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When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18
Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

NEWS | Sep 18
San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17
Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | Sep 17
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Sep 17
EDGE contributor C.J. Prince checks out a few thrillers at the Toronto International Film Festival, including "Lakewood," starring Naomi Watts.

Sarah Paulson Says She 'Probably' Won't Return to 'American Horror Story'

Sarah Paulson Says She 'Probably' Won't Return to 'American Horror Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
Is this the last time Sarah Paulson will star in "American Horror Story?"

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Sep 17
When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17
It's another round up of the funniest tweets from Gay Twitter. This week, people couldn't hold back tweeting about the VMAs, the Met Gala (especially Lee Pace), Nicki Minaj's vaccine drama, and more!

Don't Miss: Margaret Cho 'On the EDGE' 9/21

Don't Miss: Margaret Cho 'On the EDGE' 9/21

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
Grammy- and Emmy-nominated Margaret Cho joins EDGE for an intimate and live conversation about her groundbreaking career and current projects, including a North American tour, Netflix series "Good on Paper," and forthcoming book.


News

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
Violence has claimed another transgender woman's life, this time in Illinois, with the shooting death of D'isaya Monaee Smith. Her death marks the 36th known trans murder this year.


Technology

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."


Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12
When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.


Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 11
With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric. The experts at Edmunds examin some of the most prevalent EV myths.


Style

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

HOME | By Scott Sonner | Sep 18
The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin foil from the kitchen drawer but is modeled after the tent-like shelters that wildland firefighters use as a last resort to protect themselves when trapped by flames.


Health/Fitness

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

CELEBRITIES | By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16
The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.


Travel

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

By Jill Lawless | Sep 17
The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.