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Daedalus Howell researches the recherche near the epicenter where arts, society, and culture collide. This magazine is a record of his explorations.

Codling’s Walken Exhibit Cues the Muse

Matisse had his Odalisque ?? painter John W. Codling has Christopher Walken. ("And now, little man, I give the watch to you.") Codling?s series, ?Sundays with Chris,? a study of the actor,? is on exhibit from...

Film Fest Day One: Kitchen Synchronicity

I?m not one for omens, signs or symbols, particularly when they fall outside the realm of my creative work (the early, sad voyages of which were often across a veritable sea of Joseph Campbell...

Say it and Spray It: Graffiti & Marketing

In a consultation recently, a client enquired about the efficacy of ?street stencils? as part of a branded entertainment campaign. I took this to mean ?spray-painting the URL to their online video all over...

Blackoutman signs off

Pal Brian Jostmeyer relayed the sad news today that our friend Dan French – beatific barfly, dark horse littérateur and Zen rebel – had been found dead in his apartment in China. French had...

Award-winning Static People Go Halfsies Unplugged

There’s an adage in publishing circles that goes “novelists are born at 40.” In music, however, most rock stars are dead at 40, or at least their best creative years are behind them. San...