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Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Piechota | Jun 24
The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 24
With Summer upon us and layers of sunscreen and other protectants, a high-quality skin spray is essential as part of a daily skincare regiment. HOCl is simple and effective for a variety of uses.

Friedman/Epstein Films on TCM

Friedman/Epstein Films on TCM

ARTS & CULTURE | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 24
Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt."

Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

NEWS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Jun 24
As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country.

British Travel Industry Urges Swifter Reopening of Sector

British Travel Industry Urges Swifter Reopening of Sector

NEWS | By Pan Pylas | Jun 24
The U.K.'s travel industry held a day of action Wednesday, pressing the British government to allow more quarantine-free travel and provide cash-strapped businesses with much-needed financial support.

EU Leaders Defend LGBTQ Rights Amid Concern Over Hungary Law

EU Leaders Defend LGBTQ Rights Amid Concern Over Hungary Law

NEWS | By Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin | Jun 24
Several European Union leaders insisted Thursday that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc, setting the scene for a heated summit over new legislation in Hungary that would ban showing content about LGBTQ issues to children.

Britney Spears Tells Judge: 'I Want My Life Back'

Britney Spears Tells Judge: 'I Want My Life Back'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 24
After 13 years of near silence in the conservatorship that controls her life and money, Britney Spears passionately told a judge Wednesday that she wants to end the "abusive" case that has made her feel demoralized and enslaved.

Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

NEWS | By Jim Salter | Jun 24
Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming a health supplement could cure COVID-19.

What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Aniruddha Ghosal | Jun 24
Viruses constantly mutate, and most changes aren't concerning. But there is a worry that some variants might evolve enough to be more contagious, cause more severe illness or evade the protection that vaccines provide.

Testosterone Rule Keeps Transgender Runner out of Trials

Testosterone Rule Keeps Transgender Runner out of Trials

NEWS | Jun 24
Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials.


News

Expert: Transgender Olympic Athlete Could Polarize Opinion

Expert: Transgender Olympic Athlete Could Polarize Opinion

SPORTS | By Steve McMorran | Jun 24
An expert on transgender rights says the participation of trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics might inspire others, but could also become a focus for anti-LGBTQ activists.


Business

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

By David Koenig | Jun 23
American Airlines will cut hundreds of flights over the next three weeks to avoid overloading its operation as demand for summer air travel rises faster than once expected.


Finance

Liz Weston: How to Harness Your HSA's Superpowers

Liz Weston: How to Harness Your HSA's Superpowers

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jun 22
High-deductible health insurance plans have hidden superpowers that make them a great way for some people to create a tax-free pot of money for retirement or other long-term goals.


Cars

Nissan CEO Promises Turnaround for Disgruntled Shareholders

Nissan CEO Promises Turnaround for Disgruntled Shareholders

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 22
Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker.


Style

In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop

In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop

FOOD/DRINK | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 22
Don't worry if pink isn't your color. In the steamy days of summer, rosé is the perfect wine to revive and refresh, whether you're sipping poolside or at a beach, picnic or barbecue.


Health/Fitness

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

HEALTH | By JoNel Aleccia | Jun 23
In a nation where researchers calculate that more than 46,000 children have lost one or both parents to COVID since February 2020, finding basic services has been difficult, if not impossible.


Travel

As Pandemic Restrictions Wane, Hope Rises for Europe Travel

As Pandemic Restrictions Wane, Hope Rises for Europe Travel

By Urooba Jamal | Jun 24
As pandemic restrictions start to ease, travelers and the businesses in Europe that rely on them are eager for a return to something resembling normal.


Nightlife

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 20
Over the unofficial LA Pride weekend, the hot men and women of Southern California showed off their summer bodies at the Submerge Swim Party, part of the Velvet Dreams weekend at the W Hollywood.