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In Hard- (and Soft-) Cover: Solosexuals, Adult Film Directors, and Bruce LaBruce

In Hard- (and Soft-) Cover: Solosexuals, Adult Film Directors, and Bruce LaBruce

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 28
Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

NEWS | Nov 28
The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

Watch: John Waters Picks the Best Movies of 2020

Watch: John Waters Picks the Best Movies of 2020

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 28
John Waters picks the best movies of 2020 and they aren't the usual suspects.

Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 28
Josh O'Connor is now an international star for playing Prince Charles on "The Crown." Previously he starred in the acclaimed British indie LGBTQ drama "God's Own Country," where he went full-frontal, something you likely won't see on the Netflix series.

One Pandemic, Two Different Worlds in Georgia Runoff Races

One Pandemic, Two Different Worlds in Georgia Runoff Races

NEWS | Nov 28
Each party has a pool of potential voters approaching 2.5 million. It's just a matter of which side can coax more to cast ballots in a second round.

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

NEWS | By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell | Nov 28
Iran's president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israel for the slaying.

Books on Our Gift List

Books on Our Gift List

ARTS & CULTURE | By Gregg Shapiro | Nov 27
Books are affordable gifts that can be enjoyed in the safety of the recipients' homes. From photos books to fiction, pandemic poetry and thought-provoking essays, you'll find compelling reading for yourself or a loved one.

A New Doc Peeks Inside The USPS's Operation Santa Program

A New Doc Peeks Inside The USPS's Operation Santa Program

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Nov 27
Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office.

Champion Ken Jennings Will Be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Champion Ken Jennings Will Be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27
"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

NEWS | By Daniella Peters | Nov 27
The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.


News

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

NATIONAL | By MaryClaire Dale | Nov 27
President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state's election results.


Technology

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Nov 28
Biden may aim to take a bite out of the dominance of Big Tech and may welcome an opportunity to work with the opposing side to curb the power of a common adversary.


Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

NATIONAL | By John Schmidt | Nov 25
More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.


Cars

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 27
General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close.


Style

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: 9 Best Food and Drink Holiday Gifts

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: 9 Best Food and Drink Holiday Gifts

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 28
Let the gift-giving begin! Whether you're looking for comfort foods, stocking stuffers or healthy alternatives, 'tis the season for celebrating all things food and drink


Health/Fitness

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

HEALTH | By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.


Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

By John Marshall | Nov 25
The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.


Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24
One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?