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Ross A. Lincoln

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    It's been a crazy week (and then some) for California's other film industry, as they've experienced yet another HIV outbreak among adult film actors. As is usual for this sort of thing, the latest death sentence inflicted on multiple porn actors has led to a quarantine of potentially affected people, calls for shoot cancellations, and now a reinvigorated campaign to mandate condom usage for adult film actors. Yet, stunningly, it's not intermittent quarantines and interrupted shoots, but the call to mandate safe sex practices, that has the porn industry pitching the biggest hissy fit of all.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    I get it. Wonder Woman's original costume kind of sucks. "But", you might argue, "she's an immortal goddess. Can't she wear whatever she wants?" Sure, but come on, Superman is invulnerable to everything but kryptonite and he wears Long-Johns and a cape. For the last 70 years Wonder Woman has been saddled with a skimpy nightie that only provides zero non-magical protection (and was painfully old fashioned almost the second the ink dried), and...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Those of you who didn't get to attend E3 - that's, well, most of you - Sorry for the lack of posts. That ends now. First, yes, E3 is awesome, though it's not what I expected. My previous experience with a massive trade convention is ComiCon, which is open to industry and fans alike. Indeed, the fact that fans are allowed means that in addition to being a major showcase for new gadgets, toys,...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    There are things that you think about, again and again, about how awesome it will be when you finally get to do it. Sex is the obvious one. Scooters also, too. Maybe traveling somewhere awesome. But unlike skipping school to watch Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, they turn out to not only live up to your expectations but to exceed them in every possible way. E3 is exactly like that only better because you...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have between them a ton of ginormously successful, and completely awesome games. Despite this, it's no secret that Wii has completely kicked their nearly-combined asses (67 million Wii consoles sold worldwide, compared to 39 million 360s and 33 million PS3s) - for 5 years running, neither have ever been able to best their Magical Plumber Overlords. Of course, that hasn't stopped them from feverishly trying to devise a means...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    If you don't already know, The God of War series is a collection of action-adventure games set against the thrilling, non copyrighted landscape of Greek mythology. The protagonist, aggressively unlikable Spartan warrior Kratos, (Nicknamed "Ghost of Sparta" due to his ghastly pale complexion and Laconian area code,) wages a never ending quest for revenge against the Olympian gods, assisted in his quest only by his prickly disposition, his ability to accumulate increasingly awesome mythological...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Yes, that's part ONE, because for the final segment of our thrilling account of Noise Pop Fest 2010, we've not one, but two exciting adventures to share with you, o dear readers. Saturday, February 27th found us first at Pop n' Shop, a Noise Pop sponsored boutique seller and craft fair, similar in spirit, if not in scope, to our own twice-yearly Unique La. Held at the very old school Verdi Club, SF based artists,...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Due to technical issues... namely a digital camera running out of battery power, a mad dash to get a cheap disposable camera, and the length of time it's taking to get the film developed, the exciting account of day 3 has been preempted. We now bring you to our coverage of Noise Pop Fest day 4, already in progress... Our 4th day at Noise Pop Fest was 99% "yay!" and 50% "aw nuts!" Our plan...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    A day late and several dollars short, we are nonetheless thrilled to bring you our exciting account of day two at Noise Pop Fest in lovely San Francisco. And how was it? We're looking for a word that combines "mildly interested" with "nepotism". The festival remains fantastic, overall, but on day two (that's Wednesday, Feb. 24, for those of you paying attention) we chose our shows somewhat unwisely and saw not 1, but two children...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    The annual Noise Pop Fest is San Francisco's largely successful and mostly fantastic attempt to pull off something that feels, if not identical, then vaguely similar (in a very excellent way) to Austin's overcrowded (and, arguably creatively moribund) SXSW. Starting out in 1993 as a strictly music festival, it's grown to include film and other arts, and now spans multiple venues' worth of booze soaked musical and artistic merriment. Unlike SXSW, Noise Pop remains relatively...

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