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Varla Jean Merman — Back in Ptown and 'Bored'

Varla Jean Merman — Back in Ptown and 'Bored'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jul 22
Varla Jean Merman has been performing in Ptown for some 20 years. She's back this summer with 'A Star is Bored.' EDGE catches up with the drag superstar about the show and all things Varla.

Watch: Randy Rainbow Mocks Trump (et all) in Parody of Jonas Brothers' 'Sucker'

Watch: Randy Rainbow Mocks Trump (et all) in Parody of Jonas Brothers' 'Sucker'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 22
Watch Randy Rainbow's new parody of Trump and his supporters in this reworking of the Jonas Brothers' "Sucker."

Lil Nas X Ties Billboard Record Set by Mariah, 'Despacito'

Lil Nas X Ties Billboard Record Set by Mariah, 'Despacito'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 22
Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.

Trump Insists He Won't be Watching Mueller Testimony

Trump Insists He Won't be Watching Mueller Testimony

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire | Jul 22
President Donald Trump is insisting that he won't be watching former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony.

UK Singer Duncan James 'Proud to Be Gay'

UK Singer Duncan James 'Proud to Be Gay'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | Jul 22
Duncan James, of the boy ban Blue, said that his boyfriend makes him feel proud to be gay, after many years of insecurity over his sexuality.

Double Take: Celebrities Take Mistaken Identity in Stride

Double Take: Celebrities Take Mistaken Identity in Stride

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 22
"Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride.

Shannen Doherty to Appear on 'Riverdale' Luke Perry Tribute

Shannen Doherty to Appear on 'Riverdale' Luke Perry Tribute

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 22
Shannen Doherty will guest star in the season four premiere of "Riverdale ," which is set to honor Luke Perry

TripAdvisor Uses A Rainbow Medley to Tell 'Straight Pride' Group to Cease and Desist

TripAdvisor Uses A Rainbow Medley to Tell 'Straight Pride' Group to Cease and Desist

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22
TripAdvisor didn't just join actor Brad Pitt and Netflix in telling the group behind Boston's upcoming so-called "Straight Pride" parade to stop misappropriating their name; the company also threw some musical shade into its Cease and Desist notice.

'The Reach' Plans to Make the Kennedy Center 'Your Favorite Hangout Spot'

'The Reach' Plans to Make the Kennedy Center 'Your Favorite Hangout Spot'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | Jul 22
The Kennedy Center will be opening an expansion of ten new buildings called The Reach in September. Robert Van Leer, Sr VP of Artist Planning spoke to EDGE about the ten new spaces which will encourage public involvement in the creative process.

Watch: Fan Asks Shawn Mendes for Help to Come Out, Singer Refuses

Watch: Fan Asks Shawn Mendes for Help to Come Out, Singer Refuses

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 22
A video of Shawn Mendes refusing to help a fan come out as bisexual to their parents is making the rounds on social media this week.


News

Watch: Arrest Made in Connection with Trans Woman's Murder

Watch: Arrest Made in Connection with Trans Woman's Murder

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22
Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with the June 13 shooting death of Zoe Spears in Prince George's Country, Maryland.


Entertainment

Austin's All Genders Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Announces Film Lineup
Dallas, TX

Austin's All Genders Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Announces Film Lineup

MOVIES | Jul 18
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) has announced the official selections for the film festival's 32nd edition.

 Review :: Mojada

Review :: Mojada

THEATRE | By Brooke Pierce | Jul 22
With "Mojada," now playing at the Public Theater, playwright Luis Alfaro brings us a stirring "Medea" for today.


Business

Kamala Harris Proposes Bill to Invest in Safe Drinking Water

Kamala Harris Proposes Bill to Invest in Safe Drinking Water

LEGAL | By Juana Summers | Jul 22
Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest response to burgeoning water crises across the country.


Technology

Olympic Robots Offer 'Virtual' Attendance, Help Out on Field

Olympic Robots Offer 'Virtual' Attendance, Help Out on Field

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 22
A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.


Cars

Volvo Recalls 500,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Engine Part

Volvo Recalls 500,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Engine Part

AUTO NEWS | Jul 22
Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.


Health/Fitness

Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

HEALTH | By Jill Gleeson | Jul 22
Party drugs like crystal meth, Special K, GHB and ecstasy are frequently combined for more intense or longer-lasting highs. Whether they're consumed together by design or accidentally, the results can be deadly.


Travel

At 301 Years Old, New Orleans Never Looked So Good

At 301 Years Old, New Orleans Never Looked So Good

By Joseph Pedro | Jul 19
New Orleans may reign supreme as the South's go-to party destination, but its history, diversity of cultures, LGBTQ friendliness, and "lay-say le bon tom roo-lay" attitude keeps visitors coming back.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Celebration  @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

San Diego Pride Celebration @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 16
San Diego held its LGBTQ Pride celebration at Balboa Park with four stages and over 100 performers and community activists.