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Stories for May 16, 2008

Son of Rambow

May 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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But one day while Will is waiting in the school corridor as his classmates watch a video, he meets Lee Carter (Will Poulter). Will immediately sense the danger Lee Carter represents and tries to hide. You see Lee Carter's been sent out into the hall because his teachers can no longer control him. In no time at all, Lee has them both in trouble and has conned Will out of his watch and into helping him make a video to submit to the Young Filmmakers Competition for the British TV show

Wish You Were Here

May 16
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

He was in the row in front of me standing shoulder to shoulder with hoards of screaming football fans. The rare Texas boy not on the team, he appeared their biggest booster. Every time the team would score, which was constantly that championship year, Paul would leap up and down, "accidentally on purpose" bumping into everyone and knocking them down into the stands.

Steve Poltz Tells Stories and Performs on These Days

May 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

I'm a

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Before the Rains

May 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Set in South India in 1937,

Citizen Voices

May 16
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

May 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

License To Wed?

May 16
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices

Whether & you have been hoping for such legislative change or praying to prevent it, you know that & what happened in the courts yesterday was historic and monumental.

Where Were You?

May 16
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

Back in the Green Room, we eventually got a copy of the opinion online.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Midnight Movies: Pulp Fiction

May 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Single-handedly this film may have inspired a whole young generation to fall back in love with movies and with movie making much in the same way that the French New Wavers made filmmaking fun, sexy and a bit punk back in the 60s. Narrative structure fascinates writer-director Quentin Tarantino. In some ways the telling of the story is more important than the story itself. For him, going from point A to point B is not only too simple but it's simply not fun - like having sex without foreplay. Tarantino's solution is to chop up the narrative and rearrange the pieces in unexpected ways so that climaxes and reveals occur in unlikely places. He also takes delight in having his characters tell jokes and stories as another means of playing with our expectations about narrative structure.

As Heat Cranks, Feinstein Asks Bush Admin. For Two Fire Planes

May 16
By Capitol News Connection, Todd Zwillich and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is asking the Bush administration for help in delivering two promised firefighting air planes. The planes are designed to help extinguish brush fires like those that hit San Diego last year. Todd Zwillich has this report.

Health Insurers to Reinstate 1,200 Improperly Canceled Policies

May 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two of California's largest health insurers have agreed to reinstate coverage to nearly 1,200 people whose policies were improperly canceled. Some consumer advocates complain the move doesn't go far enough. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Tijuana Doctors Get FBI Training to Avoid Kidnappings

May 16
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dozens of doctors from Tijuana are crossing the border to San Diego Friday to take an FBI course on how to avoid being kidnapped. About 20 doctors in Tijuana have been kidnapped recently and dozens more extorted for money. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.

Citizen Voices

May 16
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

May 16
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gay Marriage, SD's Credit Rating, Clinton Wins in WV

May 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. The court's ruling will not take effect for 30 days, and is unlikely to end the debate over gay marriage in California. Also, the City of San Diego had its credit rating restored by Standard & Poor's this week. And, Hillary Clinton won big in the West Virginia primary.