August, 2007

  • August 23, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 170

    Boss of Gloss

    FL2, otherwise known as Fine Life Magazine, Issue No. 2, hits newsstands today. Being the editor of a wine county lifestyle rag has its perks – namely the ocean of wine that arrives at the office by the case – or two – thanks to the...

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  • August 22, 2007 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 143

    Nostrildamus Nose All

    Unlike some of my pals, I don’t need to walk into the local pub to get my nose whacked. I mastered the art of the self-inflicted nasal wound using that ubiquitous instrument of the Nomaville experience – the wine glass. How I...

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  • August 19, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 165

    Space Invaders

    Winding down the Californian coast this weekend piqued a peculiar anxiety in me, the genesis of which I could not immediately place. The usual culprits (craggy coastal cliffs, the great, gaping maw of the midnight sea), were not the...

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  • August 15, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 172

    Atomic Teenager

    This week in Nomaville, I return to one of my perenial obsessions — the bomb — by way of another obsession — Dr. Strangelove. Both notions culminated into something of a personal nuclear meltdown my freshman year in high...

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  • August 15, 2007 • Interviews • Views: 249

    Forever Sean Young

    Blade Runner, the seminal tech-noir film directed by Ridley Scott inspired by a Philip K. Dick story, has been a cultural touchstone since its original release in 1982. Now, celebrating its 25 anniversary, star Sean Young candidly...

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  • August 14, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 169


    No, I’ve not let this corner of the web go feral – I’ve merely been recovering from my recent speaking tour, which included a pit-stop at Legare’s in Portland and appearances at the 38th Willamette Writers Conference....

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  • August 3, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 168

    Live @ Legare’s

    Join me for a reading from Action Figure Sold Separately, my forthcoming book of essays at my old chum Jon Legare’s joint. The gig begins at 8 p.m. at the aptly named Legare’s on 1532 SE Clinton St., Portland, Oregon. Call...

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