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Writer Joshua Lyon: On Telling LGBTQ Icon Edie Windsor's Story

Writer Joshua Lyon: On Telling LGBTQ Icon Edie Windsor's Story

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Jan 21
Joshua Lyon didn't think he'd get to work with Edie Windsor in writing her biography, but he got the gig and worked on it with the LGBTQ icon before her death. EDGE caught up with Lyon to talk about the finished book, "A Wild and Precious Life."

Mormon School to Allow Same-Sex Partners in Ballroom Event

Mormon School to Allow Same-Sex Partners in Ballroom Event

NEWS | Jan 21
Brigham Young University will allow same-sex couples to compete in a national ballroom dance competition hosted by the school, a move that goes against the institution's code against gay relationships, officials said.

Oscar Presenters to Include Colman, Malek, King and Ali

Oscar Presenters to Include Colman, Malek, King and Ali

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 21
The winners of last year's acting Academy Awards will return to the Oscar stage next month to present the coveted statuettes.

Pamela Anderson Marries Film Producer Jon Peters

Pamela Anderson Marries Film Producer Jon Peters

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 21
Pamela Anderson has married movie producer Jon Peters.

McConnell Abruptly Eases Impeachment Limits

McConnell Abruptly Eases Impeachment Limits

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Zeke Miller | Jan 21
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly eased his restrictive proposed rules for Trump's impeachment trial, backing off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from senators, including Republicans.

'Out on Television' Tracks Evolution of LGBTQ Portrayals

'Out on Television' Tracks Evolution of LGBTQ Portrayals

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Jan 21
Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a "love letter" to the medium's power.

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 21
Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne Announces Parkinson's Diagnosis

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne Announces Parkinson's Diagnosis

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 21
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.

As Virus Spreads, Anxiety Rises in China and Overseas

As Virus Spreads, Anxiety Rises in China and Overseas

NEWS | By Emily Wang, Dake Kang, Yanan Wang | Jan 21
Anxiety grew both at home and abroad after Chinese government expert Zhong Nanshan confirmed fears on state television late Monday that the new type of coronavirus can spread from human to human.

Hillary Clinton Says 'Nobody Likes' Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton Says 'Nobody Likes' Bernie Sanders

NEWS | By Will Weissert | Jan 21
Hillary Clinton says "nobody likes" her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the Democratic race, with the Iowa caucus beginning in less than two weeks.


Entertainment

 Review :: Suddenly Last Summer
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Review :: Suddenly Last Summer

THEATRE | By Joe Siegel | Jan 21
Leatham and his creative team are in top form, but the results of their work left me depressed.

 Review :: 'My Name is Lucy Barton': Laura Linney Shines in Less-than-Satisfying Solo Play

Review :: 'My Name is Lucy Barton': Laura Linney Shines in Less-than-Satisfying Solo Play

THEATRE | By Brooke Pierce | Jan 21
Though there are powerful observations in "My Name is Lucy Barton" about the nature of memory, family, and parent-child relationships in particular, it is not a captivating enough vehicle for its formidable star.


Business

Planned Parenthood Endorses Challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood Endorses Challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

LEGAL | By David Sharp | Jan 21
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins "turned her back" on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.


Technology

Abe Says New Unit Will Defend Japan from Space Tech Threats

Abe Says New Unit Will Defend Japan from Space Tech Threats

SCIENCE | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jan 21
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology.


Cars

Tesla Disputes Claims Its Cars Can Accelerate on Their Own

Tesla Disputes Claims Its Cars Can Accelerate on Their Own

AUTO NEWS | Jan 21
Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal.


Style

Chanel Dives Into Founder's Orphanage Past in Couture Show

Chanel Dives Into Founder's Orphanage Past in Couture Show

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 21
A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday inside the Grand Palais in Paris.


Health/Fitness

Human-to-Human Transmission Confirmed in China Coronavirus

Human-to-Human Transmission Confirmed in China Coronavirus

INTERNATIONAL | By Yanan Wang and Ken Moritsugu | Jan 20
The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely.


Travel

A Venice Alternative? Venetian Islands Revamp Traditions

A Venice Alternative? Venetian Islands Revamp Traditions

By Colleen Barry | Jan 21
Venezia Nativa, an association of entrepreneurs on Burano and two neighboring islands, is trying to breathe fresh life into old trades to attract new residents and persuade young islanders to stay.