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Forget Netflix - The Real Joy of Movies is Still in Theaters

Forget Netflix - The Real Joy of Movies is Still in Theaters

ENTERTAINMENT | By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 22
Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there's still no substitute for a movie theater.

Smollett's Character Off 'Empire' for End of Season

Smollett's Character Off 'Empire' for End of Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
The producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.

Love, Lust, and Terror on 'Devil's Path' :: Matthew Montgomery on his Gay Indie Thriller

Love, Lust, and Terror on 'Devil's Path' :: Matthew Montgomery on his Gay Indie Thriller

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 22
Film festival favorite "Devil's Path" is set for a March 1 general theatrical release. EDGE caught up with director and co-writer Matthew Montgomery to find out what really went on in the woods as this clever thriller unfolded...

Rita Moreno on Playing a Sassy Grandma, 'West Side Story'

Rita Moreno on Playing a Sassy Grandma, 'West Side Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Feb 22
Rita Moreno plays one of TV's best villains. Or is she one of its snidest heroines? Either way, her sassy grandmother on the Netflix reboot of "One Day at a Time" is truly a funny concoction.

PopUps: Twitter is Thirsting After this Shirtless Statue of Abe Lincoln

PopUps: Twitter is Thirsting After this Shirtless Statue of Abe Lincoln

NEWS | Feb 22
A photo of a statue of a shirtless Abraham Lincoln is going viral, thanks to Twitter users who are not holding back their thirst for the depiction of the 16th president of the United States.

China Bars Millions From Travel for 'Social Credit' Offenses

China Bars Millions From Travel for 'Social Credit' Offenses

NEWS | Feb 22
Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.

Lawyer Call Smollett a Man of Character, Integrity

Lawyer Call Smollett a Man of Character, Integrity

NEWS | Feb 22
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire" actor.

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could be a 'Career Killer'

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could be a 'Career Killer'

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Feb 22
Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism.

GOP Lawmakers Push to Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Utah

GOP Lawmakers Push to Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Utah

NEWS | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Feb 22
Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that's been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by the influential Mormon church.

Smollett Reactions Epitomize Polarized State of US Politics

Smollett Reactions Epitomize Polarized State of US Politics

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 22
Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment while disparaging the president's supporters as bigots


News

Judge Grants Citizenship to Twin Son of Gay Couple

Judge Grants Citizenship to Twin Son of Gay Couple

FAMILY | By Christopher Weber | Feb 22
A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


Entertainment

 Review :: Odyssey Opera: Paride ed Elena
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Review :: Odyssey Opera: Paride ed Elena

MUSIC | By Ed Tapper | Feb 17
Boston's Odyssey Opera has dedicated the 2019 segment of its current season to works based on the legend of Helen of Troy. The first on the roster is the Gluck Reform rarity "Paride ed Elena."

Travelers Can Retrace 'Green Book' Path With Some Research

Travelers Can Retrace 'Green Book' Path With Some Research

MOVIES | By Russell Contreras, Jay Reeves | Feb 22
The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America.


Business

Was That Ballot Fraud in North Carolina U.S. House Race?

Was That Ballot Fraud in North Carolina U.S. House Race?

LEGAL | By Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson | Feb 22
The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election.


Technology

Japanese Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid to Get Samples

Japanese Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid to Get Samples

SCIENCE | Feb 22
A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.


Cars

White House Ends California Talks on Mileage Dispute

White House Ends California Talks on Mileage Dispute

AUTO NEWS | By Ellen Knickmeyer an atom Krisher | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.


Style

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 22
Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition


Health/Fitness

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

AIDS | By Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma | Feb 21
Strategies that work in progressive cities won't necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina where stigma around HIV and AIDS and around being gay runs deep.


Travel

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

'Firefall' Phenomenon Wows Visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

Feb 21
California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall." Every February for a few days, the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava.