Pixel Vision

A q&a about v.o.: talking tearooms, movies, Morrissey, and melancholy with filmmaker William E. Jones

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Parts of Peter Berlin's and Fred Halsted's bodies of work are now a part of William E. Jones's body of work, thanks to the recent 59-minute video quasi-mashup v.o.

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Still from v.o.

But the bodies in gay porn pioneers Berlin's and Fred Halsted's movies aren't what interests Jones. Read more »

Heaven strikes the Miramax thief: A talk with the director behind Tears of the Black Tiger

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What can I say about the movies of Wisit Sasanatieng that could do justice to the images in the movies themselves? Really, to persuade you to see Tears of the Black Tiger this weekend, all I should do is show you a bunch of outrageously gorgeous stills from the film. So, that's what I will do. I'll intersperse questions by me and answers from him, in case you care a jot about what one or both of us has to say.

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A sad day

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Indeed, the boopsy one has passed. I've been hoping against hope that this is just another publicity stunt -- perhaps gone horribly wrong. Meanwhile, here's our makeshift tribute altar.

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Photo by Joe Pennant

Farewell, Anna Nicole Smith. May you bring TrimSpa to the angels.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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After Sunday morning's half marathon (no, I didn't run it. But do I get any points for watching a friend do it?), there was nothing we needed more than a good breakfast and a strong Bloody Mary. And though our usual favorite, Ti-Couz, is famous for both, we weren't in the mood for crepes — or an endless wait. So we took a chance on a new (to us) restaurant in Cole Valley: the also French Zazie. Read more »

Li'l Louie Bowl

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Who else freaked out when they saw international house god http://www.myspace.com/vegarecords "target="blank_">Lil Louie Vega of Masters at Work and his Elements of Life orchestra giving up the salsa music (his original score) with Cirque du Soleil for the goddammed SuperBowl pregame show? In a bear suit no less?

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Well, I didn't -- see it that is. Read more »

I Think You're Crazy ... Just Like Me

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Oh, Crazy Sushi. crazy2.jpgYou’re so…well…crazy. Getting us all liquored up on beer and sake (Unfiltered! In stylish glass decanters! Read more »

Smoove and Patricio bring the Love

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By Steven T. Jones
Someone has posted a video on You Tube of DJs Smoove and Patricio (two rocking local DJs who also happen to be good friends of mine) dropping the bass at the Anon Salon float at last year's Love Fest. Happy people, fun times, City Hall in the background...nice! Bonus points to readers who can find me in the clip.

Bavarian cream: Herzog blogged

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I'm sure you Herzophiles have been languishing for days now, waiting for the rest of this interview (the best niblets made it into the paper here). Here are the ready-for-blogging-goggles portions. A veritable, unsugary feast of Bavarian whimsy.

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SFBG: There are some awe-inspiring landscape images in The Wild Blue Yonder. Read more »

Mama Jonez is in the house

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Our new Assistant Culture Editor, Molly Freedenberg, may have just gotten to town, but she hasn't wasted any time finding other media professionals — or free booze. Read more »

Bye, bye Barbaro

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Oh laminitis-infected, fracture-healed, Kentucky-Derby winning obsession of a nation -- euthanized this weekend.

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Not a giraffe

Barbaro, we waited with baited breath for your recovery -- it could be argued that the footage of your leg snapping like a matchstick at last year's Preakness was the first official "YouTube moment" that capt Read more »