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Miami Police Investigate Trans Woman Found Shot to Death

Miami Police Investigate Trans Woman Found Shot to Death

NEWS | Apr 25
A transgender woman from Miami was found shot to death Friday evening and police are currently searching for a suspect.

After Being Separated from Partner, SeaWorld Polar Bear Dies

After Being Separated from Partner, SeaWorld Polar Bear Dies

NEWS | Apr 25
A polar bear at SeaWorld unexpectedly died after she was separated from her longtime female partner.

Disney Star Discusses Playing Gay Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Disney Star Discusses Playing Gay Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 25
Disney actor Ross Lynch, who plays gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the upcoming film "My Friend Jeffrey Dahmer," recently opened up about the role.

Faye Dunaway Speaks on Oscar's Best Picture Fiasco

Faye Dunaway Speaks on Oscar's Best Picture Fiasco

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 25
Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner.

O'Reilly Surprised by Fox Exit, Says Truth Will Come Out

O'Reilly Surprised by Fox Exit, Says Truth Will Come Out

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Apr 25
Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out."

Bacterial Infection Forces Elton John to Cancel May Shows

Bacterial Infection Forces Elton John to Cancel May Shows

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 25
Elton John has cancelled more than a month of upcoming shows after contracting an unusual bacterial infection during a South America tour that left him in intensive care for two nights.

Voices From Around the World Consider Trump's First 100 Days

Voices From Around the World Consider Trump's First 100 Days

NEWS | Apr 25
Associated Press journalists in North Korea, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Israel, the West Bank, Russia, Germany and Mexico have gauged the global temperature by asking people five questions.

Gov't Shutdown, Health Bill Rescue at Stake in Congress

Gov't Shutdown, Health Bill Rescue at Stake in Congress

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Apr 25
Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Athletic Director Says Complaints Led to Iowa Coach's Firing

Athletic Director Says Complaints Led to Iowa Coach's Firing

NEWS | By Luke Meredith | Apr 25
University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014.

NC Governor's Judicial Pick Marks Small Win in War with GOP

NC Governor's Judicial Pick Marks Small Win in War with GOP

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | Apr 25
North Carolina's Democratic governor needed just 15 minutes Monday to replace a resigning Republican judge with an openly gay replacement on the state's second-highest court, the latest twist in his feud with the GOP-controlled General Assembly.


News

Lesbian Methodist Bishop Faces Challenge to Her Election

Lesbian Methodist Bishop Faces Challenge to Her Election

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Apr 24
Karen Oliveto clutched a friend's hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Oliveto, who is married to another woman, had become the denomination's first openly gay bishop.


Entertainment

Looking 'A Gift Horse' in the  Eye :: Obehi Janice and Jim Petosa on Lydia Diamond's Early Play
Providence, RI

Looking 'A Gift Horse' in the Eye :: Obehi Janice and Jim Petosa on Lydia Diamond's Early Play

THEATRE | Apr 21
Lydia R. Diamind's play "The Gift Horse" sees its Boston area premiere in a production by New Repertory Theatre. EDGE has a chat with director Jim Petosa and star Obehi Janice about the play, the current and coming season, and more.

 Review :: Ophélia

Review :: Ophélia

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 25
Among the latest release from Olive Films is a Blu-ray edition of Claude Chabrol's 1963 drama "Ophélia," a mischievous reimagining of "Hamlet" set in what was, at the time, contemporary France.


Business

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

Doctor's Arrest Brings Attention to U.S. Female Circumcisions

LEGAL | By Jeff Karoub | Apr 25
Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


Cars

Rural Electric Drivers Face 'Range Anxiety'

Rural Electric Drivers Face 'Range Anxiety'

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Hill | Apr 24
Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: Know the locations of charging stations, bring activities for the kids during three-hour recharges... and have a backup plan.


Style

Spring Cleaning :: Help is On the Way

Spring Cleaning :: Help is On the Way

HOME | By Brad Hart | Apr 24
Spring has sprung! Which to many, means it's time to get busy with the annual rite-of- passage. Here are some gadgets to help you get organized and power through not only spring cleaning, but year-round.


Health/Fitness

LGBTQs Stay Safe When Defensive Pride Hosts Six-Week Course
Providence, RI

LGBTQs Stay Safe When Defensive Pride Hosts Six-Week Course

FITNESS | Apr 21
On Sunday, April 23, Defensive Pride, a North Shore self-defense group dedicated to the LGTBQ community, is holding its first six-class course from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Defensive Edge, 18 Del Carmine St., in Wakefield, MA.


Travel

Puerto Rico Adventures by Day and Night

Puerto Rico Adventures by Day and Night

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 25
Puerto Rico is chock-full of non-nocturnal adventures so epic and singular that you're not only going to want to rest up for them, you won't even mind putting that Latin lothario on ice for a couple evenings.


Nightlife

Stadium Theatre Hosts Wine, Women & Jewelry Event
Providence, RI

Stadium Theatre Hosts Wine, Women & Jewelry Event

LOCAL EVENTS | Apr 20
On Thursday, April 20, the Stadium Theatre holds their annual Wine, Women & Jewelry fundraiser.

Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet @ Venue SIX10 :: April 21, 2017

Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet @ Venue SIX10 :: April 21, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Apr 22
Venue SIX10 played host to a space-themed fundraiser for Chicago's About Face Theatre. Titled "Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet," The out-of-this-world evening featured cocktails, music and a live auction for vacations and Lady Gaga tickets.