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'The Mikado' Leaps Into the 21st Century (With a Little Help from Sean Graney)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Mar 31
Director Sean Graney brings his company - The Hypocrites - to the ART's Oberon performing space with an environmental take on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado." EDGE spoke to the innovative director about his funhouse production.

Dumb Ass Lists :: Vintage Toys That Made Boys Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 31
We're not talking Teletubbies and Dora as an Aquapet, boys. If you're over 30 and you played with these toys, they're the reason you're gay today. Full stop.

Cromer Comes Back to Boston for 'Little Sheba'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 31
Huntington Theatre Company brings the American classic "Come Back, Little Sheba" by William Inge to life in an intimate theatrical setting. David Cromer, the creative force behind "Our Town," explores desire and addiction in this portrait of a marriage.

Stephen King Calls Indiana 'Religious Liberty' Law a 'Dog Turd'

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 31
Stephen King took to Twitter Monday to call Indiana's "religious liberty" law a "dog turd."

Indianapolis Star Calls for Law Protecting Gays, Lesbians

NEWS | Mar 31
The Indianapolis Star is urging Indiana lawmakers in a front-page editorial to respond to widespread criticism of a new religious objections law by protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.

NC Gov. Won't Back Religious Exemption for Court Officials

NEWS | Mar 31
Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses.

New Research Says Anne Frank Likely Died a Month Earlier

NEWS | By Mike Corder | Mar 31
Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday.

Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj Among Owners of New Streaming Service

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Mar 31
Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

NBC, Cirque du Soleil Bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Mar 31
"The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil.

Mediation Set for Photographer's Suit Against Justin Bieber

NEWS | Mar 31
A mediation session is set in Miami in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's security.

Officials: Iran Nuke Talks to Continue in New Phase

NEWS | By George Jahn and Matthew Lee | Mar 31
Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement to control Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Clinton Also Used iPad for Email; Mixed Personal, Work Chats

NEWS | By Jack Gillum | Mar 31
Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device.

Indiana Lawmakers Try to Quiet Firestorm Surrounding New Law

NEWS | By Tom Davies | Mar 31
Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a controversial new law.

West Point Board of Visitors Gets an 1980 Grad as Leader

NEWS | Mar 31
A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

Washington Gov. Joins Boycott: No State Funded Travel to Indiana

NEWS | Mar 31
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and others based on religious beliefs

Fight Over 'Religious Freedom' Objection Proposals Shift to Arkansas

NEWS | By Andrew Demllo | Mar 31
The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas,


News

New Arizona Governor Avoids Major Issues with Apparent Ease

By Bob Christie | Mar 31
Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.


Entertainment

Book Review :: Can't and Won't

By Danielle Behrendt | Mar 31
This collection of stories cements Lydia Davis as the master of modern flash fiction, breathing life into generally untouched characters and stories.


Business

Authorities Go After Crooked Car Deals in National Crackdown

Mar 31
A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said.


Technology

Tradesy CEO on How to Cash in on Your Closet

Mar 30
Looking for some extra cash? The answer may be in your closet. Tradesy is an online marketplace for re-selling women's fashion, where many go to make extra cash. The company exploded in popularity since it launched less than three years ago.


Finance

Which Woman Should Grace the $20 Bill?

Mar 27
There's a movement underway to give the $20 bill a makeover. The group wants to replace President Andrew Jackson's face with a woman's. There are 15 candidates to choose from, including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt. Chip Reid reports.


Cars

How Mercedes Became the Dominant Power in Formula 1

Mar 30
Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and are expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams in their wake?


Style

An Apple A Day May Not Keep Doctor Away

By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 31
An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.


Health/Fitness

Aging Diseases Come to HIV-Pozzers a Decade Early

By EDGE | Mar 30
People undergoing treatment for HIV-1 are at increased risk for earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive disease.


Travel

An Israeli Trifecta: 3 Not-to-Miss LGBT Festivals

By EDGE | Mar 31
Are you looking for an LGBT getaway to the Promised Land? Israel plays host to three epic weekends that will have you revisiting by the time you're ready to return stateside. Here's the rundown.


Nightlife

climACTS! WET @ Royale :: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mar 30
The Theater Offensive presented its annual fundraiser climACTS! WET @ Royale on Thursday night with acrobats, artists and Abe Rybeck. Check out those who came out to support this LGBT theater company!