July, 2008

  • July 31, 2008 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 192

    Ms. Lonelyhearts

    Some extract a “me” from media – works that foment the development of our personalities and provide a model for who we may become. Critics of mine might suggest “Revenge of the Sith” and “Midnight Cowboy” as personal...

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  • July 28, 2008 • Culture Dept. • Views: 174


    Hats off to Portland-based designer Nubby Twiglet, who designed the above logo for the ever-evolving Daedalus Howell brand experience. Nubby details some of the creative process that went into the logo’s genesis at her blog....

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  • July 24, 2008 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 125

    Old News Never Dies

    Like many in my trade, I constantly strive to balance the personal and professional aspects of my experience, which is to say, I write about myself a lot. Let me assure you, darling legion of readers, that this is not (always) due to...

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  • July 18, 2008 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 189

    Multiple Choice

    Saturday, July 19 is my birthday. I’ll be infinity – or at least, that’s how it feels as one reticently wades into one’s mid-late 30s. I’m not coy enough to say, “I never thought I’d live this long,” however, I will admit...

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  • July 15, 2008 • Interviews • Views: 664

    Gang a Bong: Tommy Chong

    In 2003 comedian Tommy Chong, long-associated with the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, was arrested for “conspiracy to manufacture and distribute drug paraphernalia” as part of a nationwide sting dubbed “Operation Pipe Dreams.” Chong,...

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  • July 10, 2008 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 267

    Citizen Kane Remake

    The estate of Orson Welles has denied rumors that a local media consultancy has procured the rights to digitally insert Sonoma Valley brand names into an upcoming re-release of the director’s masterpiece, Citizen Kane. Sonoma-based...

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  • July 10, 2008 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 162

    Outhouse, Gummo and the Ring

    Dear Columbia University, below are further examples of Nomaville journalism that might have been overlooked by the Pulitzer Prize committee (yup, we’re still awaiting word on our last dispatch – also, did you get the cannoli?). These...

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  • July 7, 2008 • Culture Dept. • Views: 171

    Gen What?

    Washington Post scribe Ian Shapira deftly explores the generational name-game in his article, What Comes Next After Generation X?. Apparently twenty-somethings are dissatisfied with such appellations as “Generation Y” and...

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  • July 6, 2008 • Culture Dept. • Views: 147

    How Zoomr’s Thomas Hawk Sees Sonoma

    Thomas Hawk, “evangelist” and CEO for the photo-sharing start-up Zooomr,” is approaching his goal to publish a library of 1,000,000 finished, processed photographs before he dies with this photo-set of 78 images shot...

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  • July 1, 2008 • Culture Dept. • Views: 132

    The Pixar Touch

    David E. Price’s The Pixar Touch is a comprehensive portrait of the pixels and perseverance that shaped Academy Award-winning animation juggernaut Pixar Animation Studios. Price deftly unravels Pixar’s tightly braided helix of...

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