Putting a Price on the Fourth of July

Unless we’re willing to pay, Sonoma’s eighth-best-in-the-nation Fourth of July may become a memory. Story & Photos David Bolling The advertised circulation for Travel & Leisure magazine is just under 1 million copies per month. Employing the conventional, if inflated, multiplier that holds each copy is read by approximately 2.3…

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Wax On…

Robert Kamen reflects on writing 25 screenplays and making 98-point Cabernet. By David Bolling Photos: Steven Krause In the last 35 years Robert Kamen has written roughly 25 films that have grossed close to $3 billion, and during that time he has produced 16 vintages of exceptional cabernet sauvignon grapes…

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Meg Ryan to be Honored at Film Festival

Will appear with her first directorial film. It may be unfair that Meg Ryan’s most memorable onscreen moment, during the film When Harry Met Sally, was a fake orgasm in Manhattan’s Katz’s Delicatessan that, according to film historians, took hours and hours to shoot. The same scene produced one of…

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Movies, Marijuana and Me

By Jonah Raskin Photos: Steven Krause When George Lucas makes movies, I watch. And when he talks, I listen, especially when he appears to be channeling Darth Vader and speaking from the “Dark Side.” No one in the movie industry knows the “Dark Side” and “The Force” better than the…

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Trixie’s Makeover

She didn’t say yes, she didn’t say no. Photos: Steven Krause Like Cher and Madonna and Adele, and Elvis and Sting and Prince, Trixie has no need for a last name. She is simply Trixie, and when you say it, everyone in Sonoma knows at once who you’re talking about.…

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