Daedalus Howell

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A Lost Interview with the Late Anthony Bourdain

Upon learning about the suicide of chef, author, and media personality Anthony Bourdain, I remembered that he and I had spoken for an interview …

Northern California

’Tis a strange serpent – Drinking in Literature (with Friends)

From Viking magical mead poetry to Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, here’s how writers have encapsulated an eternal boozy truth<p>I’ve written a few …

Literature

In The Waste Land Between a Day Job and Dream Job | Daedalus Howell | STORY

Per my own translation of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf: “MAGIC THEATER ENTRANCE NOT FOR EVERYBODY… ONLY FOR THE MAD!” As such, this <i>premium</i> work is made …

From an alternate universe

<b>(1 of )</b> Courtesy of Daedalus Howell Daedalus Howell.<p><b>(2 of )</b> Courtesy of Daedalus Howell Daedalus Howell's new book "Quantum Deadline."<p>From his early …

It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been | Daedalus Howell | STORY

I remember when I was first on the periphery of what I guess we could call my screenwriting career and some Hollywood dickhead asked me “What’s your …

Keep the Aspidistra Dying: I'm an Artist Not a Creative Entrepreneur | Daedalus Howell | STORY

Per my own translation of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf: “MAGIC THEATER ENTRANCE NOT FOR EVERYBODY… ONLY FOR THE MAD!” As such, this <i>premium</i> work is made …

Why Some Online Video Stars Opt for Facebook Over YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO — Laura Clery has the trappings of a YouTube star — seven-figure annual earnings, brand sponsorships and millions of fans who watch her comedy videos — except for one notable difference: She’s finding fame and fortune on Facebook.<p>With three million followers on the social network, Ms. …

The Dank Stank of Mendo Pinot: The 2015 Pacific Redwood Organic Mendocino Pinot Noir

The 2015 Pacific Redwood (Organic) Mendocino Pinot Noir is the viticultural equivalent of licking a psychoactive toad. You’re not sure who’s …

That Time My Fear of Artistic Inauthenticity Met The Fear Doctor | Daedalus Howell | STORY

Per my own translation of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf: “MAGIC THEATER ENTRANCE NOT FOR EVERYBODY… ONLY FOR THE MAD!” As such, this <i>premium</i> work is made …

Transmedia, Worldbuilding and Weird German Words | Daedalus Howell | STORY

Per my own translation of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf: “MAGIC THEATER ENTRANCE NOT FOR EVERYBODY… ONLY FOR THE MAD!” As such, this <i>premium</i> work is made …

Storyboarding Pill Head: The Process Begins | Daedalus Howell | STORY

With the script (all but!) locked and pre-production well underway, production designer Karen Hess/Hell has started sketching the storyboard for our …

That Time My Fear of Artistic Inauthenticity Met The Fear Doctor

Before I walked the plank into indie authorship, I did time as a small town newspaperman. As my affiliations grew, so did the amount of press …

Fake News

Quicksand. Don't make it weird. | Daedalus Howell | STORY

A lot of people thought the movie <i>Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull</i> jumped the shark when Indy survived an atomic bomb detonation by …

Burning Down the Art House, Part 3: Nostalgia, The Good Disease | Daedalus Howell | STORY

<i>This is Part Three of three part series on my exploration of the elusive Art Film. (Check out Part One and Part Two, or listen to the podcast on</i> …

Burning Down the Art House, Part Two: Death Becomes Him | Daedalus Howell | STORY

<i>This is Part Two of three part series on my exploration of the elusive Art Film. (Check out Part One and Part Three, or listen to the podcast on</i> …

Burning Down the Art House, Part One: Poseurs, Parodists and Pill Head, an Art Film | Daedalus Howell | STORY

<i>This is part one of three part series on my exploration of the elusive Art Film. (Read Part Two and Part Three, or listen to the podcast on</i> …

From Kendall-Jackson With Love (and So Much Food and Wine)

As the editor of a wine blog, my inbox runneth over with Valentine-themed wine pitches. It’s like celebrating V-Day in my grammar school, when …

PUNCH | Why Wine Matters

In the introduction to her classic culinary memoir, <i>The Gastronomical Me</i>, M.F.K. Fisher responds to a series of preemptive questions (they’re more …

Wine in a Can: And So it Begins (again), from Backpack to Book Club

Wine in a can. Remember a decade ago when the big debate was cork versus cap? Simpler times, my friends. Now, we’re entering a new era – Bottle vs. …

I Taste Red by Jamie Goode: Book Review

William Kelley recommends I Taste Red by Jamie Goode as a good read for curious wine lovers who want to learn more about the science of taste. Read …

I'll Never Be Your Mr. Beast of Burden: Portrait of a Zinfandel

Go to a fancy restaurant. Order the chocolate torte. Mash the customary raspberry garnish into the torte with your fork. Acquire an old specimen of …

Napa is RAD Again – Wine, a Train and Art Collide to Become RAD Napa

Whilst Sonoma County can’t get its SMART train to budge (the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit initiative remains something of a ghost train having …

A Wine Blog | Wine Culture Lifestyle | Daedalus Howell, Editor

Uncategorized Daedalus Howell - June 16, 2006<p>Greeting visitors at Cline Cellars' tasting-room door is a realistic, life-sized rubber butler, molded …

Glass in Hand: A Toast to our Favorite Artists Who Died in 2016

How to Survive New Year's Eve (and Not Die Trying)

New Year’s Eve annually conspires to reduce many of us into blithering, alcohol-infused morons. And some of us will die. The irony is many of us use …

How Sean Thackrey's Pleiades Became Your Favorite Triple Vowell Wine

So, the 24th edition of Sean Thackrey’s Pleiades (label babel: vintage indecipherable unless you read the pithy romance copy; varietal unspecific – …

Why Balletto Vineyards Pinot Noir is the Best Friend You Wish You Had

The Balletto Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, is an old friend who drops in out of the blue, regales the table with tales of …

Why Wine Has More Alcohol Than Ever

It’s 10% boozier than wine from the ‘90s<p>In the 1970s, actor-turned-Paul-Masson-wine-pitchman Orson Welles admonished, “We shall sell no wine before its time.”<p>These days, Welles might say, “We shall sell no wine before it’s practically a distilled spirit.”<p>A new study from the University of …

University of California

Join the Clüb

click to enlarge<p>In 1988, four misfit drama geeks started a band, only to have their bassist mysteriously disappear on the eve of their big gig.<p>That's …

Petaluma Happy Hour: Do Your Post-Election Recovery on the Cheap

In this set, Petaluma Happy Hour ranges from “The Happiest Hour” to the “Extremely Happy Hour.”<p>Given the turmoil wrought by the presidential election …