The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008 | 13 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


Milk | 25 Nov 2008 // 9:30 PM

Milk urges optimism and action, even as it also recalls the loss of its charismatic subject.


'Milk's Legacy More Timely Now Than Ever | 11 Dec 2008 // 2:48 PM

Harvey Milk was more than a politician. He was more than a grass roots illustration of San Francisco's struggling gay rights movement and underrepresented population.


Sean Penn hopes film on America's first openly gay politician will help modern-day movement | 3 Dec 2008 // 10:38 PM

SAN FRANCISCO - It has been 30 years since San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold such a

'Milk' exposes paradox for screen's leading men | 26 Nov 2008 // 1:30 AM

Gus Van Sant's "Milk" isn't just a mainstream-minded Oscar candidate; it's also a rallying cry. With Sean Penn starring as Harvey Milk, the openly gay

//Mixed media

Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

// Notes from the Road

"Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

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