November 27 is a sensitive day for San Francisco.
Anyone who lived in this city in 1978 remembers that morning, four days after Thanksgiving, when...
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Harvey Milk had prerecorded a message after receiving several anti-gay death threats during his political career. The message said, "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door."
For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.
In 1979, I covered Dan White's trial for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. During the trial, in my notebook, I scribbled "the Twinkie defense," and wrote about it in my next report.
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