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Writing in Cafes

Remember writing in cafes? My own obsession began with Christine’s Cafe in Petaluma in the mid-’80s but quickly metastasized into San Anselmo’s Cafe Nuvo...

Home De Coeur

This issue is ostensibly "home decor" themed, which at any other moment in our collective social history is perfectly fine. But with less than...

Zach Woods’ ‘David’ Delights at SJSFF

There comes a time in every reporter’s career when an actor must be interviewed because they’ve directed a short film. These moments are fraught...

Comedian Aidan Park Shares The Art of Being YAY!

Grammarly, the online writing assistant, says I’m a “vocabulary virtuoso,” which is just a polite way of accusing me of thesaurus abuse, to which...

Nietzsche Is Peachy

If you’re reading this, I will presume that you’re still alive. Congratulations. This is a difficult feat to accomplish these days. Maybe even more...

Beers for Fears

No word yet if smoke taint will obliterate this year’s wine grape harvest, but...

A Recitation for the River

When it comes to quarantine hobbies, binging Netflix and day-drinking on Zoom top the...

The End Is Meh

Any other Gen Xers remember, back in the ’80s, when the Gipper was going...

Inauthenticity cure

Some flack from West L.A. beamed me a release for a premium, naturally-alkaline spring...

Crisis Is Our Brand

In times of crisis, some Westerners are fond of saying that “crisis,” when written...

When should movie theaters reopen?

Netflix fatigue. It’s practically a pandemic itself. The remedy? A shot of real-life cinema—square...

Apres Nous

Je dis ça, je dis rien is a French idiom that translates literally as,...

Poetry as Prophecy

I’m hazy on the details, but apparently a couple of freelance astronauts parked a...

A Star is Bored

Why wait for the inevitable deluge of COVID-19-themed horror films when you can script...

Rolling the Bard

April 23 or so marks William Shakespeare’s 456th bday. For the sake of this...

Verdant Veritas

For some, the story of cannabis in California begins with the passage of Proposition...

Seize life by the quote

When I first stood on the periphery of what we could call my screenwriting...

M-M-M-My Corona

It was inevitable that the Knack’s 1979 classic track, “My Sharona,” would catch corona...

Don’t Panic

I’m a pretty shabby audio processor (just ask anyone who’s ever conversed with me),...

The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care

A “cottage witch,” according to Witchipedia, is “a witch whose magickal practice focuses mainly on the home.” Add to that 36 sustainable rituals to...

Home De Coeur

This issue is ostensibly "home decor" themed, which at any other moment in our collective social history is perfectly fine. But with less than...

Zach Woods’ ‘David’ Delights at SJSFF

There comes a time in every reporter’s career when an actor must be interviewed because they’ve directed a short film. These moments are fraught...

Comedian Aidan Park Shares The Art of...

Grammarly, the online writing assistant, says I’m a “vocabulary virtuoso,” which is just a polite way of accusing me of thesaurus abuse, to which...
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