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Articles

The Roommate Situation

Cheap beer is akin to tap water. It's a free-for-all, but everyone should help pay the water bill. Good beer is different. Generally speaking, you...

A Smashing Debut

The debutante ball is an anachronistic and potentially beautiful occasion. Taking its roots from aristocratic England, the debutante ball was originally devised as a way...
Clash of the Tightest

Bout 7: Ruth Vs. Faulkner & Bout 8: Bogart Vs. Martin

This installment completes the culling of the original herd of 16 super hoochers into a hard-drinking eight. Last month we witnessed Charles Bukowski’s psychological destruction...

The Politics Of Drinking and Driving

PLACERVILLE, CA —Richard Moody isn’t in favor of driving drunk; he’s just opposed to hysteria. He organized a local effort to make it clear...

The Dry Piper

William Wilson was, by his own account and those of others, a degenerate alcoholic. After a quasi-religious epiphany, he “cured” himself and went on to...

The Blackness

Rick. Rick, get up. Hunh? What time is it? It’s 6:30. You have to make your tee time. Are you crazy? I feel like there is...

On a Bender in Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show is widely considered one of the most innocent and endearing television shows of all times. Yet drunkenness and moonshining were major...

The Art Of The Shot

"Let’s do a shot." Are there four words in the drunkard’s vocabulary more heartening than those? Four simple words, yet so packed with drama and...

Bar Vamp Secrets Revealed!

You've see her: Sitting alone at the end of the bar, forlorn, dangerous, vulnerable and predatory. Her mixed signals fan out in judgment-jamming waves, perplexing...

Drinking Games

In the fall of 2001 outraged Cleveland Browns fans hurled beer bottles at NFL referees, and everyone was outraged. Tales came to light of Babe...

The Fine Art of the Free Drink

“Oh, the rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure of drinking at somebody else's expense.” —Henry Sambrooke Leigh Does anything taste as sweet as a free drink? What...

Drunkard of the Issue July 05: Scott Wexton, The Voodoo Organist

The Devil makes quite a few appearances in your music. Does the Devil drink? If he existed, I’m sure he would. Probably whiskey mixed with...

Columns and Regular Features

Modern Drunkard Video

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