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The Lost Boys

The International Rescue Committee honored World Refugee Day by putting on a special screening of Sundance award winner God Grew Tired of Us, which follows the lives of three young Sudanese men (aka Lost Boys) to the United States, at Letterman Digital Arts Center. A post-screening discussion and VIP reception were then held at nearby Pres a Vi.

Space Is the Place



Klaxons
Myths of the Near Future
Geffen

Character Actors Gone Wild

And Remembering A Hundred-Year-Old Spitfire At the Castro Theater

Greetings and salutations* film nerds, if you’re a loyal follower of The Reel, you know this week Poppa Film Snot is (once again) thumbing his upturned nose at the bloody carnage coming from the wake of this Summer’s Sequel-Fest-Train-Wreck to celebrate little known movie gems from some of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

Tuesday I highlighted masterpieces from the Leading Actor category, today let’s talk Supporting Actors, precisely Legendary Hollywood Wild Men who’ve flown under the People Magazine radar despite having notorious reputations as Bad Boy Life Actors.

Cleavage Is the New Black

I'm not one of those "let's throw a party for me" kind of people. I spend most birthdays out of San Francisco with my family in Michigan to avoid the party thing. Mostly because I can't bare the thought of people not having fun, running out of drinks, showing up too early or too late or too any of the hundred and one things that could possibly go wrong and therefore make me regret having the party in the first place.


That's Brenda

A Taste of Some of the Other Drinks

Now that you know the winner, here’s my take on the other drinks. Stay tuned for the official recipes, to be posted over the next few days.


H.

H. from Elixir infused his vodka with chai and added fresh strawberry and lychee liqueur to make an extremely complex and surprising drink. 


Alberta

Lunch Hour


Summertime makes me feel fine.

This is what I did Friday. I worked from home on our upcoming August food issue and when I thought I couldn’t stand to look at my computer any longer, I made lunch.

Lunch was Bubalus Bubalis fresh mozzarella [realmozzarella.com] made from the milk of water buffalo raised in California (and sold at Tomales Bay Foods). It tastes nothing like the tasteless, rubbery fresh mozzarella you can normally find—the taste is rich and it has a soft, almost spreadable texture.

PRIDE Pool Party



Hundreds flocked poolside at the Phoenix Hotel to celebrate PRIDE 2007.




Bottle Service Superlatives


Alberta's The Woo-Hoo

Most Sophisticated: The Woo-Hoo (Alberta, Cocktails on the Fly)
Most Fun: Rocket Bob (Vince, La Rocca’s Corner)
Most Interesting Use of Ingredients: Ruby Natsumi (H., Elixir)
Most Exotic: Fortune and Glory (Jackie, Le Colonial)

Third Place/Best Balance: Day Off (Vard, Sip Lounge)

What’s in a Name?


Kissui Kiss
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