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Your Friend & Humble Narrator

Welcome to my own private Lumaverse. This is where I riff and write on narrative works that comprise an interconnected story world inspired by my experience as a small town reporter in Petaluma, CA, (a.k.a. Lumaville). The town is where I grew up, where I repatriated, and where I work (and by “work” I mean drink, dream, and dread with occasional flurries of manic output). The novels and films share characters and other preoccupations of their author-auteur — mainly neo-noir, sci-fi crime, the paranormal, pills, the Many Worlds Theory, the cultural irrelevance of Generation X, and my own mordant sense of humor. Sometimes, I share the process and other thoughts in a blog and podcast. — DH

Blogs & Columns

Journo | Notebook

To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

Dear James Joyce – It being Bloomsday and all, I just wanted to apologize for not having finished reading Ulysses. Again. I know, I know, this is totally ridiculous, not least of which because my own mother named me for one of your major characters...
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A Lost Interview with the Late Anthony Bourdain

A Lost Interview with the Late Anthony Bourdain

A previously unpublished interview with the remarkable Anthony Bourdain, who is probably the only man who ever uttered: “Dishwashing saved my life.” He will be missed.
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Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story

Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story

Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story finds me as Lando Calrissian’s PR guy, having somehow discredited myself as a reporter at the Dagobah Post Dispatch. I try to do something chivalrous for a slave girl and it turns out she's an undercover space cop for the New Republic.
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Art House Films for the Compleat Idiot

Art House Films for the Compleat Idiot

Before we discuss art house films, we must take a stroll: Long before the "Dummies" guides, there was How To Keep...
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Happy Easter: How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny and Other Sunday Fun

Happy Easter: How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny and Other Sunday Fun

Of the many chocolate bunny torture-porn videos available on YouTube (and be assured, there are many), by far the most...
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NYTimes: Garlington and Bertotti’s Paper Arch at the Smithsonian

NYTimes: Garlington and Bertotti’s Paper Arch at the Smithsonian

Congrats to pals Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti whose collaboration, "Paper Arch," figures prominently in “No Spectators: The Art of...
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Year to the day

Year to the day

Last year, we stood here convincing ourselves we could make a movie. This year, that movie is in the can....
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How to Celebrate Pi Day Like Dr. Strangelove

How to Celebrate Pi Day Like Dr. Strangelove

In honor of Pi Day, the annual commemoration of the mathematical constant pi, or 3.14 (hence, March 14), below are...
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Behold! The First Official Trailer for Our Indie Art House Feature Film Pill Head

Behold! The First Official Trailer for Our Indie Art House Feature Film Pill Head

This is how your author-auteur is celebrating #oscars2018 — We're releasing, for your consideration, the first trailer for our feature...
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Everything You Need to Know About Conceptual Art But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Need to Know About Conceptual Art But Were Afraid to Ask

Marcel Duchamp has been a personal hero of mine since Orion Letizi and I managed to shoehorn the phrase "Nude Descending"...
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About

Author-Auteur

Enigmatic. Controversial. Strange. Always interesting.

Writer-director Daedalus Howell began his career in letters as a paperboy for the Petaluma Argus-Courier. Since then, he has created over 40 short films, music videos, and branded entertainments that have appeared on MTV, IFC, HBO, and BiteTV. He co-created the original comic series, R&H Educational Films, for Universal/Showtime, co-produced the film The Aviary and wrote and directed the upcoming feature film Pill Head, which is now in post-production.

Howell has written premium content for Medium, wine stories for Men’s Health, and produced arts coverage for the San Francisco Chronicle among hundreds of other bylines from local media like the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Sonoma Magazine, and the Petaluma Argus-Courier.

He’s the author, most recently, of Quantum Deadline, which the North Bay Bohemian observed is a “…noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody that’s by turns poignant, witty and comic.” He is a host of the Daedalus Howell STORY podcast and blog (DaedalusHowell.com), appears frequently on The Drive with Steve Jaxon (KSRO). Howell is also the Senior Brand Editor of award-winning experiential exhibit design house Group Delphi.

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