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Philadelphia, PA

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective Wants You to Have a Healthy New Year

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 19
Now is the time to make that appointment for STD testing. While you're there, get your teeth cleaned, get a pelvic exam or Pap test, even meet up with a support group. All for a healthier you!

NC Democrats Ramp Up for Special 2017 Elections

NEWS | By Jeff Taylor | Jan 21
A federal court ruled in November that North Carolina would have to redraw 28 House and Senate districts by March 15, 2017 for special primary and general elections in November, and already the battle has begun.

Inauguration Coverage Shows Deep Divisions Remain

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jan 21
The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.

Who is Departing Gambian Ruler Yahya Jammeh?

NEWS | By Cara Anna | Jan 21
Jammeh also issued increasingly virulent statements against sexual minorities, vowing to slit the throats of gay men and saying the LGBT acronym should stand for "leprosy, gonorrhea, bacteria and tuberculosis."

Trump Wraps Up Ceremony, Turns to Governing

NEWS | By Ken Thomas | Jan 21
As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration.

Women Descend on DC a Day After Anarchists Create Chaos

NEWS | By Steve Peoples and Jessica Gresko | Jan 21
A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Like Cherry Coke Zero, 'The Young Pope' is Deliciously Addictive

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 21
With a spectacular performance from Jude Law, "The Young Pope" is already one of the best TV shows of 2017.

Fact Check: Trump Starts on Familiar Note: With Exaggeration

NEWS | Jan 20
Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday:

Melania Trump Wears 'The Sky Is Falling' Blue to Innauguration

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Jan 20
Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day.

With Hopes and Fears, a Divided America Watches Inauguration

NEWS | By Mike Householder | Jan 20
In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.

Watch: Troye Sivan Celebrates LGBTQ History with New Music Video 'Heaven'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 20
Out pop star Tryoe Sivan released a new music video Thursday for his song "Heaven," featuring Betty Who. The black-and-white-clip finds the singer taking a more serious note, as the video celebrates moments of LGBTQ history.


News

Smashed Windows, Chaotic Confrontation Near Inauguration

NATIONAL | By Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz | Jan 20
Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.


Entertainment

Philadelphia, PA

The Wild, Wild West Gets Wilder with Cirque Éloize's 'Saloon'

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Jan 12
Cirque Éloize returns to Philadelphia with their latest show "Saloon," an acrobatic look at the Wild, Wild West. EDGE spoke with one of the show's performers Justine Méthé-Crozat about the show.

Animal Treatment Questions Cancel 'A Dog's Purpose' Premiere

MOVIES | Jan 20
This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film.


Business

U.S. Sues Oracle, Says It Pays White Men More Than Others

CORPORATE | Jan 20
The Labor Department is suing Oracle, claiming that the technology giant pays white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.


Technology

For Driverless Cars, A Moral Dilemma: Who Lives or Dies?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jan 20
Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: Veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.


Finance

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

HOME | By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.


Cars

VW Will Appeal Court Order to Buy Back Customer's Diesel Car

AUTO NEWS | By Frank Jordans and David McHugh | Jan 20
Volkswagen says it will appeal a court ruling that it must buy back a German customer's diesel car rigged to cheat on emissions tests.


Style

Star Power at Paris Men's Fashion Week

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 20
Travel, trekking and urban exploration defined Thursday's installment of Paris Menswear Week. And did someone mention celebrities? Here are the highlights of the day's fall/winter 2017 shows


Travel

Gottlieb Native Garden: A Southern Californian Oasis

By Solvej Schou | Jan 20
Spread out along a hillside near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Susan Gottlieb's baseball-field-size home garden - dubbed the Gottlieb Native Garden - boasts more than 100 species of native plants and brims with wildlife activity.


Nightlife

LGBT Activists Hold Dance Party Near Mike Pence's Home

POLITICS | Jan 19
With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.