September, 2006

  • September 28, 2006 • Culture Dept., Sonoma Co.

    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.

    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., Sonoma Co.

    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 • Culture Dept.

    SonomaWino: Plumpjack

    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 • Culture Dept.

    SonomaWino: 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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