THE LATEST

Boobies and Bombshells: Brazil Takes a Hit on Plastic Surgery

STYLE | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Jan 30
Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil. The 27-year-old Urach recently went into septic shock and was placed on life support after a botched operation to augment her thighs.

Connecticut Art Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 30
A Connecticut art dealer convicted in the sale of fraudulent artwork was sentenced Friday to four years and nine months in prison.

Kicking Off the Ballet Season

ENTERTAINMENT | By Paul Parish | Jan 30
Though standing room was full and the house was filled with excitement, once the curtain went up, the whole event began to resemble the roll-out of a new generation of something you should invest in.

Telly Leung Goes to 'Extreme'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Scott Lipton | Jan 30
Over the past dozen years, Telly Leung has proven his expertise and versatility as a musical performer, in such Broadway shows as "Rent" and "Godspell," and on television's "Glee."

Senior 'Bill of Rights' Unveiled

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 30
A new law set to be introduced in San Francisco aims to protect LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities in the city.

More Haute Couture From Paris Fashion Week

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 30
The second day of spring-summer collections primarily belonged to couturier-cum-social psychologist Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel's designer apparently happened upon a political solution and the perfect antidote to the Paris terror attacks: Flowers.

Top 'O' The Mountain to You

TRAVEL | By Joel Martens | Jan 30
The trio of mountain experiences Tom Whitman and his team have created are all about the art of elevation... whether literally, on a mountain with a pair of skis or snowboard, or emotional peaks.

Gov't Adds Emergency Brake Features to Safety List

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 30
The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers.

After 5 Years: Stock Funds Gaining More Believers

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Jan 30
Last year was the second in a row that investors put more money into U.S. stock funds than they took out. Now that stocks have roughly tripled since hitting a bottom in March 2009, faith is building.

Investors Crave Shake Shack

STYLE | Jan 29
Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger. Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share.

Democratic US Rep. Ryan Says He Now Supports Abortion Rights

NEWS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Jan 29
A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

Study Lists Many Hardships Still Faced By LGBT People Across The U.S.

NEWS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jan 29
On the one hand, the spread of marriage equality; on the other hand, "deep disparities" in how GLBTs are socially and legally treated. New research confirms it: Marriage alone won't mean equality.

Cadillac Wants Small Dealers to Upgrade to 'Boutique' Stores

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 29
In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand.

Derrieres and Dior: Paris Fashion Week Continues

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 29
At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

Bear Couple Won't Sell JebBushForPresident.com

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
A self-described "tech bear" gay couple bought JebBushForPresident.com seven years ago and don't plan on selling it anytime soon.


News

Idaho Legislative Panel Halts Gay Protections Bill

NATIONAL | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 29
Idaho lawmakers voted to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people Thursday, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: Rapture, Blister, Burn

THEATRE | By Colleen Cottet | Jan 30
Goodman Theatre brings the Chicago debut of Gina Gionfriddo's "Rapture, Blister, Burn!" to the Albert Theatre this season.


Business

Secret Cuban Youth Computer Network Defies Wi-Fi Ban

LEGAL | By Michael Weissenstein | Jan 29
Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world.


Technology

For Sundance Hits, Theatrical Still Rules Over VOD

PERSONAL TECH | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 29
After the $40 million digital release of "The Interview," video-on-demand may seem like all the rage. Particularly for independent films, VOD is seen by some as a better pathway to moviegoers than trying to lure them to theaters.


Finance

Euro Plunges, but European Brands Still Pricy in US

SAVING | By Scott Mayerowitz, Anne D'Innocenzio | Jan 29
Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate.


Cars

Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 27
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA.


Style

The Barefoot Contessa's Culinary Odyssey

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 28
Ina Garten, also known as "The Barefoot Contessa," didn't set out to be a celebrity chef. With her line of bestselling cookbooks, her own Food Network TV show, and millions of adoring fans, Garten is a culinary institution.


Health/Fitness

Librarians Educate Community on Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jan 29
In an effort to educate the library community about the issues regarding blood donations, the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is sponsoring the discussion panel "Blood Donation: Facts, Fear, and Discrimination," on Feb. 1.


Travel

Study: Chances of Dying in a Car Crash Plunged Over 3 Years

By Joan Lowy | Jan 29
The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Nightlife

What's HOT South Florida :: 01/29 - 02/04

LOCAL EVENTS | By Scott Holland | Jan 29
Hot Bods, hot pre-Hookie awards, a hot trans teen romance film, and a little thing they call the Superbowl... all coming at you in the week ahead!