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Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

NEWS | Sep 22
RBG has left us; what happens next? Don't worry, we have all the comfort and hilarity you need in this week's episode of Slightly Used News...

Vandals Destroy Signs Celebrating Inclusiveness, Diversity in Washington State

Vandals Destroy Signs Celebrating Inclusiveness, Diversity in Washington State

NEWS | Sep 22
A civic-minded group called the Lollipop Guild in Lewis County, California, put up a rainbow sign espousing acceptance and inclusion. Vandals promptly struck, tearing the sign down.

Did Noah Purvis' Adult Gay Videos Lead Him to be Booted Off 'Love Island'?

Did Noah Purvis' Adult Gay Videos Lead Him to be Booted Off 'Love Island'?

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 22
Noah Purvis was brought on to CBS's "Love Island" to shake things up. He did do that.

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Beloved Sitcom 'Friends' to Get an All-Black Table Read

Beloved Sitcom 'Friends' to Get an All-Black Table Read

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
Evergreen '90s sitcom "Friends" is about to get a table read in much the same way "The Nanny" recently did, but with a twist: The read, scheduled for this evening (Sept. 22) on Zoom, will have an all-Black cast.

2020 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 - Last Words

2020 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 - Last Words

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Sep 22
In his last dispatch, EDGE contributor C.J. Prince says goodbye to a different kind of Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch: 'Stalls' Filmmaker João Dall'Stella Discusses His Cheeky Homage to Glory Holes

Watch: 'Stalls' Filmmaker João Dall'Stella Discusses His Cheeky Homage to Glory Holes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 22
Glory holes are celebrated in João Dall'Stella's cheeky 3-minute video "Stalls." EDGE spoke to the filmmaker about the short.

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22
A hunky firefighter took to TikTok to extinguish some inflammatory conspiracy theory claims about the wildfires raging on America's West Coast, and threw off enough sparks to set social media ablaze.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

NEWS | By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22
If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Another Record Low in Viewership for 'Pandemmys'

Another Record Low in Viewership for 'Pandemmys'

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Sep 22
The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity.


News

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

NATIONAL | Sep 22
Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.


Entertainment

Review: 'Christ Stopped At Eboli' a Sprawling Adaptation

Review: 'Christ Stopped At Eboli' a Sprawling Adaptation

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Sep 22
Francesco Rosi's exhaustive adaptation of "Christ Stopped at Eboli" gets an equally exhaustive Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection. If you're interested in Italian history, consider this a must-buy.


Cars

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

AUTO NEWS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 19
Edmunds' experts performed a full evaluation of the Kia K5 to answer the question: Is it better than the Honda Accord?


Style

Ginsburg's Style Was More Than a Subtle Courtroom Statement

Ginsburg's Style Was More Than a Subtle Courtroom Statement

FASHION | By Jessica Gresko | Sep 22
Along with her glasses, lace gloves and fabric hair ties known as scrunchies, they were part of the signature style of the justice, who died last week at age 87.


Health/Fitness

CDC Changes, Then Retracts, Web Posting on How Virus Spreads

CDC Changes, Then Retracts, Web Posting on How Virus Spreads

POLITICS | By Mike Stobbe | Sep 22
The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.


Travel

Your Ultimate LGBTQ Fall Travel Guide

Your Ultimate LGBTQ Fall Travel Guide

Sep 22
Are you ready for a weekend getaway? We've canvassed the country, looking for the best LGBTQ-friendly fall vacations. Check out our top picks — no passport required!


Nightlife

11 Men in a Tub? Adult Filmmaker Flaunts British Regulations with New Shoot

11 Men in a Tub? Adult Filmmaker Flaunts British Regulations with New Shoot

MOVIES | Sep 20
Adult Filmmeister Michael Lucas took his latest shoot on the road — to Nottingham, England to be precise, and appears to have flaunted Britain's COVID-19 guidelines.