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Our Favorite CBD and Hemp Brands to Elevate Your Holiday Gift-Giving

Our Favorite CBD and Hemp Brands to Elevate Your Holiday Gift-Giving

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 9

Get creative by introducing your friends and loved ones to one of the top-trending gift ideas of the season: CBD.

'Search Party' Stars Jeffery Self, Cole Escola Sign on to Queer HBO Max Comedy

'Search Party' Stars Jeffery Self, Cole Escola Sign on to Queer HBO Max Comedy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 9

"Jeffery & Cole Casserole" co-stars Jeffery Self, who is openly gay, and Cole Escola, who is non-binary, will star in "Bunny & Clyde" on HBO Max.

Jussie Smollett Awaits Verdict as Jurors Consider Case

Jussie Smollett Awaits Verdict as Jurors Consider Case

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 9

Jurors in Jussie Smollett's trial are expected to resume deliberations Thursday on charges the former "Empire" actor orchestrated a fake attack on himself, then lied to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist hate crime.

Serendipity Strikes for Simon Rex as an adult-film antihero

Serendipity Strikes for Simon Rex as an adult-film antihero

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 9

Simon Rex, in town for the recent Gotham Awards, where he was nominated for outstanding lead performance in "Red Rocket," was comparing today's pandemic-scarred New York with the city he knew in the 1990s as a VJ on MTV.

Groups Slam Florida Over Removal of Anti-Bullying Resource

Groups Slam Florida Over Removal of Anti-Bullying Resource

NEWS | Dec 9

Advocacy groups are criticizing the Florida Department of Education for removing an anti-bullying webpage, saying the decision will harm LGBTQ students.

'Jeopardy!' Stays with Hosts Bialik, Jennings for the Season

'Jeopardy!' Stays with Hosts Bialik, Jennings for the Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 9

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue as tag-team hosts of "Jeopardy!" through the rest of this season.

'Dune,' 'CODA,' 'West Side Story' Make AFI's 2021 Top 10

'Dune,' 'CODA,' 'West Side Story' Make AFI's 2021 Top 10

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 9

The American Film Institute lined up behind many of the end-of-year Oscar contenders, naming Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" and Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up" among the year's 10 best films.

Vaccine Makers Racing to Update COVID Shots, Just in Case

Vaccine Makers Racing to Update COVID Shots, Just in Case

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 9

Vaccine makers are racing to update their COVID-19 shots against the newest coronavirus threat even before it's clear a change is needed.

Matador Meggings is Redefining Men's Fitness and Lifestyle Fashion

Matador Meggings is Redefining Men's Fitness and Lifestyle Fashion

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 8

Matador Meggings' founder Valentine Aseyo describe his line of athleisure wear as "men's leggings on steroids" — find out why.

Sandra Bernhard is Back at Joe's Pub for Annual Holiday Show

Sandra Bernhard is Back at Joe's Pub for Annual Holiday Show

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 8

The inimitable Sandra Bernhard will once again grace the live stage at Joe's Pub in New York City for annual holiday run of shows Dec. 26th through 31st with her all new show Sandra Bernhard "Bern It Down".

Entertainment

Kal Penn's Engaging Yet Incomplete Memoir

Kal Penn's Engaging Yet Incomplete Memoir

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | Dec 8

South Asian film and TV actor and Obama advisor Kal Penn shares funny and touching tales of racism in Hollywood and misadventures in The White House, but turns shy in discussing his life as a gay man.

Business

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

BUSINESS | By Finbarr Toesland | Dec 8

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

Cars

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

CARS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Dec 5

The new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors and serves as an intriguing alternative to a well-known off-roading icon: The Jeep Wrangler.

Health/Fitness

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 8

Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.

Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 5

Sidetrack the Video Bar hosted their 10th Santa Speedo Run to benefit Center on Halsted, the LGBTQ+ community center. Registration began at noon and after a singalong of "Jingle Balls" participants ran a mile through Lakeview East.