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Leslie Jordan on Being a 'Show Pony'

Jul 28
In a world of muscle-bound young hunks, Leslie Jordan -- diminutive as he is, at 4'11" -- proves that big talent can come packaged in small comic dynamos. Jordan chats with EDGE about his travels and travails as a "Show Pony."

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Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down

Tornado Damages City North of Boston

NATIONAL | By Philip Marcelo | Jul 28
A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

Salem's Old Town Hall

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 18
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 29
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Texas: Gay Marriage Ban Best for Children

NATIONAL | By Nomaan Merchant | Jul 29
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

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Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan on Being a 'Show Pony'

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28
In a world of muscle-bound young hunks, Leslie Jordan -- diminutive as he is, at 4'11" -- proves that big talent can come packaged in small comic dynamos. Jordan chats with EDGE about his travels and travails as a "Show Pony."

Connor Christiansen

Conner on the Common :: Christiansen on 'Twelfth Night'

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 24
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company returns to Boston Common July 23 - August 10 for seventeen evenings of "Twelfth Night." Star Conner Christiansen chats with EDGE about The Bard, the show, and being back in Boston.

Prinze (right) claims he was asked to take his shoes off while filming '24' scenes with Sutherland (second from left).

PopUps: Freddie Prinze Jr. :: Kiefer Sutherland = Biggest Drama Queen in Showbiz?

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Freddie Prinze Jr. says he almost quit acting after appearing on "24" because Kiefer Sutherland was so "unprofessional."

Cookie Monster and Tigger enjoy a smoke break in the middle of Times Square

Unfriendly Neighborhood 'Spiderman' Punches NYC Cop in the Face

CULTURE | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 29
Saturday's incident involving a violent costumed Spiderman in midtown leaves many nostalgic for the days of a hooker-filled and less kid-friendly Times Square.

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New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Faces of Pride :: Boston

Monday Jul 28, 2014
Boston Pride had its biggest year to date. EDGE was on hand for the pre-parties, the parade, the block parties & club events.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

EDGE Goes Social

George A. Manko waits on customers at his father George Manko's shave ice concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I.

Beach Town's Ban Prompts Battle Over Shaved Ice

FOOD/DRINK | By Jennifer McDermott | Jul 29
A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

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Blue Lagoon Pool Party :: July 26, 2014

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 29
The Blue Lagoon was the absolute perfect pool party to get everybody prepared for Pines Party, one of the most anticipated events of the year. DJ Matty Glitterati was in charge of the happy tunes and Fire Island iconic Porsche was the MC. Fun for everyone

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Asia Stocks Widen Gains Ahead of US, China Data

FINANCE | By Youkyung Lee | Jul 29
Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

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Group Tours - Picking the Right One For You

Jul 29
Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don't have to Google or organize a thing.

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Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

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