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  • Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'

    Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'
    One day this thought won't matter. One day this thought won't be relevant. Today is not that day. Today, the fact that "Milk" received eight Oscar nominations from the academy, including best picture, is significant and says much about where we are...
  • Directors in the spotlight

    Directors in the spotlight
    DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE "Slumdog Millionaire" The eclectic British director of Irish Catholic descent receives his first Academy Award nomination in the directing category for his sleeper indie hit about a poverty-stricken teenager in Mumbai who goes...
  • Supporting players

    Supporting players
    SUPPORTING ACTOR JOSH BROLIN "Milk" The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
  • Appreciating the supporting nominees

    Appreciating the supporting nominees
    In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
  • Are Oscar contenders over-exposed?

    Are Oscar contenders over-exposed?
    If "Slumdog Millionaire" doesn't snag the Oscar for best picture, then the academy might consider creating a new award for it this year: the only Oscar-buzzed film you didn't feel like you had already seen before you actually saw it. Seriously, after...
  • Seeing more of Josh Brolin

    Seeing more of Josh Brolin
    Who knows how these things happen? Josh Brolin made his film debut in "The Goonies" and subsequently appeared in films for such directors as Woody Allen, David O. Russell, Paul Verhoeven and Guillermo del Toro, well on his way to a respectable but low-key...
  • Here's to the casting directors

    Here's to the casting directors
    When casting director John Papsidera commenced work on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" in 2006, he knew that filling the role of the Joker would be among his biggest challenges. After all, no less an actor than Jack Nicholson had played the part...
  • Despite Being Gay, Senator Defends Voting Down Equal Rights Measures

    Despite Being Gay, Senator Defends Voting Down Equal Rights Measures
    Amid controversy stemming from a DUI investigation, Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) confirmed what media reports had been speculating since last week: he is gay. "I've always believed that I could keep my personal life personal, and my public life...
  • Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban

    Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban
    Expressing anger, disappointment and humor, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the state and nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against California's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage. In Los Angeles, protesters...
  • Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention

    Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention
    They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
  • Thousands rally in California's heartland in support of gay marriage

    Thousands rally in California's heartland in support of gay marriage
    Aiming to reach out to conservative voters, about 3,000 gay-rights supporters gathered Saturday in California's Central Valley in a renewed campaign to win support for same-sex marriage. Just days after the California Supreme Court upheld a voter-...