January, 2010

  • January 31, 2010 • Culture Dept.


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

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  • January 29, 2010 • Sonoma Co.

    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.

    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 • Sonoma Co.

    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.

    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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