Heartbroke mountain

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Film intern Jennique Mason pays tribute to Heath Ledger.

“I love you baby…” You remember, those bleachers and Letters to Cleo on the roof? Yup. You heard it. Hunky Heath is dead! Growing up with him, charting his successes, his breakthroughs, his 10 Things I Hate About Yous, quite frankly, I’m devastated. According to the Hollywood Star, and every other internet rag obsessed with celebrity, the Australian-born actor was found dead in his SoHo apartment this afternoon. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Today's Ammiano liner:

Hillary and Barack discuss the issues. Britney should keep her kids. Not.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Jan. 22, 2008.) B3

Blow by Blow: At the beck and call of Khaela Maricich

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The Blow's Khaela Maricich is a charmer - and lord, the girl knows how to multitask, moving into her new Portland, Ore., studio while fielding questions all the while. For the first part of the talk, go here. And she performs tonight and tomorrow, Jan. 22 and 23, at Great American Music Hall, so look out! Read more »

Heath Ledger quits us

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The ever sensitive San Francisco Bay Guardian newsroom responds to news of Heath Ledger’s death:

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Into the Abyss

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Sometimes you just have to change things up: come to work late, eat lunch for breakfast, change around your office furniture, have a post-work Happy Hour at your desk. Last Thursday was one of those days – just in time for the arrival of a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss.

See, one of the perks of my job is that people send me stuff. Read more »

SPORTS: Where’s Tiger Woods?

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And why isn’t he speaking up against golf’s racism?

By A.J. Read more »

In a dark and lonely place

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Back with his second report from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, it's Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

In Bruges - directed by Martin McDonagh (UK)
Colin Farrell is the most underrated, overhated actor of the the past few years. His range was genuinely stunning in Sundance's opening night film. Read more »

Ammiano: Bonds not going to Super Bowl

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Today's Ammianoliner:

Yes, Mr. Bush, the Giants are going to the Super Bowl.

No, Mr. Bush, Barry Bonds is not going with them.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Martin Luther King day, Jan. 2l, 2008)

Personal note to Tom: Your enunciation is getting more crisp. Keep it up! B3

Guardian v. SF Weekly: trial update

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It’s extraordinary how the SF Weekly can take a clear legal defeat and try to turn it into a victory.

Yesterday the judge in the Bay Guardian’s lawsuit against the SF Weekly and its parent corporation refused to bar the Guardian’s key expert witness from testifying. Read more »

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 »