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Is 'Rainbow Capitalism' Minimizing Authentic Queer Content?

Is 'Rainbow Capitalism' Minimizing Authentic Queer Content?

FASHION | By Nia Hunt | Jul 6, 2022

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, 2022

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

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 6, 2022

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.

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

'Strange New Worlds' Treks to Triumphant Season One Finish

TELEVISION | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6, 2022

With it 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.

Review: 'The Return of Captain Invincible' a Superhero Parody

Review: 'The Return of Captain Invincible' a Superhero Parody

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Jul 6, 2022

Philippe Mora's "The Return of Captain Invincible" arrives on long-overdue Blu-ray from Severin Films, with newly restored transfers of both cuts of the film and plenty of special features.

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Trans-Exclusionary Tweet

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6, 2022

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

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Jul 6, 2022

Two American musicians nicknamed Nick — tenor Nicholas Phan and composer Nico Muhly — found a side-door through the pandemic that was deadly down-time for most of their fellow performing artists.

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

Wendy Williams Fans Decry Show's Online Eradication

TELEVISION | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6, 2022

"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.

Co-creator of 'Friends' Acknowledges 'Mistake' of How Show Treated Trans Character

Co-creator of 'Friends' Acknowledges 'Mistake' of How Show Treated Trans Character

TELEVISION | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6, 2022

With "Friends," Marta Kauffman created an enduring hit together with David Crane; but the way the show treated the transgender parent of one lead character was a resounding miss that Kauffman now regrets.

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

MUSIC | Jul 6, 2022

World-renowned opera star René Pape isn't wild about Pride. He all but said so in a post to the Metropolitan Opera website last week.

Turkish Police Break Up LGBTQ Pride March; 30 Detained

Turkish Police Break Up LGBTQ Pride March; 30 Detained

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 6, 2022

Police in Turkey's capital broke up an LGBTQ Pride march Tuesday and detained dozens of people.

Review: In 'Fire of Love,' the Mysterious Alchemy of Romance

Review: In 'Fire of Love,' the Mysterious Alchemy of Romance

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Jul 6, 2022

Amid shifting tectonics and quaking craters, French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft forge a strangely rock-steady romance in this sizzling documentary.

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

BOOKS | Jul 6, 2022

From the hot contemporary graphic novel "Heartstopper" to the classic "The Outsiders," Los Angeles Review of Books editor Jonathan Alexander provides his picks for must-read LGBTQ+ YA books.

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

TooD Beauty Unveils Nail Polish Honoring LGBTQIA+ Activists

GROOMING | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 6, 2022

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.

Queer Journeys: Road Trip, Summer Getaway & Travel Films Worth Watching

Queer Journeys: Road Trip, Summer Getaway & Travel Films Worth Watching

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Jul 6, 2022

If travel this summer is not on the agenda, then try a virtual trip with these queer-friendly films set on vacations or in travel destinations.

For Pride, Hugo Boss Releases Freddie Mercury Collection

For Pride, Hugo Boss Releases Freddie Mercury Collection

FASHION | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 6, 2022

Building on their recent Boss Legends capsule, which will feature icons of the past and present, Hugo Boss has announced a Freddie Mercury collection to help celebrate pride.

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

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

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Nathan Ellgren | Jul 6, 2022

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.

Star Trek's 'Strange New Worlds': In Defense of Episodic TV

Star Trek's 'Strange New Worlds': In Defense of Episodic TV

TELEVISION | By Ted Anthony | Jul 6, 2022

"Strange New Worlds," whose first-season finale "airs" Thursday on Paramount+ in the United States, has been a true errand of mercy for those "Trek" fans who love old-fashioned, self-contained episodes.

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