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Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actress/Supporting Actres

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actress/Supporting Actres

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 23
EDGE looks at who will win the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards at this Sunday's ceremony.

Gov. Cuomo Blasts Trump Administration, Instructs State Educators to Protect Transgender Students

Gov. Cuomo Blasts Trump Administration, Instructs State Educators to Protect Transgender Students

NEWS | Feb 23
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a directive to the State Education Department that school districts around New York must protect transgender students.

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are Floundering

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 23
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Beyonce Out of Coachella; Will Perform in 2018

Beyonce Out of Coachella; Will Perform in 2018

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Feb 23
Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018.

Dayton Blasts Trump's Transgender Bathroom Reversal

Dayton Blasts Trump's Transgender Bathroom Reversal

NEWS | By Kyle Potter | Feb 23
Gov. Mark Dayton blasted Trump's administration for reversing federal guidance that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, urging Minnesota schools to continue operating under the previous directive.

Jimmy Kimmel Talks About Trump and Other Pre-Oscars Concerns

Jimmy Kimmel Talks About Trump and Other Pre-Oscars Concerns

NEWS | By Sandy Cohen | Feb 23
Jimmy Kimmel says he never really wanted to host the Academy Awards.

Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

NEWS | Feb 23
Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.

Examining The Link Between Diabetes, Autoimmunity and Heart Disease for American Heart Month

Examining The Link Between Diabetes, Autoimmunity and Heart Disease for American Heart Month

In recognition of American Heart Month in February, Dr. Chad Larson looks at some largely unknown facts about heart disease and its indirect link to autoimmune disease.

Lesbian Flick 'Liberty's Secret' is Released, Available on Demand

Lesbian Flick 'Liberty's Secret' is Released, Available on Demand

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
The lesbian movie-musical "Liberty's Secret" has finally been released, and after playing several queer film festivals is now available on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and VimeoOnDemand worldwide.

ABC's LGBTQ Miniseries 'When We Rise' Aims High but Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

ABC's LGBTQ Miniseries 'When We Rise' Aims High but Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 23
"When We Rise," airing Feb. 27 on ABC, is an ambitious but flawed miniseries from out Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ("Milk") about 40 years of the LGBTQ movement.


News

Essence Vegas Helps Local Girl Scout Troop Reach Cookie Goals

Essence Vegas Helps Local Girl Scout Troop Reach Cookie Goals

WORKPLACE | Feb 23
Essence Vegas is leading the charge to help local Girl Scout Troop 679 reach their cookie goals by purchasing the remaining cookies -- approximately 150 boxes -- to help the troop reach their goal of 400 boxes sold.


Entertainment

 Review :: Watch on the Rhine
Washington, DC

Review :: Watch on the Rhine

THEATRE | By Rachel Breitman | Feb 20
In this timely story of Washington, D.C. on the verge of the Second World War, a family must confront the dark international intrigue unfolding in their sunny living room.

Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

HEALTH | Feb 23
Thirty years after Marlee Matlin was first deaf actor to win a major Oscar, Boston's Ruderman Family Foundation honors her with annual award of $100,000.


Business

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

LEGAL | Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.


Technology

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

PERSONAL TECH | By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Feb 23
Great Wall is part of a cadre of small but ambitious independent Chinese automakers that grew in the shadow of state-owned giants such as Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., which assembles vehicles for General Motors Co. and Volkswagen.


Style

Indochino Announces New 'Fit Method' to Perfect Made to Measure Suits

Indochino Announces New 'Fit Method' to Perfect Made to Measure Suits

FASHION | By EDGE | Feb 23
Indochino, the world's largest made to measure suiting brand, has announced the launch of Fit Method, a new program that aims to further perfect the style and fit of every suit.


Health/Fitness

World AIDS Museum to Open 'AIDS Crisis in America: 30 Years of ACT Up'

World AIDS Museum to Open 'AIDS Crisis in America: 30 Years of ACT Up'

AIDS | Feb 22
The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) announces the opening on March 8 of a major new exhibit, "AIDS Crisis in America: 30 Years of ACT UP - A Convergence of Disease, Art and Human Resilience."


Nightlife

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island'  the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

Patti LaBelle and More to Play 'Pride Island' the Biggest Live Music Event in NYC Pride History

PRIDE | Feb 22
From legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, NYC Pride announces a new 3-day cultural experience featuring Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, and Years & Years taking place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Pier 26.