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How Gay Rodeos Upend Assumptions about Life in Rural America

How Gay Rodeos Upend Assumptions about Life in Rural America

NEWS | Feb 7

Exploring the world of rural gays and their affection for the rodeo has been a focus of photographer Luke Gilford.

Watch: Conservatives Freak Out over Sam Smith and Kim Petras's 'Unholy' Grammys Act

Watch: Conservatives Freak Out over Sam Smith and Kim Petras's 'Unholy' Grammys Act

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7

American conservatives took umbrage at this year's Grammys, in part because they were sponsored by Pfizer and in part because Sam Smith and Kim Petras put a devilish spin on their hit song "Unholy."

LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

NEWS | By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 7

Japanese LGBTQ people and rights groups are demanding laws to ban discrimination against sexual minorities, legalize same-sex marriage and guarantee equal rights before Japan hosts a Group of Seven summit in May.

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Feb 7

M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin" follows a home invasion of a gay family by four people claiming the Apocalypse looms. But does their solution — a family member killing another family member — have homophobic underpinnings?

EDGE Interview: What's Good for Jinkx Monsoon Is Great for 'Chicago'

EDGE Interview: What's Good for Jinkx Monsoon Is Great for 'Chicago'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brandon Schultz | Feb 7

"Internationally tolerated" drag legend who was recently crowned Queen of All Queens, two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is now in "Chicago" on Broadway as Mistress Morton. EDGE spoke to Jinkx about her Bway debut.

EDGE Rewind: Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey Kiss at Lakeside While Filming 'Fellow Travelers'

EDGE Rewind: Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey Kiss at Lakeside While Filming 'Fellow Travelers'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey share a passionate kiss and some frolicking lakeside while filming the upcoming Showtime miniseries, "Fellow Travelers."

EDGE Rewind: Zac Efron Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors and Pressures to Keep Fit

EDGE Rewind: Zac Efron Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors and Pressures to Keep Fit

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

In a new wide-ranging interview, Zac Efron addresses plastic surgery rumors and the pressures to keep fit.

Years Before Kim Petras Won a Grammy, Wendy Carlos Took 3

Years Before Kim Petras Won a Grammy, Wendy Carlos Took 3

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7

Sam Smith and Kim Petras won a Grammy for "Unholy" on Sunday night, making Petras the first openly transgender artist to take the award for best pop duo/group performance. But decades earlier, another groundbreaking artist took three.

Watch: Harry Potter Game 'Hogwarts Legacy' Features Trans Character

Watch: Harry Potter Game 'Hogwarts Legacy' Features Trans Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7

The biggest surprise about the upcoming "Harry Potter" video game "Hogwarts Legacy" might be that it features a transgender character.

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 7

Some of the buzziest beauty brands on the market right now happen to be Black-owned businesses. Whether you've had your eye on a new serum or have been in the market for a good sunscreen, consider supporting these 10 brands this month.

News

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

NEWS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Feb 7

Gov. Ron DeSantis would take control over the board of a special governing district Walt Disney World operates in Florida under a bill introduced, as the Republican governor punishes the company over its opposition to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law.

Technology

Google Hopes 'Bard' will Outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

Google Hopes 'Bard' will Outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

TECHNOLOGY | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 7

Google is girding for a battle of wits in the field of artificial intelligence with "Bard," a conversational service apparently aimed at countering the popularity of the ChatGPT tool backed by Microsoft.

Finance

Liz Weston: 'Bridge' Your Way to Social Security

Liz Weston: 'Bridge' Your Way to Social Security

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 7

Delaying the start of Social Security benefits is a powerful way for retirees to cope with inflation, survive bad investment markets, and reduce the risk they'll run short of money.

Cars

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

CARS | Feb 6

Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits.

Style

Grammys Fashion: Styles Wow on Red Carpet

Grammys Fashion: Styles Wow on Red Carpet

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Feb 6

The wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday. Tattered streetwear, T-shirts, and denim mixed with blinged-out couture were on display, along with wild patterns and plenty of skin.

Travel

Round Up Your Top Texas Adventure in Plano

Round Up Your Top Texas Adventure in Plano

SPONSORED CONTENT | Feb 7

Travelers eager for an authentic Texas adventure are galloping to the bright metropolis that is Plano. Read on to find out what this Lone Star State destination has to offer.