Gay Chicago: The Latest

Bringing 'Torch Song' to a New Generation of Theatergoers

Bringing 'Torch Song' to a New Generation of Theatergoers

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Oct 18
Harvey Fierstein's landmark "Torch Song Trilogy" is back, this time with a shortened title and running time. EDGE spoke with the cast & principals of the Second Stage production about this streamlined version.

New York's Highest Court Gets Its First Openly Gay Jurist

New York's Highest Court Gets Its First Openly Gay Jurist

NEWS | Oct 18
The first openly gay member of New York state's highest court is being sworn in.

Plus-Size Gay Conference Convergence Sets Eyes on NYC for 2018

Plus-Size Gay Conference Convergence Sets Eyes on NYC for 2018

NIGHTLIFE | Oct 18
Big men are about to take on the Big Apple. Convergence, the long-running conference for plus-size gay men and their admirers is hitting New York City next year.

Trump Jokes: Pence 'Wants to Hang' All Gay People

Trump Jokes: Pence 'Wants to Hang' All Gay People

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 18
In a feature by "The New Yorker" on a possible Pence presidency and its threat to progressive ideals, a staff member from Trump's campaign revealed the president has often belittled the vice president, whose anti-LGBT views are a matter of record.

Shocking Research Shows That Exercise Is Medicine

Shocking Research Shows That Exercise Is Medicine

Increasingly, researchers are pointing to the fact that exercise is medicine, and yet according to the CDC, only around 22% of adults in the country meet their physical activity guidelines.

Harry Potter Exhibit Marks 20th Anniversary of First Book

Harry Potter Exhibit Marks 20th Anniversary of First Book

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."

ABIVAX Presents New Data on ABX196 at World Vaccine Congress

ABIVAX Presents New Data on ABX196 at World Vaccine Congress

NEWS | Oct 18
Last week at the Fira Center of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Barcelona, Spain, ABIVAX presented exciting data on the anticancer effects of its immune enhancer ABX196.

Book's Challenge: Can You Do Squats Like Justice Ginsburg?

Book's Challenge: Can You Do Squats Like Justice Ginsburg?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jessica Gresko | Oct 18
Interest in the workout of the Supreme Court's oldest justice and in the man behind it has only grown since the election of Trump. Here's how Ruth Bader Ginsburg keeps fit.

Today on 'Megyn Kelly Today': Pole Dancing, Jesus & Soaked Nuts

Today on 'Megyn Kelly Today': Pole Dancing, Jesus & Soaked Nuts

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
Today on "Megyn Kelly Today," Megyn Kelly talks about pole dancing, Kathy Lee Gifford's new song "Save Jesus" and foods that can "fix" you.

Seattle Theatre Stages All-Female 'Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch'

Seattle Theatre Stages All-Female 'Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch'

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
William Shakespeare's rarely-staged drama about politics, power, and pride, replete with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language, is staged by an all-female cast at Seattle's 12th Ave. Arts.


News

Family of Slain Sergeant Says Trump Showed 'Disrespect'

Family of Slain Sergeant Says Trump Showed 'Disrespect'

NATIONAL | By Calvin Woodward and Jonathan Lemire | Oct 18
The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body.


Entertainment

 Review :: Jim Gaffigan
Chicago, IL

Review :: Jim Gaffigan

CULTURE | By Louise Adams | Oct 17
Jim Gaffigan, aka "The King of Clean," brought his act to The Chicago Theatre as part of his Noble Ape Tour.

 Review :: Kick-Ass

Review :: Kick-Ass

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Oct 18
The 2010 R-rated superhero riff, "Kick-Ass," arrives on 4K Ultra HD. But is it worth the upgrade?


Business

California Wildfires Scorch Marijuana Crops

California Wildfires Scorch Marijuana Crops

CORPORATE | Oct 18
The wildfires wreaking havoc across Northern California have destroyed millions of dollars in marijuana crops ready for harvest on the eve of legalization in the state.


Technology

Doctors Use Patients' Genes to Guide Cancer Care

Doctors Use Patients' Genes to Guide Cancer Care

SCIENCE | Oct 18
Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by molecular tumor boards, Experts study the patient's cancer genes and match treatments to mutations that seem to drive the disease.


Finance

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

REAL ESTATE | By Marjorie Miller | Oct 6
I had filled out a form to win a Whole Foods gift certificate. Instead I got a phone call from "Hannah" at FantaSea Resorts congratulating me on winning a travel package.AP Photo/Julio Cortez


Cars

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, but Increase Sprawl

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, but Increase Sprawl

AUTO NEWS | By Matt O'Brien | Oct 17
A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.


Style

Salt Lake City Man Decorates House With King Kong Display

Salt Lake City Man Decorates House With King Kong Display

HOME | Oct 18
A Salt Lake City man known for his elaborate Halloween house decorations has ratcheted it up again this year with a display featuring a massive King Kong climbing on top of the Empire State building.


Health/Fitness

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

NATIONAL | By Alan Fram | Oct 17
Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.


Travel

Naughty Travel Expert Sienna Sinclair Shares Travel Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Naughty Travel Expert Sienna Sinclair Shares Travel Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Oct 18
Traveling around the world is an amazing experience, but at the same time it can be very dangerous -- especially if you're a solo female traveler. Sienna Sinclaire shares safety tips.


Nightlife

Orlando Pride Marketplace :: October 14, 2017

Orlando Pride Marketplace :: October 14, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 18
Sponsored by Marriott, the Orlando Pride Marketplace had close to 100 groups and businesses who came out in support for the LGBTQ+ community.