On Background

I first put the "me" in "media" as a Petaluma paperboy. Now I'm a grown-ass newspaperman. Bylines have appeared in Men’s HealthRivertown Report and the North Bay BohemianDitto the San Francisco ChronicleSonoma Index-TribuneSonoma Valley SunSonoma MagazineLos Angeles Downtown NewsPetaluma Argus-CourierPacific Sun and Made Local (full list under Clients/Editorial).

I've made short documentary films and you’ve heard me on KRCB, KSVY and on The Drive on KSRO. I also operate the Culture Dept. blog and podcast.


A Podcast Mini-Series

I kick off the second season of my blog and podcast venture Culture Dept. with a three-part mini-series, which explores how my interest art films was stoked by three parody short films I saw as a kid – Python’s French Subtitled Film, George Coe’s De Düva, and Tom Schiller’s La Dolce Gilda – brought me to a lifelong love of the films of art house heavyweights Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, respectively. — Daedalus Howell


Part One

Whilst developing my feature-length art film, Pill Head, I ask why I'm drawn to the genre and whether it's really a genre at all. Godard may know...


Part two

Still in pursuit of the elusive art film, I find my way to Ingmar Bergman through the portal of parody and pubescent thanatos. Behold, De Düva... 


Part Three

Tom Schiller’s SNL hat tip to Fellini, La Dolce Gilda, starring Gilda Radner evokes a nostalgia trip for your host that ends in a music video.

I Heart Sonoma

How to Live & Drink in Wine Country

Daedalus Howell

Through a Wine Glass, Darkly

When writer Daedalus Howell left a middling career in Hollywood and returned to his native Sonoma County, he expected to find the rural, rolling hills of his youth. Instead he found the bucolic landscape transformed into "Wine Country."

Howell soon embarked on a personal journey through words and wine, writing hilarious personal essays on the dark side of "wine country living."

“’I Heart Sonoma’ pokes fun at just about every aspect of wine country life, from the unspoken Napa-Sonoma feud to ‘the lethality of wine and yoga pairings.’” – Press Democrat 
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Release: 2012 | Trade Paperback & Ebook | Publisher: FMRL | Distributor: Ingram | ISBN-13:978-0-967100135 | LCCN: 2011945828

The Tea Cup Whale

How to Find Your Creative Niche

Stand out from the rest of the pod: 
• Discover your own, unique creative niche
• Grow your creative career by thinking “small” 
• Find artistic satisfaction and recognition
Includes real life examples and exercises to find your creative niche!