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Arizona Artists Win Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Invitations

Arizona Artists Win Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Invitations

NEWS | By Jacques Billeaud and Jonathan J. Cooper | Sep 17
The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 17
Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.

The New York Times Faces Questions Over Kavanaugh Story

The New York Times Faces Questions Over Kavanaugh Story

NEWS | By David Bauder | Sep 17
Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself.

At Rally, Warren Decries Trump as 'Corruption in the Flesh'

At Rally, Warren Decries Trump as 'Corruption in the Flesh'

NEWS | By Steve Peoples and Will Weissert | Sep 17
Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren decried Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

House Judiciary Committee to Hold 1st Impeachment Hearing

House Judiciary Committee to Hold 1st Impeachment Hearing

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 17
As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation.

A New Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Textiles and Home Goods

A New Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Textiles and Home Goods

ENTERTAINMENT | By Katherine Roth | Sep 17
A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public.

MTV Documentary Films Acquires "Gay Chorus Deep South;" Plans Theatrical Release

MTV Documentary Films Acquires "Gay Chorus Deep South;" Plans Theatrical Release

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | Sep 16
"Gay Chorus Deep South," a 2019 documentary about a men's choir touring the American Deep South, has been bought by MTV Documentary Films. The studio, run by former HBO exec Sheila Nevins, hopes to organize a theatrical release.

Pulse Survivors Host Freedom March for "Overcomers" of Homosexuality

Pulse Survivors Host Freedom March for "Overcomers" of Homosexuality

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Sep 16
Two Pulse nightclub shooting survivors organized a march last Saturday to connect so-called "overcomers" of homosexuality. This takes place shortly after a petition has gained thousands of signatures to ban conversion therapy.

2019 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 — And that's a Wrap

2019 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 — And that's a Wrap

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Sep 16
In his last dispatch, EDGE contributor C.J. Prince caps off his time at TIFF, including reviews for big films like People's Choice Award winner "Jojo Rabbit," Rian Johnson's whodunit "Knives Out," the seafaring horror film "The Lighthouse" and more.

'SNL' Rescinds Cast Invitation to Gillis Over YouTube Video

'SNL' Rescinds Cast Invitation to Gillis Over YouTube Video

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16
"Saturday Night Live" has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.


News

CBD Vapes Spiked with Dangerous Drugs for Sale Across

CBD Vapes Spiked with Dangerous Drugs for Sale Across

NATIONAL | By Holbrook Mohr | Sep 16
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an Associated Press investigation has found.


Entertainment

 Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

MUSIC | By Sam Cronin | Sep 16
The House of Blues may seem like too small a venue to have a wall of death to open up, but when the crowd respects a band as much as Wednesday's crowd did Babymetal, anything is possible. Read our EDGE review of the show, accompanied by Avatar, here.


Business

UK Parliament Case Opens At British Supreme Court As Brexit Nears

UK Parliament Case Opens At British Supreme Court As Brexit Nears

LEGAL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 17
Britain's Supreme Court began a hearing Tuesday to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.


Technology

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

PERSONAL TECH | By Wayne Parry | Sep 17
Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects.


Style

Dreamy, Confident Shows Mark London Fashion Week

Dreamy, Confident Shows Mark London Fashion Week

FASHION | By Gregory Katz | Sep 17
Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city.


Health/Fitness

Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16
Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.


Nightlife

Snctm Debuts Infamous Masquerade Party at Art Basel Miami Beach in December

Snctm Debuts Infamous Masquerade Party at Art Basel Miami Beach in December

FINE ARTS | Sep 13
Snctm introduces its first-ever Masquerade party in Miami, expanding the members-only erotic brand's reach during premier art exhibit festival Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6th.