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News, The Snitch Pakistani Bloggers Speak Out on “Emergency Rule”: BetterKnowanSFBlog - Metroblogging

Pakistani Bloggers Speak Out on “Emergency Rule”: BetterKnowanSFBlog - Metroblogging

Photo of Metroblogging co-founder Jason DeFillippo courtesy of Joi Ito. By Tyler Callister In case you haven’t heard, the Pakistani people are not exactly rockin’ in the free world right now. As part of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s imposition…
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Film, Mighty Heart, Mightier Spotlight

Mighty Heart, Mightier Spotlight

A skilled actor vanishes into a role; a movie star appropriates it. As presence trumps character, the star personifies Brecht's alienation effect, and whatever its ostensible subject, the movie becomes a vehicle — the latest installment in an ongoing career…
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Film, To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Just in time for its U.S. release, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' fierce docudrama The Road to Guantanamo received a giant shot of free publicity in early June with the news that three Arab inmates at the infamous detention center…
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Film, The Face of Terror

The Face of Terror

One of the strongest -- and sure to be controversial -- films of the year, The War Within goes places that other films wouldn't dare go. Thoughtfully written and nicely acted, it follows an Islamic suicide bomber who comes to…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Day-dream About Faraway Places With Strange-Sounding Names

First thing you do is check the "Ship Traffic" column in the daily newspaper (usually in the business section). Pick a cruise liner or container ship to your liking -- hm, the Maersk bound for Japan sounds good -- catch…
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