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Study: Reading 'Harry Potter' Books Leads to Tolerance in Children

By EDGE | Aug 1
Forget the whole witchcraft thing. The religious right has a whole new reason to hate the "Harry Potter" series of books.

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Culture Features

Patrick Kelly

Back to the 80s: Patrick Kelly's Legacy Celebrated in Philly Show

By David Perry | Jul 29
Fashion designer Patrick Kelly's career was cut short by AIDS, but his innovative fashions live on in a retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. EDGE looks at the life of the designer and his designs.

 "Hot Wheels: The Homer"

Collectible Toys at Comic-Con

By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 28
When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel.

Gay Games IX :: So Many Reasons to Go

By Thom Senzee | Jul 27
The Gay Games are just about as big as the International Olympics in terms of the number of athletic participants the events draw, say organizers. They've also had a huge impact on the lives of those in the LGBT community.

Providing Living Wage Jobs: It's Not Rocket Science... Is It?

By William E. Kelly | Jul 26
As a civilization based on common and basic needs, there must be realistic compromise as to who is responsible, as well as when and how those responsibilities are met.

"Barihunk" tenor Jonathan Blalock appeared as Lazaro in composer Jorge Martin's 'Before Night Falls.'

Out There :: Another Barihunk Sighting

By Roberto Friedman | Jul 26
Tenor Jonathan Blalock is acclaimed for his work in 20th & 21st-century opera, including world premieres of "The Secret Agent" and "Before Night Falls." The Barihunks blog awarded "hunkentenor" Blalock a Barihunks Calendar Grant for his career.

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Cookie Monster and Tigger enjoy a smoke break in the middle of Times Square

Unfriendly Neighborhood 'Spiderman' Punches NYC Cop in the Face

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 29
Saturday's incident involving a violent costumed Spiderman in midtown leaves many nostalgic for the days of a hooker-filled and less kid-friendly Times Square.

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego.

Sexual Harassment at Comic-Con in the Spotlight

By Sandy Cohen | Jul 28
Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.

Actors Paul Rudd, from left, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, cast members in the upcoming Marvel film "Ant-Man," take part in the Marvel panel at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego

@ Comic-Con :: Saturday

Jul 27
Read who was at Comic-Con on Saturday... and what they said.

Crist Crow is painted at Columbus Circle as body-painting artists gathered to decorate nude models as part of an event featuring artist Andy Golub, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York

Nude Models, Artists Take To New York City Streets

Jul 26
Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.

Pedro Pascal and from left, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie attend the "Game of Thrones" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego

Who Was @ Comic-Con 2014 on Friday?

Jul 26
New faces revealed for next "Game of Thrones;" "Walking Dead" previews trailer;

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