THE LATEST

New AGS Guidelines for Care of Older LGBT Adults

HEALTH/FITNESS | By EDGE | Feb 27
A new position statement focused on LGBT elder care aims to be a "rising tide that lifts all ships" in push for health equality.

Discovering the World is a Family Affair

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Feb 27
Gay and lesbian travelers have a world of choices available. No longer is venturing to faraway lands commonly hindered by safety concerns, or feeling misunderstood at the hotel check-in desk.

Did 'Sexually Graphic Photos' Lead to WhatsApp Suspension?

TECHNOLOGY | By Stan Lehman | Feb 27
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation.

The Best of London Fashion Week, Part 2

STYLE | By Sylvia Hui | Feb 27
London Fashion Week continues, featuring dozens of new designs - from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

BUSINESS | By Anne Flaherty | Feb 27
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

A Conversation With Chef Marcus Samuelsson

STYLE | By Kelli Kennedy | Feb 27
Growing up in Sweden, chef Marcus Samuelsson learned many lessons that would follow him into the kitchen as an adult. But the one that may have stuck with him the most came from his father.

A Fun and Sexy Start to 'Polyglamorous'

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Feb 27
Given the nightlife talent responsible for Polyglamorous, the new first-Fridays dance night at Oasis, it should be no surprise that it was a hit. Promoter-DJs Mark O'Brien and John Major have their own following.

Hub Theatre Swingin' into 3rd Season with Dark Farce 'Loot'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Feb 27
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton's irreverent and amoral dark farce, "Loot," at the First Church in Boston Friday, March 27-Sunday, April 12.

How Not to Decorate: 5 Hints for Home Design

STYLE | By EDGE | Feb 27
Whether you're moving into a new home or upgrading your current living space, Paula Berberian, Creative Director of Wallpops, offers five useful tips for making design decisions that you won't regret.

Tech Stocks Soar Again, but with Stronger Wings

TECHNOLOGY | By Stan Choe | Feb 27
When it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And they're largely right.

Nation's Internet Vulnerability Exposed by Vandalism

ENTERTAINMENT | By Felicia Fonseca | Feb 27
Computers, cellphones and landlines were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because of a vandal in Arizona.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

'Black Madam': I've Been Haunted Since Butt-Injection Death

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 26
A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

US Stock Indexes Drift Mostly Lower as Oil Prices Sink

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga | Feb 26
A deepening slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks, tipping U.S. financial markets mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill in the Blank

NEWS | By Mark Mendoza | Feb 26
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.


News

Cherry Factory Front Echoes of Real-Life 'Breaking Bad'

CRIME | Feb 27
Investigators originally suspected the Dell's Maraschino Cherry plant was illegally dumping "hazardous materials" into New York City's sewer system. The discovery of a secret pot farm pushed the man carrying on the family business to a violent end.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Focus

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27
The movie just won't settle in and become any one thing. In the end you don't end up laughing with this movie as much as groaning at it.


Business

Hiding Under the Uniform: Photos Show Dichotomy in Veterans

LEGAL | Feb 26
For anyone curious about the lives of veterans once they return home, the Veteran Vision Project photo collection is a revelation. Devin Mitchell has asked dozens of veterans to tell stories about themselves while posing in front of a mirror.


Technology

Nickelodeon Debuts Mobile Channel for the Pre-K Set

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 26
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. The ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. There's no immediate word on an Android version.


Finance

Defective Used Cars Often Sold Despite Recalls

INSURANCE | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Feb 26
More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. - about one-fifth the total - were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports.


Cars

Lexus of Cherry Hill Shaves Heads for Charity

AUTO NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 26
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Lexus of Cherry Hill.


Style

Blind Wine Tastings Get New Meaning at Coppola Winery

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26
The "Tasting in the Dark" series, led by blind wine experts Hoby Wedler at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, is helping oenophiles gain a better understanding of wine nuances.


Health/Fitness

Bruce Vilanch Performs at SF AIDS 'Newsies' Benefit

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
On Monday, March 2 at Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, Bruce Vilanch will host a one-night-only benefit cabaret performance of "Newsies." The event will raise funds for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF).


Travel

Blessed in the Midwest: Chicago and Minneapolis Roll out the Red Carpet for Gay Marriage

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 26
Even in the traditionally conservative Midwest, several glittering, forward-thinking cities are embracing gay weddings with open arms. Chicago and Minneapolis are two of our favorites.


Nightlife

What's HOT South Florida :: 02/26 - 03/04

LOCAL EVENTS | By Scott Holland | Feb 26
The mercury keeps climbing, as parties rock on heartily, Holly Faris returns and so does RuPaul... and Ricky Martin belts out ten new tracks. Read all about here in the HOT Zone!