November, 2005

  • November 28, 2005 • Interviews • Views: 267

    The New (Karen) Black

    “Time eez vaiting in de vings!” a stentorian voice booms through the telephone receiver. This is what happens if one reveals the least bit of incredulity to critically-lauded cult actress Karen Black when told she performs David...

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  • November 25, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 175

    Ledson Hotel

    “Dining-out is a vice, a dissipation of spirit punished by remorse,” British critic Cyril Connolly once wrote. Sadly, the man never had the opportunity to dine at the Ledson Hotel where his fellow countryman chef Darren Robey has...

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  • November 24, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 114

    Wings and Thighs

    Ah, Thanksgiving. If your bird lacks a few Michelin stars, put your tray in the upright and locked position and proceed to The Aviary, pals Abe Levy and Silver Tree’s film about flight attendants, which I had the pleasure of...

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  • November 22, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 170


    In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, a man reveals his elaborate justification for adultery. Recorded at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Adultery...

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  • November 19, 2005 • Blog • Views: 187

    Deaf and Horny

    In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, wine seller Jarred Pearce explains how he discovered how horny deaf people are when he was employed as a telephone translator for the hearing impaired. Recorded during an impromptu tasting at...

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  • November 15, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 249

    Winemaker Profile: Sam Whitmore of Whitmore Wines Co.

    Sam Whitmore is the 32 year-old producer behind Whitmore Wine Co., a new Sonoma-based venture whose irreverent marketing advocates “social consciousness through social drinking.” An eight-year veteran in the wine trade, Whitmore...

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  • November 11, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 172

    Rin’s Thai

    Area street maps don’t show it, but locals have long known of a shortcut that leads from downtown Sonoma directly to Bangkok. Here’s the trick: head east on East Napa Street to number 139, enter, eat. Now, it might only look like an...

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  • November 6, 2005 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 590

    Tourist Bored

    At the Wine Exchange, a hybrid tasting room and speakeasy the Contessa and I visited yesterday, a pony-tailed day-tripper was wagging her wine-stained tongue about locals and tourists landing on a curlicue query about how tourists are...

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  • November 4, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 261

    Noria Jablonski Finds Voice in Oddities

    Writers are drawn to their craft for a variety of reasons — some have a story that must be told, others do it for a buck. For Petaluma’s Noria Jablonski, it was a nagging feeling. “I had been teaching high school English...

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  • November 3, 2005 • Culture Dept. • Views: 335

    The Glariffee

    Having recently become a Sonomanid, that is to say, a resident of burgeoning winetown Sonoma, CA, I am frequently pointed to aspects of our town’s authentic experience. When a comely young EMT from the welcoming committee tested my...

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