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'Jungle Cruise' Sails Atop Box Office Despite Covid Concerns

'Jungle Cruise' Sails Atop Box Office Despite Covid Concerns

Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, "Jungle Cruise" still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film's opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office.

MTV Marks 40th Anniversary with a New 'Moon Person' Design

MTV Marks 40th Anniversary with a New 'Moon Person' Design

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby.

DaBaby Booted from Lollapalooza After Homophobic Comments

DaBaby Booted from Lollapalooza After Homophobic Comments

Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival.

Incredible Raven: Saunders Lends Her Voice to the Olympics

Incredible Raven: Saunders Lends Her Voice to the Olympics

NEWS | Aug 1
The "Incredible Hulk" mask should not fool anybody. Raven Saunders has nothing to hide.

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

NEWS | Aug 1
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more "pain and suffering" is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.

A Pandemic Olympics, Without All the Crowds: What Gets Lost?

A Pandemic Olympics, Without All the Crowds: What Gets Lost?

NEWS | By Ted Anthony | Aug 1
And in the COVID era, a key question presents itself: If an Olympics falls in the forest and nobody there hears it, did it really make a sound?

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

NEWS | By Michael Casey and Ben Finley | Aug 1
There is a growing national movement — bolstered by tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance — to find ways to keep millions of at-risk tenants hurt by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes.

Epic Swims: Dressel, McKeon Take Place Among Olympic Greats

Epic Swims: Dressel, McKeon Take Place Among Olympic Greats

NEWS | By Paul Newberry | Aug 1
Caeleb Dressel finished off his gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics with two more dazzling swims. The guy who dreads all the attention won't be able to escape it now.

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing

NEWS | Aug 1
A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife,

Frustration as Biden, Congress Allow Eviction Ban To Expire

Frustration as Biden, Congress Allow Eviction Ban To Expire

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Josh Boak and Kevin Freking | Aug 1
Anger and frustration mounted as President Joe Biden showed no signs of reversing plans to allow a nationwide eviction moratorium to expire at midnight Saturday.


News

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

CRIME | Jul 31
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.


Entertainment

Review: Classic Fairy Tales Get an Ursine Makeover in 'Burly Tales'

Review: Classic Fairy Tales Get an Ursine Makeover in 'Burly Tales'

BOOKS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 1
Love's many enchantments are a recurring theme in "Burly Tales," an anthology that takes a fresh look at classic fairy tales through a gay Bear lens. The results are fresh, funny, and romantic.


Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31
Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.


Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.


Cars

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jul 31
Several companies sell vehicle history reports, promising to reveal the past of any given vehicle. In this article, we'll take a look at the two largest vehicle history report providers.


Style

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.


Health/Fitness

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

NATIONAL | By Mike Catalini | Jul 31
Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets.


Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

CRIME | By David Koenig | Jul 30
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.


Nightlife

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30
The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.