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Culture, The Exhibitionist David Fincher Directs <i>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</i> -- Expect <i>Serious</i> Darkness

David Fincher Directs The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -- Expect Serious Darkness

You will have no doubt already heard that the much-anticipated English-language version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is out later this month (Dec. 21, to be precise), based on the first of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium book…
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News, The Snitch Sorry, Simba -- <em>Moneyball</em> is King of the Jungle

Sorry, Simba -- Moneyball is King of the Jungle

Back in 1994, The Lion King's Simba gave his competitors fair warning via song -- "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware" -- but that didn't stop Moneyball from dominating San Francisco's box office this weekend. In fact,…
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News, The Snitch Top Five Reasons the Winklevoss Twins Really Are "Assholes"

Top Five Reasons the Winklevoss Twins Really Are "Assholes"

Readers, we have never met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The pair come off as douchebags -- albeit somewhat righteously angered douchebags -- in The Social Network, the 2010 movie that offered a very liberally construed version of Facebook's foundation myth.…
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News, The Snitch Justin Timberlake: Top Five Ways He Can Save MySpace

Justin Timberlake: Top Five Ways He Can Save MySpace

Justin Timberlake's newly announced ownership stake in MySpace is without doubt the coolest thing to happen to the ailing social network in some time. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just sold MySpace, which it acquired six years ago, at a $545…
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News, The Snitch Winklevii Twins Lose to Facebook in Court -- Again

Winklevii Twins Lose to Facebook in Court -- Again

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the preppy twins who sued Mark Zuckerberg saying he stole their Facebook idea, lost another court battle against the social networking giant. But no, this doesn't bring the high-profile and exhausting saga to an end. A…
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News, The Snitch Mark Zuckerberg Becomes First-Time Homebuyer

Mark Zuckerberg Becomes First-Time Homebuyer

The Social Network only perpetuated Mark Zuckerberg's image of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur in flipflops and a hoodie. He has continued to rent his digs since moving from his  Harvard dorm in 2004, despite the fact that he's a billionaire.…
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Music, All Shook Down Exray's Jon Bernson: Any Musician Who Can Survive in S.F. is a Magician

Exray's Jon Bernson: Any Musician Who Can Survive in S.F. is a Magician

Jon Bernson puts it pretty plainly (and enthusiastically) when discussing the emerging lo-fi scene in the Mission: "There's a real collaborative spirit!" In case you haven't heard, a new crop of bands in the neighborhood is getting weird. One of…
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Trent Reznor: Nothing Can Stop Him Now (Because He Has A Golden Globe)

This week in surreal entertainment industry moments: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won a Golden Globe yesterday for their evocatively chilly score to David Fincher's The Social Network. Congratulations, Trent: you've come a long way since your last run-in with…
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Music, Sound and Vision Stopping piracy: How ultracheap downloads could save the music industry

Stopping piracy: How ultracheap downloads could save the music industry

Justin Timberlake made news last month by stating the obvious. When the multiplatinum-selling recording artist was asked about the irony of his playing Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network, he spoke a truth about illegal downloading that, apparently,…
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Music, All Shook Down Four More Movies About Tech Moguls That We Want to See

Four More Movies About Tech Moguls That We Want to See

Thanks to The Social Network, tech is hot! And sexy -- meow. And whenever anything is hot and sexy, Hollywood mauls it until it's bleeding and dying from liver failure in an El Segundo psych ward. But that's a few…
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Music, All Shook Down Facebook Movie Sneak Peek: "The Social Network" in Comic Form

Facebook Movie Sneak Peek: "The Social Network" in Comic Form

Coming to a theatre near you in October is The Social Network, a movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Written by Aaron Sorkin (of Sports Night and West Wing fame) it stars Jesse…
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Music, All Shook Down Napster Founder Sean Parker: Justin Timberlake Looks Nothing Like Me

Napster Founder Sean Parker: Justin Timberlake Looks Nothing Like Me

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