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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.

Cosmopolitan

This is my attempt to scam a free drink at the Girl and the Fig... She sipped, squinted her eyes, sipped again. “Well?” She pulled a swath of hair behind her ear, then pronounced that the cucumber...

Happy Holidays from FilmArt3

Below is some hand-made holiday content ready for Christmas consumption. The Most Dangerous Christmas is a riff on the classic Richard Connell short story (garnished with a few yuletide twists cooked up during...

Han Solo in Carbonite, Hippy Art Style

Behold, Han Solo in Carbonite... In Sebastopol. I think. Spied this specimen of public art at the entrance of a parking lot on North High Street in Sebastopol, CA. As they say, "Nailed it."

SonomaWino: Cline Cellars

Greeting visitors at Cline Cellars' tasting-room door is a realistic, life-sized rubber butler, molded from latex and dressed in a tuxedo. He stands eerily motionless, like the pre-Robin Williams post-encephalitic patients in Awakenings. The...

Whistle While You Work: How Low Can You Go?

I just caught myself whistling. This is how I know I?ve climbed out of whatever depression I?ve stumbled into with the added bonus of not noticing when. Suddenly, I was happy. It?s like those...