Category: Culture

  • Seasoned

    Seasoned

    More than thyme is on your side Who could forget 1992’s Death Becomes Her? Here’s a refresher: Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn play fading Hollywood rivals whose supernatural beauty treatments (and murderous subplottings) eventually find them a pair of catty zombies who require the efforts of “Ernest” (an alcoholic, put-upon former plastic surgeon played by…

  • Wake Up and Smell National Coffee Day

    Wake Up and Smell National Coffee Day

    Americans consume 491 million cups of coffee every day, and a disproportionate amount of that is due to me. Had the National Coffee Association, who conducted the survey, called me, I might’ve helped get that number to a cool half billion. I’m one of the 65% of Americans who drink coffee every day, not because…

  • The Lunar Codex, Or…

    The Lunar Codex, Or…

    Lunacy Codified as a Dick Pic? Like any artist, notions of posterity occasionally creep into my consciousness: Will my work outlive me, or will I outlive my work? Right now, me and my work are neck and neck, though I sometimes suspect my work is killing me (though the result, I suppose, would be a…

  • Talk is Cheap… And I Like It

    Talk is Cheap… And I Like It

    Check, check… Is this thing on? And… we’re back! One of the pleasures of being a local media gadfly is getting down with O.P.P. — Other People’s Podcasts — yeah, you know me. Daedalus Howell | Story Desk is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Here…

  • Elizabeth Holmes: Blood Countess

    Elizabeth Holmes: Blood Countess

    Cross Pitch: The Theranos Founder meets Elizabeth Báthory Orange is the new blood for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes who checks into a federal prison camp for women in Bryan, Texas, today. Holmes’ blood-testing tech was intended to perform hundreds of analyses from a single drop of blood (just a dab will do ya!). It didn’t…

  • Are you there Zod, it’s me Daedalus.

    Are you there Zod, it’s me Daedalus.

    Communication Breakdown 1. 2. From:  Daedalus Howell <dhowell@dhowell.com> To: General Zod <zod@phantomzone.com> Date: May 26, 2023, 11:27 PM Subject:  Superman Situation Gen. Zod — Welcome back from the Phantom Zone, man! Didn’t expect you back so early. Sorry my phone died right when you texted. The irony, right?  It’s been iffy since that time I dropped into…