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Murphy's Film Picks

Dirty Country
Dirty Country; courtesy of Milkhouse Productions

Hey film nerds and nerdettes, here are some groovy film picks happening around your neighborhood. Check in next week for another exciting installment of the Reel. Until next time kids, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Around Town

•  11/8-18: Tenth Annul Asian Film Festival - check website for details

Eco-Shopping and Sipping


Irian Jaya

My friend Kristen is an avid fashionista (and blogger) who’s also very eco-conscious, so when I found out that Arboretum, a relatively new eco-fashion boutique in Healdsburg, was having a fundraiser and fall fashion fete last Saturday, she was the first person I IM’ed.

The Beat Master

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Techno artist and producer Matthew Dear played cuts off his new and decidedly more pop effort Asa Breed at Mezzanine on Thursday, October 18.

MATTHEW DEAR
Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear Matthew Dear

Use Your Words

Eat + Drink Poll

Our office is an overstuffed set-up constructed with no offices and no cubicles. Just one big open space where you can really reach out and touch someone—the perfect environment to drag everyone into your own procrastilagging.

Animal House

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Philadelphia-based psychedelic group Dr. Dog played tracks off their recent album We All Belong for a rambunctious crowd at the Independent on Thursday, October 18.

DR. DOG
Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

The Wall


courtesy of Jeff Wall

It’s a well-known truth that people always want to be what they are not. This seems especially true when it comes to hair color (if only I could pull off red!) and occupation (oh, to be an astronaut).  I’ve noticed recently that every artist I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with insists their art is closer to another genre than what it seems, in a “yes, I make wood carvings, but I consider them to be paintings” kind of way.

Carrots Grand Opening Soiree

Carrots
photography by Jami Witek for Drew Altizer Photography

Look of the Week: Sarah Shaw

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create a runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

 Sarah Shaw
For the day: Tom K Nguyen velvet striped blazer ($395); Diane Von Furstenburg ruffle blouse ($207); Paige black velvet jeans ($173).

Zappa Luxury



Here’s the latest entry in Lagunitas Brewery’s homage to Frank Zappa, named for his album Kill Ugly Radio.

It’s delicious—by the way—rich and creamy, with a lot of hoppy flavor. 

Department of Ridiculous Promotions



I get quite a few samples of wine—and generally appreciate the wineries that send them. It helps me discover new wines and chart the progress of all the great labels I already know.

Sometimes, however, wineries tend to get a little too cute in the way they promote themselves. I understand the need to stand out in a highly competitive market, but occasionally it crosses the line from amusing to annoying. I’ve been shipped Walla Walla onions and a recipe for onion rings along with a Washington Merlot, and I’ve been sent an oversized oven mit, barbecue tongs and cheap sunglasses to go with some Napa cab.
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