January, 2010

  • January 31, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 176


    An experiment in hosting a video podcast. Aborted pending a better idea....

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  • January 29, 2010 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 258

    Sonoma’s Underground Public Art Movement

    Though Sonoma boasts a statue here, a mural there, the Valley’s relative dearth of public art may account for an increasingly apparent faction of rogue artists who have come to fill the void. Aesthetic renegades, Sonoma is their...

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  • January 28, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 208

    Hanna Winery and Vineyards

    Your faithful lifestyle scribe penned the “Upfront” piece in the January-February edition of Tasting Panel Magazine. The profile of Hanna Winery and Vineyards president Chris Hanna is part of an issue-wide “Women in...

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  • January 22, 2010 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 252

    Direct to the Free Wine at the Direct to Consumer Symposium

    Conferences and conventions are a superb way to pretend one is working when one is actually not. I’m not sure what actually occurs at conferences apart from the formation of ad hoc drinking clubs and complaints about crappy wi-fi....

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  • January 20, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 234

    Mustache Machine

    When Japanese school girl fetishism surpassed that of the Catholic school girl (“and her tiny little mustache,” as Frank Zappa sang in his lurid paean to the plaid-clad adolescents), it brought with it a new chapter in vending...

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  • January 15, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 1759

    Ransom Note Generator

    So, you’ve taken your cyber-bullying to the nth level and finally kidnapped your victim and now you need to shake some people down for his ransom. But you don’t want a forensics lab tracing your handwriting back to you,...

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  • January 7, 2010 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 191

    Shaken and Blurred

    Among the more prevalent literary clichés are those that trade on writers and their relationship to alcohol. When writers write about drinking it is often in prose wearied by mock-heroics, broad bombast and the pale insight achieved by...

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