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Food for the Hungry Celebrates International Women's Day

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day and this year's theme is "Make it Happen." Food for the Hungry (FH) is "making it happen" by providing the skills and training needed to lift women out of poverty.

'The Fosters' Creators Defends Young Same-Sex Kiss

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
ABC Family's show "The Fosters" made headlines (and history) this week when two 13-year-old characters had a same-sex kiss. But some people are taking issue, which has led to the show's creators defending the scene.

50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights to Civil Rights

NEWS | By Josh Lederman | Mar 6
Vice President Joe Biden says the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today.

Colorful 'Body Sculptor' Due Back in Murder Trial

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Mar 6
A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies at 88

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Mar 6
Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.

Facebook, Apple & Other Mega Companies File Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Nearly 380 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, have filed a friend-of-the-court-brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that bans same-sex marriage.

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

BUSINESS | By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 6
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.

Cooper & Cohen have 'Deep Talks and Shallow Tales'

NIGHTLIFE | By EDGE | Mar 6
Join Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience.

Artists to March on Mass. State House

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
On March 25, before the House and Senate release their respective budgets, MASSCreative will bring together the broad arts and cultural community for Arts Matter Advocacy Day. The public is encouraged to join.

Announced: Events in Conjunction with 'The Colored Museum"

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 6
In conjunction with its upcoming production of "The Colored Museum," Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket.

Norton Awards Will Honor Actress, Comedian Lea DeLaria

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 6
Acclaimed actress and comedian Lea DeLaria will be the Guest of Honor at the 33rd annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Herb Alpert: His Life In Music Continues

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Scott Hall | Mar 6
There are few American legends who can claim the scope of a career like Herb Alpert. EDGE spoke to Alpert as he prepares for his engagement at NYC's Café Carlyle with his wife, vocalist Lani Hall.

Head of the Class: Hospitality and Tech Companies Score Big on HRC's Corporate Equality Index

TECHNOLOGY | By Jill Gleeson | Mar 6
EDGE profiles top technology companies that scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

Madonna: Working Out Saved Me From Injuries After Fall

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Mar 6
Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey to File Pro-Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | Mar 6
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey plans to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the federal Constitution prohibits discrimination against same-sex marriage.


News

NJ Gay Man Files Discrimination Suit After Being Fired From Red Robin

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
A man from New Jersey has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit, claiming he was fired from his general manager position at a Red Robin in West Nyack, New York, because he is gay.


Business

FDA Warns: Don't 3-D Print Your Unborn Fetus!

Mar 6
There may be no greater thrill than seeing your baby for the first time. Improving technology is giving expecting mothers a much sharper view of the fetus, but as images get clearer, more women are going for a potentially dangerous option.


Technology

World Health Warning: You're Eating Too Much Sugar

By Maria Cheng | Mar 6
New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day.


Finance

Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Rewards Investors, Parents, Businesses

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 5
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.


Cars

Volkswagen Passat Wins Car of the Year Award

Mar 5
The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.


Style

Lights, Camera, Blossom! Disney Films Inspire Floral Fantasy

By Kathy Matheson | Mar 6
Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies."


Health/Fitness

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.


Travel

Malaysia Toursim Thrives Despite Airline Tragedies

By Eileen NG | Mar 6
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.


Nightlife

Taste of the South End :: March 3, 2015

Mar 6
Over 40 restaurants from the South End gathered for AIDS Action's annual Taste of the South End at the Cyclorama. The sold out event was a huge success. See who was there.