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New York City, NY

Mike Ruiz' Birthday Party @ Rise Bar :: December 7, 2016

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 9
Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz pulled together a talented group to celebrate his 52nd birthday. Drag legend Sherry Vine MC'ed the event with performances by Dyson, Megan Vice and Inaya Day, along with models from his 2017 calendar call Pecs and Pups.

New Exhibition Explores the Legacy of Black Fashion Designers

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Dec 10
"Black Fashion Designers," opens at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Bay Area Grieves Ghost Ship Fire Victims

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 10
Many in the Bay Area are grieving the loss of 36 people, including three who identified as transgender individuals, who died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship.

Fisher Price Debunks Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Toy

NEWS | Dec 10
Fisher-Price has taken to Twitter to debunk any notion it has a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Warehouse Fire Survivor: People 'Dying Right in Front of Me'

NEWS | By Brian Melley and Scott Smith | Dec 10
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Oakland Fire Exposes Rift in Naming Transgender Victims

NEWS | By Janie Har | Dec 10
Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Deborah Cox Says Whitney Houston Role is in 'Good Hands'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Dec 10
There's one important person to thank for Deborah Cox stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes for the national tour of "The Bodyguard." That person would be Whitney Houston herself.

Megan Mullally Hints at Possible 'Will & Grace' Revival

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
A one-off election edition episode of "Will & Grace" may have sparked interest in a revival of the NBC series.

Madonna, Kesha Get Emotional When Accepting Billboard Honor

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Dec 10
The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha.

Spelling-Challenged Trump Calls CNN Reporting 'Rediculous' Fake News

NEWS | Dec 10
Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency.

A Year in Review: The 10 Best Episodes of TV of 2016

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 10
Counting down the 10 best episodes of TV in 2016.


News

Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

By Kathleen Hennessey | Dec 9
President Barack Obama ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.


Entertainment

Review :: The Boston Strangler

By Jake Mulligan | Dec 9
Directors like Lee and Fincher might not have inherited the split-screen technique, but Fleischer's eye for the oft-ignored nuances and details of crime stories was a sure influence on a whole generation of procedural films that followed.


Business

Pfizer Fined for Hiking Epilepsy Drug Price 2,600 Pct in UK

By Danica Kirka | Dec 9
British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent.


Technology

Spread by Trade and Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

By Michael Casey and Patrick Whittle | Dec 9
Aided by global trade, warming climate and drought-weakened trees, tree-killing invaders have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States.


Finance

Giving the Gift of Financial Well-Being at the Holidays

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Dec 3
Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.


Cars

Car Company Offering Red Light-Reading Vehicles in Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter | Dec 8
Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be.


Health/Fitness

Lips Holds Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center 

Dec 9
Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center during its Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 11.


Travel

German Christmas Markets Draw Crowds

Dec 10
The aroma of hot mulled gluehwein wine mingling with the scent of bratwurst, roasted almonds and gingerbread: these are among the signature attractions of Germany's outdoor Christmas markets.


Nightlife

New York City, NY

The Emery Awards Gala @ Cipriani Wall Street :: December 7, 2016

Dec 8
The Hetrick-Martin Institute celebrated the 2016 Emery Awards, which honors those who help make a safe environment for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.

Lea DeLaria Is VIP Headliner for San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Gala

By EDGE | Dec 7
On Saturday, December 10, The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) holds their third annual Aston-Brooks Awards Gala at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.