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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.

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So Long, And Thanks for All the Memes.

Reclaiming My Digital Voice. I've been recovering from a recent bout of digital marketing. I don't want to go into where or how I got it, just that...
Metropolis Movie

On Anthony Burgess and Inspiration: The Me in The Metropolis Movie

Artists can absorb influences so deeply, it can be renewing — if not startling — when we discover traces of them in our later, "mature" work. By traces, I don't mean George...
Bloomsday

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...
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A previously unpublished interview with the remarkable Anthony Bourdain, who is probably the only man who ever uttered: “Dishwashing saved my life.”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.
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.