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Moscow Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Resumes

Moscow Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Resumes

NEWS | By Jim Heintz | Jul 7

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court on Thursday amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release.

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

NEWS | By John Marshall | Jul 7

Wearing "BG" shirts and holding signs, fans gathered for a public rally in support of Griner on Wednesday, hoping their sentiments would reach the WNBA player 6,000 miles away in a Russian jail cell.

Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

Just Why Did Taron Egerton Quit 'Cock'?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 6

Taron Egerton reveals in a new interview the very personal reason why he decided to quit the West End play "Cock" earlier this year. Speaking with the NY Times, the actor revealed the very personal reason why he decided to leave the production.

'Elité' Hottie Manu Ríos Just Landed A Role in Upcoming Queer Cowboy Film

'Elité' Hottie Manu Ríos Just Landed A Role in Upcoming Queer Cowboy Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 6

'Elité' Hottie Manu Ríos just landed a role in Pedro Almodovar's upcoming gay western. Almodovar describes the film as an "answer to 'Brokeback Mountain.'"

Health Officials Approach MPV on Lower Cape with Careful Monitoring and Education Campaign

Health Officials Approach MPV on Lower Cape with Careful Monitoring and Education Campaign

NEWS | Jul 6

Local health officials are carefully monitoring the spread of the monkeypox virus (MPV) on the lower Cape, as well as providing information about how it is spread.

Is 'Rainbow Capitalism' Minimizing Authentic Queer Content?

Is 'Rainbow Capitalism' Minimizing Authentic Queer Content?

STYLE | By Nia Hunt | Jul 6

Rainbow capitalism threatens to minimize, if not erase, the innovations pioneered by queer creators in fashion, as well as the significance clothing holds for self-expression and defiance of gender norms.

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 6

The shared philosophy of William Chris Vineyards is "great wines aren't made, but grown in the vineyard." Find out why this Texas winegrower is so worth your while.

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

NEWS | Jul 6

Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, a 20th-century pop icon both at home and in many Spanish-speaking countries, has had a square in Spain's capital named in her honor one year after her death.

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

Bette Midler has responded to criticism over a tweet that some took to be transphobic. Midler says that was not her message.

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

"The Wendy Williams Show" has come to an end, but its anticipated afterlife on YouTube — where the show had maintained a channel — has been consigned to oblivion, prompting an outcry from angry fans.

Entertainment

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6

With its freshman season finale, "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" proves its case: Even after more than half a century, there's still plenty of life in the venerable sci-fi franchise.

Technology

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien and Nathan Ellgren | Jul 6

For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law.

Finance

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

FINANCE | By Cora Lewis and Adriana Morga | Jul 7

More than 145,000 borrowers have had the remainder of their federal student loan debt canceled through a program for people who work for schools, governments or nonprofits.

Cars

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 6

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

Style

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 6

In a limited-edition nail polish collaboration with Jaé Joseph in honor of Pride Month, TooD has unveiled a brand-new nail polish collection named after LGBTQIA+ activists, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Human Rights Campaign.

Health/Fitness

Juul, FDA Suspend Court Case while E-cigarette Ban on Hold

Juul, FDA Suspend Court Case while E-cigarette Ban on Hold

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone | Jul 7

The Food and Drug Administration and Juul agreed Wednesday to put their court fight on hold while the government reopens its review of the company's electronic cigarettes.

Travel

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

Spirit Wins Takeoff and Landing Rights at Key Newark Airport

TRAVEL | Jul 6

Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City.

Nightlife

Red, White & Reflections On Fire Island

Red, White & Reflections On Fire Island

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 6

Ty Sunderland and Daniel Nardicio presented the second annual Red, White & Reflections on July 4th weekend in the Fire Island Pines with special guests Aquaria, Nicky Doll, Jan Sport and Linux.