September, 2006

  • September 28, 2006 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 152

    Nomaville: The Vineyards are alive with the sound of…

    The first badge of honor attainable by a suburban garage band comes in the form of local law enforcement visiting on account of a noise complaint. This proverbial slap on the spiked wristband not only brings to mind the adage that “if...

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  • September 25, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 163

    Maybe Baby

    In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, filmmakers Abe Levy and Silver Tree (The Aviary) discuss the production of their latest film collaboration, One of Our Own, a seriocomic look at surrogate motherhood. Throughout the hour-long...

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  • September 22, 2006 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 138

    Nomaville: The Beard

    My wife, the Contessa, and I recently had occasion to visit a Central Coast college town, quaint but hip, where swarms of students hovered like furtive moths in that twilight between “juvenile” and “minor.” The distinction between...

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  • September 20, 2006 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 141


    My wife the Contessa has a crush on San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, and I’ve never bothered to fathom why. To me, he’s always seemed like a lost Baldwin brother squeezed into the familial lineup somewhere betwixt Alec and...

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  • September 13, 2006 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 157

    Corison Winery

    In the face of the post-Sideways Pinot consciousness creeping over palates, like an umlaut on naïf, winemaker Cathy Corison proudly describes herself as a “Cabernet chauvinist.” It’s refreshing to hear a woman stand by...

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  • September 12, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 144

    Back to School

    In this episode of the Daedalus Howell Show, we go back to school – or at least I do – literally. As a freshman in 1986, French and drama teacher Madame Wadsworth suspended me for a bawdy stage production of Dr. Strangelove. 20...

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  • September 7, 2006 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 139

    Nomaville: Details

    “The devil is in the details,” they say. A close variant I most recently heard in an OK Go tune suggests “the demon is in the design.” I once witnessed the rather ungainly “the Prince of Darkness is in the planning” tumble from...

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  • September 4, 2006 • Culture Dept. • Views: 133

    The Week That Was: Desert Safari

    Ladies and Gents — When we were pre-fab and livin’ as The Lids, our homemade (and gloriously dodgey) folk cabaret act, one of our numbers was a pithy ditty dubbed Desert Safari (an ersatz ode to the Empire in the key of...

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