THE LATEST

'Black Madam': I've Been Haunted Since Butt-Injection Death

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 26
A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

US Stock Indexes Drift Mostly Lower as Oil Prices Sink

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga | Feb 26
A deepening slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks, tipping U.S. financial markets mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill in the Blank

NEWS | By Mark Mendoza | Feb 26
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

Blessed in the Midwest: Chicago and Minneapolis Roll out the Red Carpet for Gay Marriage

TRAVEL | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 26
Even in the traditionally conservative Midwest, several glittering, forward-thinking cities are embracing gay weddings with open arms. Chicago and Minneapolis are two of our favorites.

Director Robin Campillo on his 'Eastern Boys'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Feb 26
EDGE speaks with the Cesar-nominated director Robin Campillo about his provocative & uncompromising new film "Eastern Boys."

SC School Bans Homosexuality, Gay Athlete Speaks Out

NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 26
Following a 2014 profile of two out college volleyball players for South Carolina's Erksine College in Outsports, the school has issued a statement saying that the student body are expected to follow their interpretation of the Bible.

What's HOT South Florida :: 02/26 - 03/04

NIGHTLIFE | By Scott Holland | Feb 26
The mercury keeps climbing, as parties rock on heartily, Holly Faris returns and so does RuPaul... and Ricky Martin belts out ten new tracks. Read all about here in the HOT Zone!

Anti-Gay Irish Marriage Group: Homosexuality Causes Cancer

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 26
Members of an anti-gay marriage group based in Ireland have been handing out pamphlets that claim gay men and women die younger than their straight counterparts, are susceptible to cancer and are more likely to abuse children.

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

NEWS | By Anne Flaherty | Feb 26
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

On the Tab :: Feb. 26 - Mar. 5

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Feb 26
You have hopefully noticed that our fifth annual Besties voting is underway. You've only got a few more days to vote for your favorite bartender, gogo guy and gal, best sports bar, and dozens of other categories.

Defective Used Cars Often Sold Despite Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Feb 26
More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. - about one-fifth the total - were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports.

Top Comedians Perform at Gilda's Laughfest March 5-15

NIGHTLIFE | By EDGE | Feb 26
Gilda's LaughFest announced that this year's Signature Event will celebrate the festival's fifth year with big comics raising funds to care for those affected by cancer.

Bruce Vilanch Performs at SF AIDS 'Newsies' Benefit

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
On Monday, March 2 at Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, Bruce Vilanch will host a one-night-only benefit cabaret performance of "Newsies." The event will raise funds for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF).

The 7 Worst Jobs for Your Skin

STYLE | By EDGE | Feb 26
Your job may cause you stress - but it may also be stressing out your skin and ushering in wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging early.

Judy Collins Intersects with Stephen Sondheim

ENTERTAINMENT | By Richard Dodds | Feb 26
When it comes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Judy Collins has planted a flag marking her territory. Collins chats all about her new Sondheim-centric show in this interview.


News

Chiu Bills Would Helps LGBTs

LOCAL | By Mathew S. Bajko | Feb 26
State agencies would be required to collect LGBT demographic information and laws regarding the rights of parents who use assisted reproduction, as well as sperm donors, would be modernized under legislation being introduced Thursday.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: The World of Extreme Happiness

THEATRE | By Marcus Scott | Feb 26
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's "The World of Extreme Happiness" analyzes gender, power, capitalism, and whether she likes it a lot, both the American and Chinese superpowers.


Business

How to Search for the Perfect Mattress (Cost: $108K)

CORPORATE | Feb 26
Do you choose a Simmons, a Serta, a Sealy? A posturepedic, temperpedic, ultra firm, ultra soft, memory foam, coil or no coil? Nancy Giles investigates the seemingly endless list of choices when it comes to choosing the right mattress.


Technology

Nickelodeon Debuts Mobile Channel for the Pre-K Set

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 26
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. The ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. There's no immediate word on an Android version.


Finance

Historic Snows Causing Headaches for Real Estate Industry

REAL ESTATE | By Philip Marcelo | Feb 26
All that snow in New England may make your property look as pretty as a calendar shot, but it won't do you any favors if you're trying to buy or sell a house.


Cars

Lexus of Cherry Hill Shaves Heads for Charity

AUTO NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 26
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Lexus of Cherry Hill.


Style

Blind Wine Tastings Get New Meaning at Coppola Winery

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26
The "Tasting in the Dark" series, led by blind wine experts Hoby Wedler at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, is helping oenophiles gain a better understanding of wine nuances.


Health/Fitness

amfAR Dedicates $100M to Countdown for a Cure Initiative

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 25
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced on February 19 that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, launched with the aim of developing the scientific basis of a cure by 2020.


Travel

Easy Breezy: A Puerto Rico Beach Getaway

By Kristi Eaton | Feb 25
Sometimes you just need a quick trip to the beach. For American without a passport, Puerto Rico offers all the comforts of domestic travel along with Caribbean beaches and Latin culture.


Nightlife

Reagle Hosts 'A Little Bit of Ireland,' Music, Dance & Blarney

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 26
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present the 17th annual edition of "A Little Bit of Ireland" -- a feast of Irish music, folk dancing, and light-hearted comic blarney - for three performances only during St. Patrick's Day weekend.