Media Diet

If the surfeit of commercial real estate suddenly available throughout Sonoma is any indicator, I’d say the economic downturn has arrived in the valley. Clearly, I’m not an economist (if I hadn’t married an MBA, my accounts would drain the … Read on.

Cheech and Chong

Before Harold and Kumar?s parents smoked their first joint, mainstream consciousness had been permanently altered by stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Reunited after a quarter-century hiatus from their partnership huffing and puffing and bringing down the house in their … Read on.

Apple 1984 Mac Ad Turns 25

January 24, 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple Macintosh personal computer ? a brilliant, world-changing phenomenon in its own right, but January 22 might be equally important.

Before author John Hodgeman became a beloved anti-PC … Read on.

Smile, You’re on Ultrasound

Among other professional considerations, newspaper columnists and criminals also share the mugshot. I’ve had my share. The first came after a thwarted attempt at grand theft auto at age 15, another at 19 for boozing on a college campus, followed … Read on.