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May 25, 2022

Hot Summer Guide 2022

It's summertime and the living is easy—at least for those whose privilege it is to enjoy the attractions of this wine country wonderland we...
May 18, 2022

On the Sculpture Trail: Public Art in Cloverdale

Public art in Cloverdale For many, knowledge of sculpture starts with Rodin’s “The Thinker” and ends somewhere near David’s fig leaf. Fortunately, for nearly two...
Photo by Daedalus Howell I WORKED Until I didn’t.
May 11, 2022

Space Case: Co-working saves lives

When not properly stowed, writers go bad. Not their writing, but their souls. We curdle easily and need to be handled with kid gloves—scratch...
Archival image of the 1940 Petaluma Census Enumeration X MARKS THE ART A vintage map of Petaluma, updated to indicate the approximate location of the Petaluma Arts Center.
May 11, 2022

Mind Map – A Petaluma ‘Thought Experiment’

For many, abstract explorations of “place” begin and end with polymathic superhero Buckaroo Banzai’s observation that “No matter where you go, there you are.” Carin...
Daedalus Howell SECRET CODE Do it if you dare.
May 4, 2022

Content is Dead, Long live content

By Daedalus Howell Remember when "content was king?" I do—in fact, I remember the very moment I first heard that damnable phrase. It was 1999...
Apr 27, 2022

Art Smarts – Where to send your PR

Self-help gurus sometimes coach artists to “stay in your own lane,” which is a wonderful affirmation of the infinite, individual pathways to success.  Except, of...
Apr 19, 2022

Prestige Play: Local playwright David Templeton honored

“To be a or not to be a playwright” has crossed the mind of more than a few scribes. For Petaluma’s resident playwright, David...
Apr 5, 2022

Fantasy Fave: Word Horde sparks local imaginations

The quests of many fantasy novels lead to a specific destination. If you’re under four feet tall and travel barefoot, say, chances are you’re...