Over 90 percent of our cultivated land is vineyards. Alastair Bland asks: What is monoculture, and why is it a bad thing?
Facebook on the Wane
With lost luster and market share, the once red-hot site makes way for Tumblr and Google+.
News Blast: Community Clinics; Debt Ceiling "Compromise"
Uninsured options under attack; Rep. Lynn Woolsey on the unbalanced deal.
Green Zone: A New Park in Roseland
Underserved, out-of-city-limits Latino community to finally get a large park complementing Bayer Farm.
Media: Sex, Lies and Apps
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman on making your own damn movie.
Open Mic: Singing Klezmer and Gaza
Preview: Trace Adkins at the Sonoma County Fair
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" singer represents both the serious and absurd sides of country music.
Interview: Dan Hicks' Kollege of Musical Knowledge
The erstwhile tunesmith brushes off his swing-era influences for an educational show.
Preview: Gaia Festival at Black Oak Ranch
Aaron Neville, India.Arie, the Wailers, Galactic and more at inaugural fest.
Coincidentally timely Errol Morris documentary on British tabloid sex scandal.
Profile: New Family Farm in Sebastopol
Meet the area's only farm where draft horses still plow the fields.
Preview: Wine on the Fringe
Eighth Street Wineries in Sonoma; Napa Valley Urban Wine Crawl; and West of West Sonoma Coast Wine Festival.
Swirl: Freeman Vineyard & Winery
Ken and Akiko Freeman have bought, restored and rejuvenated this west Sebastopol spot.
Stage Review: 'Macbeth' and 'The Complete History of America (Abridged)' at Marin Shakespeare Co.
The monster that is 'Macbeth' gets the best of this production; reduced-history show also loses momentum.
Art Preview: 'Above the Earth, Below the Sky' at Local Color Gallery
Mike Shoys and Kai Samuels-Davis reflect the local beauty of the county.
Letters to the Editor
August 3 - 9, 2011