May 11, 2022

Space Case – Co-working saves lives

When not properly stowed, writers go bad. Not their writing, but their souls. We curdle easily and need to be handled with kid gloves—scratch...
May 4, 2022

Content is Dead – Long live content

By Daedalus Howell Remember when "content was king?" I do—in fact, I remember the very moment I first heard that damnable phrase. It was 1999...
Apr 27, 2022

Art Smarts – Where to send your PR

By Daedalus Howell Self-help gurus sometimes coach artists to "stay in your own lane," which is a wonderful affirmation of the infinite, individual pathways to...
Apr 19, 2022

Prestige Play: Local playwright David Templeton honored

“To be a or not to be a playwright” has crossed the mind of more than a few scribes. For Petaluma’s resident playwright, David...
Apr 6, 2022

Fantasy Fave: Word Horde sparks local imaginations

The quests of many fantasy novels lead to a specific destination. If you’re under four feet tall and travel barefoot, say, chances are you’re...
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Mar 30, 2022

Automat Documentary Recalls 20th Century Self-Serve Restaurants

There was a time when, for the price of a nickel, diners could participate in a uniquely American food phenom. The Automat anticipated both the...
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Feb 23, 2022

DVDs Are Flat Circles — Bedrock Music and Video Closes

Since the late ’80s, San Rafael's Bedrock Music and Video is very likely the place where a generation of Marinites bought their first CDs,...
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Feb 8, 2022

Hops Spring Eternal —‘FeBREWary’ Returns

Before the advent of search engine optimization, newspaper headlines leaned heavily on puns, which accounts for my vestigial admiration for “FeBREWary.” Devised as a month-long...