January, 2006

  • January 17, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 151

    Dear Mr. President

    At the Mission’s Lone Palm last Wednesday, I attended Hiya Swanhuyser and Jonathan Hunt’s “Attack of the Typewriters” (formerly the Left Wing Letter Bee) to do my due for democracy. There, seated in the company of my band mate...

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  • January 17, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 180

    Faces of the Fallen

    In September 2004, lauded Sonoma painter Chester Arnold was reading the New York Times when he came across a feature dubbed “Roster of the Dead.” It was a commemoration of the first thousand U.S. soldiers killed in the Iraq war...

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  • January 16, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 185

    Compensated Celebrity Endorser

    Are you a celebrity? Down on your luck? Need money for rehab? Does your insurer no longer cover that costly cosmetic surgery? Or are you interested in trading on your fame for additional income to support a mistress or a new car? If you...

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  • January 11, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 270

    Atomic Hangover (Or, How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the...

    I can remember when I first started obsessing about the bomb. It was Nov. 21, 1983. The day after The Day After. The fulcrum of the so-called X-Generation, those of us who experienced puberty in the ’80s under the tenure of President...

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  • January 6, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 218

    Lexy Fridell

    Playwright David Mamet has been credited with the aphorism “If you have something to fall back on, you will.” Currently in living and working in New York City, actress Lexy Fridell agrees. “It’s true, it’s really true,” said...

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