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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,

12 Frustration as Biden, Congress Allow Eviction Ban To Expire

12 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.

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

NEWS | 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.

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

NEWS | Jul 31

PTown resident Andrew Sullivan says the Covid outbreak in his hometown came from a perfect storm of events, though he his skeptical of further government intervention in controlling the virus spread.

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

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

NEWS | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 31

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.

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Third Season

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Third Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 31

Hulu has renewed the gay teen drama series "Love, Victor" for a third season.

Watch: Lil Nas X's Uncensored 'Industry Baby' Video

Watch: Lil Nas X's Uncensored 'Industry Baby' Video

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 31

Lil Nas X releases an "uncensored" version of his new "Industry Baby" music video and sets the perfect thirst trap and trick.

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

NEWS | By Paul Newberry | Jul 31

Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.

News

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?

Entertainment

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT | 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?

TECHNOLOGY | 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

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31

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

CARS | 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.

Health/Fitness

Olympic Attention To Mental Health: Can NBC Coverage Pivot?

Olympic Attention To Mental Health: Can NBC Coverage Pivot?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By David Bauder | Jul 31

The network that presents the Games has been forced to pivot, and the addition of Michael Phelps to its broadcast team turned into a master stroke for unanticipated reasons.

Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

TRAVEL | 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.