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All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Unpretty in Pink

    February has never been a good month for movies, but this year the pickings seem awfully, well... awful. Last weekend's three major studio releases included...

  • Cracked

    Summer of 2003 changed everything for Lucas Zarwell. The forensic scientist was satisfying his creative side, assembling a one-time variety show with Cherry Red's avant-garde...

  • The Weinstein Touch

    Advertisement Transamerica The Weinstein Company is off to a solid start. Founded by brothers Harvey and Bob, who were recently ousted from their posts-on-high at...

  • London Calling

    To a natural-born cynic like myself, the pre-release hype for Woody Allen's latest -- Match Point -- was almost too much to bear. Virtually every...

  • Comic Abroad

    In Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, comedian Albert Brooks is approached by the U.S. government to find out what makes Muslims laugh. He...

  • Reigning Leather

    It's a question he hears all the time: ''Is that your real name?'' Yes, in fact, Steve Ranger is his God-given name. ''I'm just grateful...

  • Leather Scribe

    In October, 1971, Marcus Hernandez put pen to paper and began covering the San Francisco leather community. At age 74, he's still writing. Penned under...

  • Torture Garden

    I'll admit to feeling a certain dread walking into Hostel last weekend. After all, as much as I love the horror film genre, I fall...

  • The Year in Review 2005

    Now that 2005 is finally over, we can decide whether the last twelve months constituted an annus horribulus or an annus mirabilis. Well, it depends...

  • Cinema Magic

    In the world of movies, 2005 will be a year remembered for the birth of Darth Vader and the death of King Kong (third time's...

  • Great Ape

    With King Kong, director Peter Jackson follows up a monster achievement -- the massively ambitious Lord of the Rings trilogy -- with a massively ambitious,...

  • Film Reviews: Brokeback Mountain and The Chronicles of Narnia

    'Brokeback Mountain' is every bit as good as you've wished, while 'Narnia' is more engaging than you might expect

  • Austen Powers

    You don't have to be an rabid fan of Jane Austen to fully appreciate the romantic rush of the newly minted film version of Pride...

  • Examining the Epidemic

    With the success of treatments for HIV/AIDS over the past few years, with the near-disappearance of AIDS related causes from gay obituaries, with the continued...

  • Paul Kawata

    When Paul Kawata agreed to serve as executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in 1989, the organization had a staff of four...

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