August, 2006
Archive

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

    Nomaville: Apocalypse Now or Later

    A noteworthy byproduct of writing these columns is that I’m often approached for other related kinds of work. Happily, I’ve been asked to do my cockeyed shtick at weddings, sharpen my rapier wit at ribbon cuttings, pen pithy...

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  • August 30, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    SonomaWino: Pour Guy

    Bartender Danny Donaldson knows the velocity of vodka and the g-force of gin. The popular staffer at the Lodge at Sonoma’s Carneros Bistro is a practitioner of “flairing,” an acrobatic admixture of equal parts bartending and, well,...

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  • August 25, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    The Week That Was: Robots and Booze

    Greetings Brilliant and Beautiful Readers – Here in the wine country, much to-do is made of “pairings,” as in the ubiquitous mash-up of wine and cheese. Other noted pairings include Romulus and Remus (or their modern...

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  • August 25, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    SonomaWino: Breakfast of Champions

    There are two ways to conduct early a.m. drinking in Sonoma: start the party late and keep going until it’s early again, or rise before the sun and scamper down to one of several local taverns, where early birds are always sure to get...

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  • August 24, 2006 • Culture Dept.

    Radio: Robots

    Tonight on the Daedalus Howell Show, in honor of the domestic droid I had to put down today, we look into the world of robots, where they’ve been, where they’re going and if they’re going to kill us when they get there....

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