Reviving Reagan: A burst of Durst

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B3 campaign note: Durst is right: there are no real Republican candidates and there is no president for them to fall back on except Reagan. I think the Republicans made a terrible mistake when they left Cheney on the ticket, probably the worst vice president since Aaron Burr, and the kind of bull who carries his own china closet around with him. They should have kicked him off the ticket four years ago and put in the most electable candidate they could find to run as vice president and emerging presidential candidate. Those mistakes are fatal in politics. Read more »

Bark if you're psychic

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My furry fourlegged friend is a 17-year-old former dog clothing model and lives in a loft in NYC (the bitch made it as a model in Manhattan and left me behind! America's Top Meanie!) Back when she was young, we'd huddle together, homeless, in shells of buildings in Detroit and Pontiac, MI. She never got the royal treatment until she was discovered by a talent scout who took one look at me and sniffed -- and I'm not sure how she'd respond to this:

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Oh yes, it's real. Read more »

Ammiano: Bernie Ward for the Mayor

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Hi, this is Bernie Ward for the mayor. I understand he's hiring.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.) B3

Yo! Street art peaces out

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By Vanessa Carr

This Friday and Saturday nights, the internationally traveling “Yo! What Happened to Peace?” art show comes to San Francisco’s Jack Hanley Gallery. Started in 2003 in Tokyo by curator John Carr in response to the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Los Angeles-based show has been traveling to cities around the globe, most recently Stockholm and London. Read more »

Titties on fire, fashion aflame

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By Candice Chan

Flaming bras. Typically not my first apparel choice to strut about town, but after attending last night's Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire and Fashion, put on by The Crucible, I am seriously considering it. Read more »

Taunting the tiger

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Um excuse me: I suppose it's news that the guys who were mauled by Tatiana the tiger were standing on a rail and yelling at her, but that's not exactly an excuse for what happened. The animals at the zoo aren't supposed to get out. Period.

It's terrible that people taunt the animals, but they do, and they have, and they will -- and if the zoo pens and cages can't hold the animals anyway, there's a real problem.

BTW, it was highly unlikely that "taunting" got the tiger agitated. Read more »

Shorts are the new features!

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

From the Sundance Film Festival: Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports on some fest favorites so far.

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Aquarium - directed by Rob Meyer (17min)
Even though you've seen Rushmore and Freaks and Geeks, this awkward white kid angst flick delivers exactly what you've come to want. Read more »

Love me some Dolly...and pass the birthday pie at El Rio

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By Todd Lavoie

All right, I’m giving some heads up time here so you can plan your weekend accordingly: Dolly Parton turns 62 this Saturday, Jan. 19. Oh, the possibilities for celebration are endless, aren’t they? Maybe a spin of her 1971 classic Coat of Many Colors (RCA), or how about slappin’ 9 to 5 (oh, my sweet baby Jesus, so that flick is really from 1980?! Read more »

But how much is postage?

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Speaking of my newest fetish-to-be, the MacBook Air, Cool Hunting has already revealed my very favorite (and OK, the first I've seen,) accessory for it.

Check it out the posting here.

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Clever clever! This laptop sleeve (yes, really) is called AirMail. Get it? Get it?

Geek lust

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Technology turns me on. Which is not to say I’m a gadget geek – far from it. In fact, the most advanced piece of equipment I own is a first generation miniPod my ex-boyfriend gave me. But I do think there’s something inherently sexy about Technology with a capital T – all those big, pulsing brains working and sweating late into the night, over and over, to create objects that are not only useful, but also beautiful. And the objects themselves – sleek, smooth, and often warm and humming. Read more »