May, 2009

  • May 29, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 228

    Tune in, Turn on, Drop By for a chat

    Steve Jaxon, host of The Drive on KSRO News Talk 1350 AM, has invited Ryan “Flash” Lely and I back to preview our  summer forays into media and beyond. Those in the greater Sonoma County area can tune in at 3:05 p.m., PST, to 1350 AM...

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  • May 25, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 182

    When Brands Attack

    CollegeHumor’s Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, the tw0fer talent behind the eponymously titled online show “Jake and Amir,” will emcee the next week’s 2009 Digital Content NewFront confab during Internet Week New...

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  • May 24, 2009 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 319

    Sonoma Surveillance

    One advantage of living in the Age of Information is that even Joe Sonoma has access to the kind of spy-fi gadgetry that would have made early incarnations of James Bond feel woefully inadequate. Add to the fact that we live in an...

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  • May 23, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 301

    Voice from the Past and Future

    As Hulu continues to siphon viewers from TV land into its gaping maw of its voluminous server-barns, we can finally say “Convergence is upon us.” Fortunately, no one is using the word “convergence” anymore. However, back when we...

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  • May 17, 2009 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 185

    Business Travel on the Cheap

    Your intrepid reporter and aspiring media mogul has returned from a weeklong tour of business stops and family visits across the continent (LA to NYC with, somehow, a pit stop in St. Helena). Though I travel frequently for business,...

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  • May 17, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 233

    Pop Art Moment: Icarus

    While the Contessa and our friend Petra are busy assailing the staff of Room&Board with questions about the availability of mocha-hued microfiber on the “Jasper” sofa and chaise combo, I’m having my own...

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  • May 9, 2009 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 300

    Introducing the iBump

    It’s long been recognized that fetuses can hear as early as five months, but as to what they hear beyond Mom’s physiology is still up for debate. As an expectant father, this makes me naturally dubious of “prenatal...

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  • May 4, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 231

    Left Bank: Lunch on the Gauche

    If you ever want to get in the good graces of your editor, take him or her to lunch at the Larkspur’s convivial French brasserie, the Left Bank. Part of a chain also represented in Menlo Park, San Jose, Pleasant Hill and San Mateo, the...

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