.

Stand Up Comedian Jen Kirkman Goes Coast-to-Coast this Fall

Stand Up Comedian Jen Kirkman Goes Coast-to-Coast this Fall

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
Jen Kirkman is back on tour this year -- with all new material. Her tour opens on September 6 in San Francisco and continues in cities throughout the United States through December.

Jazz Great Dave Koz Talks Career, Coming Out

Jazz Great Dave Koz Talks Career, Coming Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Aug 22
Dave Koz has been a jazz icon for some 25 years. EDGE spoke to the out musician about his music, his current tour and his coming out a decade ago.

Watch: 'AHS: Cult' Trailer is Here to Creep You Out

Watch: 'AHS: Cult' Trailer is Here to Creep You Out

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 22
After months of teasing, the first taste of the upcoming "American Horror Story: Cult" is finally here.


News

AT&T Partners with HRC to Foster the Next Generation of LGBTQA Leaders

AT&T Partners with HRC to Foster the Next Generation of LGBTQA Leaders

NATIONAL | Aug 22
With back to school on the horizon for many college students, what better way to kick-start the new semester than making a difference in their community and around the world?


Entertainment

 Review :: Bard Summerscape 2017
Fire Island, NY

Review :: Bard Summerscape 2017

THEATRE | By Wickham Boyle | Aug 22
Summer theater and festivals abound, but only one festival is housed in a miraculous Frank Gehry building nestled in the Hudson Valley's rolling hills. And that is the Bard Summerscape.

Watch: MTV Dating Show 'Undressed' Features Transgender Man

Watch: MTV Dating Show 'Undressed' Features Transgender Man

TELEVISION | Aug 22
MTV's new reality dating show "Undressed" will feature a number of people partnered up, looking for love, including a transgender man named Blake.


Business

Browns Players Kneel in Prayer During National Anthem

Browns Players Kneel in Prayer During National Anthem

CORPORATE | By Tom Withers | Aug 22
Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem.


Technology

Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena Opens at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena Opens at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 23
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Zero Latency, a leader in location-based, free-roam Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment, will introduce Las Vegas' first multi-player free-roam VR experience inside LEVEL UP gaming lounge on September 8.


Finance

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

HOME | Aug 9
A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.


Cars

New Ford CEO Says Company Will Balance Present with Future

New Ford CEO Says Company Will Balance Present with Future

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 21
The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future.


Style

Ready, Set (the Table), Go!

Ready, Set (the Table), Go!

HOME | By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Aug 23
While the phrase "tablescaping" may have been coined since the launch of the Food Network, the art of creating a beautiful table with carefully chosen dishes and centerpieces has been around since at least the Victorian era.


Health/Fitness

Record $417M Award in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

Record $417M Award in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

HEALTH | By Michael Balsamo | Aug 22
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.


Travel

Celeb Ambassadors Help National Parks Mark 101st Birthday

Celeb Ambassadors Help National Parks Mark 101st Birthday

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 22
How do you top a centennial? The National Park Service marks its 101st birthday Friday amid a "Parks 101" campaign enlisting celebrities as ambassadors for the park system's hidden gems.


Nightlife

August 19 Fire Island Pines Pool Party to Benefit HRC
Fire Island, NY

August 19 Fire Island Pines Pool Party to Benefit HRC

LOCAL EVENTS | Aug 16
In response to the mounting assault on human rights by the Trump/Pence administration, Fire Island Pines is doing what a popular gay resort community does best -- throw a party.

Beyond The Parade: Drag, Divas And More At Montreal Pride

Beyond The Parade: Drag, Divas And More At Montreal Pride

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 22
This year's Fierté Montréal went far beyond the Village, as revelers from around the world, including RuPaul's superstars, descended upon the city to celebrate.