September, 2007

  • September 30, 2007 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 138

    Vineyard of Earthly Delights

    There is little I would hesitate recommending whole-heartedly in Nomaville. Order blindly from any menu in town and chances are you will be pleased. Up the ante by selecting randomly from the wine list and your pleasure will likely double....

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  • September 21, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 159

    News Rapport

    Should it be “putting the me in media” or the I ? The real question is “who cares?” Apparently, me do – at least enough to include a link to David Templeton’s “Speed of Film” article from this week’s Bohemian....

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  • September 20, 2007 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 178

    Spitzy & the Dame

    This is not a eulogy, nor simply the blues – this is an outright dirge. Spitzy and the Dame are splitting Nomaville for some far away place, the name of which denial forbids me recall. My only salvo is Chief Cotati’s Curse. You...

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  • September 12, 2007 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 149

    Smoking in the Sky Box

    By the time this little riff hits the presses, the smoke will have cleared. At least we can hope it’s cleared. ’Twas the “Lick Fire,” the result of an illegal debris burn far and away, south of San Jose, which tinted the local...

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  • September 6, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 147

    Antler Chandeliers


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  • September 6, 2007 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 192

    Skipped a Beat: Sonoma’s Forgotten Poet

    There has been much chatter lately regarding the 50th anniversary of the publication of On the Road, Jack Kerouac’s picaresque novel thought by many as the Beat bible (which, I suppose, would make Allen Ginsberg’s Howl the movement’s...

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  • September 3, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 158

    Writing Gags for Award Shows

    Surely, every company has one – the de facto go-to guy for gags, aphorisms and other ephemera written to float the fearsome, gaseous godhead of Oz. Paging Mr. Howell. I was asked to pen a sketch to proceed an auction lot at the Sonoma...

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  • September 1, 2007 • Interviews, Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 193

    Peter Coyote and Rod Lurie Chat

    The movie trailer voice over in my head presently sounds like this: “He thought he had left Hollywood behind for a quiet life as a wine country newspaperman… But Hollywood had another idea…” An orchestra spike, of course,...

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  • September 1, 2007 • Culture Dept. • Views: 144

    Meanwhile back at the Raunch

    The 15th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction is nearly as deadly as last year’s wine-soaked charity extravaganza. The auction’s theme, the Wild Bunch, owes a direct debt to western auteur Sam Peckinpah’s film of the same...

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