Gay New York City: The Latest

Italian Mafia Now Accepts Gay Members

Italian Mafia Now Accepts Gay Members

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Dec 9
A new article by the New York Post details a striking revelation about the Italian mafia- it's now no longer fiercely homophobic and accepts gay members.

Ed Smart, Father of Abducted Elizabeth: "There is No Cure" For Being Gay

Ed Smart, Father of Abducted Elizabeth: "There is No Cure" For Being Gay

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Dec 9
Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart who was kidnapped 17 years ago, recently came out as gay. Now in a series of new interviews, he's revealed the internal struggle he went through leading up to his coming out. Read the details here.

Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

Watch: Boston Man Charged in Box-Cutter, Snow Shovel Hate Crime

NEWS | Dec 9
Boston man Eddie Smith is due to be arraigned on assault and battery, mayhem, and committing a hate crime charges after he allegedly "hit a 25-year-old man in the head with a snow shovel and slashed his eye with a box cutter" Tuesday. Watch below.

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

The Truth About the Escalating Anti-Transgender Crime Epidemic

NEWS | By Merryn Johns | Dec 9
At least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in the U.S. this year — 91 percent of them were black women. We are a community in crisis. How is the nation responding?

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo Up for Globes

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo Up for Globes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Dec 9
The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony.

Pop Culturing: The 10 Best Films of the 2010s

Pop Culturing: The 10 Best Films of the 2010s

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 9
A list of the best films of the 2010s; one film from each year.

Biographer Garry O'Connor Looks Into What Makes Ian McKellen Tick

Biographer Garry O'Connor Looks Into What Makes Ian McKellen Tick

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Dec 9
Ian McKellen recently turned 80 — just the right age for a definitive biography. EDGE interviews Garry O'Connor about "Ian McKellen," his recently published biography that tells the extraordinary story of the actor's life.

ImpulseNYC Fifth Year Anniversary @ Glasshouse Chelsea :: December 7, 2019

ImpulseNYC Fifth Year Anniversary @ Glasshouse Chelsea :: December 7, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 9
ImpulseNYC celebrated its fifth-year anniversary at the Glasshouse Chelsea with a VIP reception, award ceremony, open bar and live entertainment.

Golden Snubs and Surprises, Including Little 'Cats' Love

Golden Snubs and Surprises, Including Little 'Cats' Love

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Dec 9
Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were shocks, like Lupita Nyong'o not getting a nomination for "Us."

Jason Derulo Responds to Adult Site's $500K Offer, Posts Edited Pic on Instagram

Jason Derulo Responds to Adult Site's $500K Offer, Posts Edited Pic on Instagram

Jason Derulo is responding to an adult website's $500,000 offer for him to post risqué photos of himself to the website. He is also sharing an edited photo of his now-infamous "anaconda" pic.


News

Former Sean Cody Performer, Sent Up for Extortion in 2015, Gets Early Release

Former Sean Cody Performer, Sent Up for Extortion in 2015, Gets Early Release

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 9
A former Sean Cody performer, adult star Jarec Wentworth (the stage name of Teofil Brank) has gained early release from prison and is now in a halfway house in California, media outlets report.


Entertainment

 Review :: Quixote Nuevo
New York City, NY

Review :: Quixote Nuevo

THEATRE | By James Wilkinson | Dec 2
Does the end justify the route you took to get there? The Huntington Theatre Company's production of "Quixote Nuevo" is like the pebble of snow that starts rolling at the top of the hill. On the way down it gathers momentum.

 Review :: Handel and Haydn Society's Brandenburgs a Delight

Review :: Handel and Haydn Society's Brandenburgs a Delight

MUSIC | By Ed Tapper | Dec 9
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are amongst the most popular pieces in the Baroque repertoire, and Boston's Handel and Haydn Society offered a polish reading of them this past weekend


Business

Schumer: Fed Workers to Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Schumer: Fed Workers to Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

FINANCE | Dec 9
The Senate's top Democrat said Sunday that congressional leaders have reached a "real breakthrough" deal to give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to millions of federal workers as part of the annual defense policy bill.


Technology

State AGs Look to Head Off T-Mobile-Sprint Deal in Court

State AGs Look to Head Off T-Mobile-Sprint Deal in Court

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Dec 9
T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are wrong.


Finance

Biden Steps Up Hits on Buttigieg, Warren Over Health Care

Biden Steps Up Hits on Buttigieg, Warren Over Health Care

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow | Dec 4
Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is riding his coattails in pushing for a "public option" government-insurance plan to be sold alongside private insurance.


Cars

Uber Weighs Next Steps after Jarring Sex Assault Report

Uber Weighs Next Steps after Jarring Sex Assault Report

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz and Tom Krisher | Dec 7
A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough.


Travel

Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

RELIGION | By Joseph Krauss, Mohammad Daraghmeh | Dec 9
In recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on the West Bank town's Palestinian residents, their culture and history and their struggles under Israeli occupation.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 7, 2019

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 7, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 8
Sidetrack the Video Bar hosted its annual Santa Speedo Run. Participants ran a mile around Boystown to raise money for Center on Halsted. Hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright, this fun event also included the traditional singalong of "Jingle Balls!"