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Drunkard Rights Watch

Give Your Kid Brother a Beer, Lose Your Driver's License RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolinians who provide alcohol to people who are too young to...

Here’s How to Make a Fucking Bloody Mary

I wasn't aware until fairly recently that there are some people out there—grown-ass adults, even—who have never had themselves a Bloody Mary. That's wrong. And...

The Lost Art of the Bender

The bender. The very name brings to mind drama and danger, tragedy and determination. That strange and forbidden part of town you always wanted to...

Secrets of the Broken Man Bender

Broke your leg? Don’t sit there feeling sorry for yourself—hobble your way to free drinks! You hurt yourself. Bad. So bad you can’t work, can’t...

Drunkus Maximus

Bibamus moriendum est. Death is Inevitable; Let's Get Drunk. —Roman Aphorism Turn on the news or flip through a magazine and you are confronted with stories of greed,...

Bullfights, Whores and Tequila: An Interview with Avant-Garde Filmmaker Larry Wessel

In a genre crowded with self-styled mavericks and eccentrics, Larry Wessel manages to stand head and shoulders above other documentary filmmakers.   Figuratively and literally. An...

The Great Drunk: Lushing Large with Jackie Gleason, Part 1

Jackie Gleason drank up life in huge, full-throated swallows — straight-up, no mixer, and the tab was on him. And when I say life,...

Prankster of the Gods

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water. —Horace People drink for lots of reasons— escape, relaxation, to catch...

The Greatest Drunk on Earth: Andre the Giant

Do you have a favorite drunkard? Some amazing man or woman, past or present, who stands colossus-like atop the Big Keg, the ground below littered...

Rhythm and Booze: The Top 86 Drinking Songs

This list was selected from over 5,000 songs about alcohol. Ranking is based on longevity, popularity, originality and controversy. Thanks goes out to the...

FDR: Portrait of a Drinking President

The opening flashback in the made-for-HBO film,   Warm Springs,   sublimely captures what possibly was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's primary motive for pursuing a political career. On...

Juicing On The Job

There was a time when drinking on the job was not only accepted, it was considered one of the major perks of joining the...
The Martini

The Martini

Gary Travis picked up his pace. The wind was up and a fast chill was sweeping into the night. He would be early for...

Ladies Thirst, Part 2

The Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace “Grania” O’Malley was born around 1530. She was the daughter of Dudara “Black Oak” O’Malley, a powerful Irish chieftain...

Drink Yourself Silly

Inebriation is, as we all know, a pretty goddamn good time. It puts a spin on the world — physically and metaphorically — and opens...

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Booze-Soaked Fiction

Adventures with Alcohol

All the Pretty Pictures

How To Articles

Drunkards of the Issue

Inebriate Interviews

Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching