Black interview

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Listen to our endorsement interview with Rob Black, who is trying to replace Sup. Chris Daly with the help of downtown's heaviest hitters, who keep doing attack mailers on Black's behalf. The link is at the bottom of this page.

Vancouver International Film Festival: Dragons and Tigers

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I am beyond tardy with my Vancouver reports. An endless array of office tasks leaves me to merely imagine writing them while (cue violins) riding the bus to or from work.

But an hour or two of "free" time has opened up, and today, as the 25th VIFF winds down, is as good a time as any to talk briefly about this year's Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema. Read more »

Gavin's girlfriend

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By Steven T. Jones
Mayor Gavin Newsom is now dating someone almost half his age: Brittanie Mountz, a model and restaurant hostess who recently turned 20 years old. And you can catch her in action thanks to some video that the Chronicle shot are last month's opening of the San Francisco Symphony. Read more »

Ki-ki-ki ... ah-ah-ah

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It's Friday the 13th -- just the very day I like to dust off my hockey mask, hustle to the nearest lake, and start spearin' feckless teenagers with every sharp object my mitts can grab.

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Hooray for carnage! Tonight on Starz, the made-for-TV doc Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film machetes its way through the genre.

Nathan Nayman on the outs?

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By Tim Redmond

The Committe on JOBS chief may be facing the axe, according to "rumors-a-swirling" reported by Luke Thomas in Fog City Journal. The problem: Nayman is too confrontational, and the downtown forces are sick of getting nothing done.

Dufty's a conservative

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By Tim Redmond

Well, not exactly -- but a fascinating and incredibly detailed analysis of Dufty's voting record, put together by Michael Poremeba in BeyondChron, indicates that he's far more conservative than his district.

And while I'm on ol' BC: I've had a lot of differences with Randy Shaw in the past year, but I must say, Paul Hogarth's coverage of Prop. Read more »

The D6 sleaze reaches high tide

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By Tim Redmond

For starters, don't the over-funded losers who are attacking Sup. Read more »

Even wrong when right

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By Steven T. Jones
Even when the Chronicle gets it right, they get it wrong. Political writers Carla Marinucci and Tom Chorneau scored a great story by discovering that Amos Brown -- the SF pastor and former supervisor -- had been paid $16,000 by the Schwarzenegger campaign prior to deciding to endorse Herr Governor. It was disgraceful and should shred any credibility that Brown had left. Read more »

NOISE: Tarrying, tangling with Long Winters' John Roderick

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Guardian contributor Kate Izquierdo recently spoke to Long Winters' John Roderick – and found him to be quite the eloquent, provocative wag. Chalk it up to his Welsh heritage? Here’s the rest of her talk with the man.

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Bay Guardian: Rolling Stone recently described you as a “folkie.” Does this come as a surprise to you? Read more »

Pete Wilson's bizarre homophobia

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By Tim Redmond

This one's out of right field: Pete Wilson, who has a radio show on KGO, announced yesterday afternoon that Sup. Bevan Dufty and his old friend Rebecca Goldfader, should never have had a child. His argument: Since Dufty is gay and Goldfader is a lesbian, their co-parenting arrangement somehow isn't as good as a "traditional" family in which the two parents are sleeping together. Read more »