Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

NEWS | By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Dec 10
A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years.

'Bye, Felicia': School Bans Flip Shirt Honoring Dead Seniors

'Bye, Felicia': School Bans Flip Shirt Honoring Dead Seniors

NEWS | Dec 10
A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia."

Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Christmas Symbols

Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Christmas Symbols

NEWS | By Margery A. Beck | Dec 10
A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school.

Watch: Kirk Douglas Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Watch: Kirk Douglas Celebrates 102nd Birthday

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday with a special video message from his daughter-in-law.

Watch: Beyonce Performs at Pre-Wedding Party in India

Watch: Beyonce Performs at Pre-Wedding Party in India

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 10
Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter of India's richest mogul.

Jury to Recommend Sentence for White Nationalist

Jury to Recommend Sentence for White Nationalist

NEWS | Dec 10
The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.

Trump Blames Lawyer Michael Cohen for Hush Money 'Liability'

Trump Blames Lawyer Michael Cohen for Hush Money 'Liability'

NEWS | Dec 10
President Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his.

Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Dec 10
Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president.

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 10
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors.

'Ralph' Tops Box Office Again, 'Aquaman' Is a Hit in China

'Ralph' Tops Box Office Again, 'Aquaman' Is a Hit in China

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 10
In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.


News

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

POLITICS | By Julie Pace | Dec 9
The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump.


Entertainment

 Review :: BalletX Fall Program
Philadelphia, PA

Review :: BalletX Fall Program

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Dec 7
At the Wilma this month, BalletX presented their Fall Series of all premieres with ballets by Dutch choreographer Wubkje Kuindersma, Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon and Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto all distinctly different ballets.

BARchive: A Celebration of Streetbar - How the First Gay Bar in Palm Springs Signaled a Change

BARchive: A Celebration of Streetbar - How the First Gay Bar in Palm Springs Signaled a Change

CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Dec 9
It's important to understand that not all cities are the same and that they're not all following the same trajectory when it comes to gay bars.


Business

Teachers Union: Tentative Deal to End Charter Schools Strike

Teachers Union: Tentative Deal to End Charter Schools Strike

FINANCE | Dec 10
The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally.


Technology

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

SCIENCE | By Colleen Barry | Dec 10
If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its palette toward green.


Cars

GM Plant Closing Not Expected to Stall Detroit's Rebound

GM Plant Closing Not Expected to Stall Detroit's Rebound

AUTO NEWS | By Corey Williams | Dec 8
General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback.


Style

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

FOOD/DRINK | By EDGE | Dec 10
Are you stumped by trying to please a loved one with impeccable taste who seems to have everything? Forgo the ubiquitous gift card and, instead, browse these offerings from some of the most unique entrepreneurs to be found on the East Coast.


Health/Fitness

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

HEALTH | By C. Michael White | Dec 8
I'm concerned about the hidden inclusion of prescription drugs in supplements. It increases the risk of patient harm, and it allows people to attribute the benefits and harms they experience to an herb rather than to the true culprit.


Travel

 Review :: 'Enchanted Forest of Light' @ Descanso Gardens

Review :: 'Enchanted Forest of Light' @ Descanso Gardens

CULTURE | By Kevin Taft | Dec 7
Descanso Gardens is a beautiful place to visit any day of the week, but during the winter it becomes a gorgeous other-worldly celebration of light.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 8
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.