Many controversial projects have been kicked off on Kickstarter. Just a few examples: the quasi-date-rapey guide to getting laid being written by Ken Hoinsky, one of those creepy "pick up artist" dudes; the new edition of the "Best Music Writing" anthology that never appeared despite the editor, Dap ... More >>
Camera Obscura Photo Ops Wednesday, June 19, 2013 The Regency Ballroom Better than: Kickstarting Garden State II. Actor and Sopranos star James Gandolfini died tragically of a heart attack around 4:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. Glasgow's other indie-pop band, Camera Obscura, left the stage after 14 so ... More >>
Hope no one has any emotional attachment to the phrase "Smells Like Teen Spirit" -- either the song, its mystique, or the band that played it -- 'cause if so, they're about to get quite a mindfuck. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the (working) title of a new family sitcom just sold to CBS, about "an 1 ... More >>
For those of you not yet satiated by the post-mortem insights reported on Steve Jobs, here's something else you can chew on. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, a documentary containing lost footage from a 1995 interview with the tech demigod, will be playing at the Castro Theatre on Tuesday night. The ... More >>
Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is reportedly in negotiations to play the role of Oscar Grant's mother in the upcoming indie film about the New Year's Day 2009 killing of the Oakland man. Spencer is best known for her role as Minny in the 2011 film The Help.The film, titled Fruitvale. ... More >>
Despite having an accomplished resume as an actor, writer, and producer, Jeffrey Ross is fine with the fact that many people recognize him as the dude from those legendary Comedy Central roasts. In fact, he hopes it will soon parlay into a regular series for the channel. He's taking it one step furt ... More >>
We emerged from a Saturday morning sneak preview of The Muppets having experienced an enormous wave of the best kind of nostalgia. The strongly positive reaction of an audience that was largely made up of kids who had never been introduced to these characters before was uplifting. We laughed, we cr ... More >>
The Week In GayLate yesterday, another radical hippie judge in California ruled that queers are protected by the U.S. Constitution. A lawsuit against the military ban on gay service members, Don't Ask Don't Tell, was ruled to be a violation of the First Amendment rights of gay people. The suit wa ... More >>
Boy in da Corner: TupacYesterday, the Hollywood Reporter announced the latest development in the ongoing fight over the rights to a major motion picture biography of the late Tupac Shakur: Amaru Entertainment and Shakur's mom Afeni Shakur are suing Morgan Hill entertainment for what basically amount ... More >>
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