THE LATEST

Netflix's 'House of Cards' Returns in Full for 3rd Season

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frazier Moore | Feb 27
Season Three of Netflix's breakthrough political drama "House of Cards" returns in full on Feb. 27.

Harrison Ford to Reprise Role in 'Blade Runner' Sequel

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 27
Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered.

Kanye West Tweets Apology to Beck for Grammys Disruption

NEWS | Feb 27
Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter.

$150K Dress Worn By Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars Reported Stolen

NEWS | By Anthony McCartney | Feb 27
The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

Madonna Denounces Rise of Far Right in Europe

NEWS | Feb 27
Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France's increasingly popular National Front party.

Johansson: Nothing 'Creepy or Inappropriate' About Travolta

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 27
Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.

News Guide: FCC 'Net Neutrality' Vote and What it Means

NEWS | By Anne Flaherty | Feb 27
What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next.

The Big Melt: Antarctica's Retreating Ice May Re-Shape Earth

NEWS | By Luis Andres Henao and Seth Borenstein | Feb 27
From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.

New AGS Guidelines for Care of Older LGBT Adults

HEALTH/FITNESS | By EDGE | Feb 27
A new position statement focused on LGBT elder care aims to be a "rising tide that lifts all ships" in push for health equality.

Discovering the World is a Family Affair

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Feb 27
Gay and lesbian travelers have a world of choices available. No longer is venturing to faraway lands commonly hindered by safety concerns, or feeling misunderstood at the hotel check-in desk.

Did 'Sexually Graphic Photos' Lead to WhatsApp Suspension?

TECHNOLOGY | By Stan Lehman | Feb 27
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation.

The Best of London Fashion Week, Part 2

STYLE | By Sylvia Hui | Feb 27
London Fashion Week continues, featuring dozens of new designs - from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

BUSINESS | By Anne Flaherty | Feb 27
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

A Conversation With Chef Marcus Samuelsson

STYLE | By Kelli Kennedy | Feb 27
Growing up in Sweden, chef Marcus Samuelsson learned many lessons that would follow him into the kitchen as an adult. But the one that may have stuck with him the most came from his father.

A Fun and Sexy Start to 'Polyglamorous'

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Feb 27
Given the nightlife talent responsible for Polyglamorous, the new first-Fridays dance night at Oasis, it should be no surprise that it was a hit. Promoter-DJs Mark O'Brien and John Major have their own following.


News

Cherry Factory Front Echoes of Real-Life 'Breaking Bad'

CRIME | Feb 27
Investigators originally suspected the Dell's Maraschino Cherry plant was illegally dumping "hazardous materials" into New York City's sewer system. The discovery of a secret pot farm pushed the man carrying on the family business to a violent end.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Focus

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27
The movie just won't settle in and become any one thing. In the end you don't end up laughing with this movie as much as groaning at it.


Business

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

CORPORATE | Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.


Technology

How to Search for the Perfect Mattress (Cost: $108K)

SCIENCE | Feb 26
Do you choose a Simmons, a Serta, a Sealy? A posturepedic, temperpedic, ultra firm, ultra soft, memory foam, coil or no coil? Nancy Giles investigates the seemingly endless list of choices when it comes to choosing the right mattress.


Finance

US New Home Sales Fall Slightly in January

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Feb 26
Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market.


Cars

US Stock Indexes Drift Mostly Lower as Oil Prices Sink

AUTO NEWS | By Alex Veiga | Feb 26
A deepening slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks, tipping U.S. financial markets mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average.


Style

How Not to Decorate: 5 Hints for Home Design

HOME | By EDGE | Feb 27
Whether you're moving into a new home or upgrading your current living space, Paula Berberian, Creative Director of Wallpops, offers five useful tips for making design decisions that you won't regret.


Health/Fitness

Bruce Vilanch Performs at SF AIDS 'Newsies' Benefit

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
On Monday, March 2 at Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, Bruce Vilanch will host a one-night-only benefit cabaret performance of "Newsies." The event will raise funds for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF).


Travel

Blessed in the Midwest: Chicago and Minneapolis Roll out the Red Carpet for Gay Marriage

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 26
Even in the traditionally conservative Midwest, several glittering, forward-thinking cities are embracing gay weddings with open arms. Chicago and Minneapolis are two of our favorites.


Nightlife

Hub Theatre Swingin' into 3rd Season with Dark Farce 'Loot'

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 27
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton's irreverent and amoral dark farce, "Loot," at the First Church in Boston Friday, March 27-Sunday, April 12.