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Taylor University Students Walk Out Before Mike Pence Commencement Address

Taylor University Students Walk Out Before Mike Pence Commencement Address

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | May 22
Dozens of students walked out ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's commencement speech at Taylor University Saturday.

Celebrating 25 Years, Keith Lockhart on Headliners for Pops Fourth of July Spectacular

Celebrating 25 Years, Keith Lockhart on Headliners for Pops Fourth of July Spectacular

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | May 22
Keith Lockhart has been conducting the Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular for the past 25 years since taking over the orchestra from John Williams. EDGE spoke to the conductor about this year's guests, who include Queen Latifah and Arlo Guthrie.

Queen Latifah to Headline 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Queen Latifah to Headline 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

ENTERTAINMENT | May 22
The headliner for the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Queen Latifah-, Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe award winner and Academy Award nominee.

Trump Demands End to Russia Probes, Walks Out of Dem Meeting

Trump Demands End to Russia Probes, Walks Out of Dem Meeting

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | May 22
President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report.

Donald Trump Jr. has Book Out Later this Year

Donald Trump Jr. has Book Out Later this Year

ENTERTAINMENT | May 22
Donald Trump Jr. has a book coming out later this year featuring his "views and perspectives" on the political scene and his father's presidency.

Watch: An LGBTQ Guide to Vienna

Watch: An LGBTQ Guide to Vienna

TRAVEL | May 22
EuroPride descends on Vienna this June. Here's an insider's look at the city's LGBTQ history.

Watch: 'Drag Race' Stars Alaska & Alyssa Edwards Judge Speedo Contest on 'The Bachelorette'

Watch: 'Drag Race' Stars Alaska & Alyssa Edwards Judge Speedo Contest on 'The Bachelorette'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 22
Things got wild on the latest episode of "The Bachelorette" and of course two stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race" were involved.

Sea Dragon Exhibit Dazzles Visitors At California Aquarium

Sea Dragon Exhibit Dazzles Visitors At California Aquarium

TECHNOLOGY | By Julie Watson | May 22
A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for surreal sea dragons, whose native populations off Australia are threatened.

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

Pot 'Legalization 2.0': Social Equity Becomes A Key Question

BUSINESS | By Jennifer Peltz | May 22
Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.

As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice

As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Phillip Reese | May 22
Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame.


News

Biden: Congress Should Protect Abortion Rights, if Necessary

Biden: Congress Should Protect Abortion Rights, if Necessary

LEGAL | By Bill Barrow | May 22
Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.


Entertainment

 Review :: Gidion's Knot
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Review :: Gidion's Knot

THEATRE | By Joe Siegel | May 22
"Gidion's Knot" is Counter-Productions Theatre Company's final production, and it qualifies as a powerful and unforgettable swan song.

 Review :: Aladdin

Review :: Aladdin

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | May 22
Guy Ritchie's "Aladdin" is a very lukewarm take on a very old tale. Don't go in expecting a new experience and you won't be disappointed.


Business

Elder Care Homes Rake in Profits As Workers Earn A Pittance

Elder Care Homes Rake in Profits As Workers Earn A Pittance

FINANCE | By Jennifer Gollan | May 22
The profit margins can be huge and, for violators of labor laws, hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers, many of them poor immigrants effectively earning $2 to $3.50 an hour to work around the clock.


Technology

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

PERSONAL TECH | By Gene Johnson | May 22
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.


Finance

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

HEALTH | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 21
You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.


Cars

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | May 22
One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports.


Style

'Tortilla Movement' Seeks to Restore Mexico's Iconic Food

'Tortilla Movement' Seeks to Restore Mexico's Iconic Food

FOOD/DRINK | By María Teresa Hernández | May 21
As Mexico City's 9 million residents sleep in the pre-dawn darkness, busy hands are already preparing the day's corn tortillas in the small kitchen of Molino El Pujol.


Health/Fitness

Why Quebec Endlessly Beckons Those on a Bicycle

Why Quebec Endlessly Beckons Those on a Bicycle

FITNESS | By Calvin Woodward | May 22
In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much. 


Travel

Cuba Bets on Tourism as Trump Restrictions Take Hold

Cuba Bets on Tourism as Trump Restrictions Take Hold

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodriguez | May 21
The battle for Cuba's economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas.


Nightlife

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 21
The annual GLSEN Respect Awards were held at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made an impact on LGBTQ youth.