May, 2006

  • May 31, 2006 • Culture Dept., Sonoma Co.

    Nomaville: Hump Island

    At 10 a.m., on Sunday, the Contessa made the tactical error of answering the telephone: friends from the city had forsaken a hiking expedition in Pt. Reyes and decided to visit their wine country pals instead. A moment later, the phone...

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  • May 31, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    SonomaWino: Loxton Cellars

    You say ‘Syrah,’ I say ‘Shiraz;’ you say ‘posterior’ and I say ‘your ass’ – but let’s not call the whole thing off – yet. Presumably named for the Persian city of Shiraz where it likely originated, the...

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  • May 30, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    Walken and Talkin’

    This episode of the Daedalus Howell  Show looks through a glass darkly (well, not too darkly) at actor Christopher Walken: Candy Rosenbaum of The Online Christopher WalkenFanClub chats about her main man; Lost’s Neil Hopkins does the...

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  • May 28, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    Winded by the Corrections Dept.

    Shame on New York Times scribe Elaine Dutka for mixing up her Nouvelle Vague auteurs. In an article about licensing film clips for documentaries (read about my own travails in this arena here), Dutka reported that an upcoming IFC...

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  • May 25, 2006 • Culture Dept., Sonoma Co.

    Nomaville: Labyrinth

    “Labyrinth” – say the word to members of my g-g-generation and a Muppet flick starring David Bowie’s worst haircut ever comes to mind (spell the word and you can have my editor’s job). When classicists mull the labyrinth they...

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