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Articles

The House of Good Cheer

The perennial comic strip “Andy Capp” has recently been banished from the Washington Post as an evil influence, and small wonder. In Andy’s world there...

True Alcohol Action!

Helmsman of the notorious publishing company Feral House,  Adam Parfrey has been called “America's Most Dangerous Publisher.” Mr. Parfrey would prefer, however, to be...

In Praise of the Bawdy Ballad

Before his untimely death, Bill “The Fox” Foster presided over Comedy Central’s notorious “The Man Show” as its mascot and inspiration. A grinning, wrinkled man...

Soused Cinema

From the flickering beginnings of motion pictures to the multiplex-filling offerings of today, alcohol has played a major role in the movies. In fact, the...

Got Kymyz?

From Tatarstan to Kyrgyzstan to Tuva, in what used to be the great thirsty interior of the Soviet Union, Central Asian nomads have the...

Soused at the Southpole

When we think about Antarctica we tend to think about vast tracts of frozen wastes, of desperate men whipping dogs toward lonely deaths or...
Sluice Your Gob!

Sluice Your Gob

ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him. BARREL FEVER. An overpowering thirst...
Drink Your Way to Health!

Drink Your Way to Health!

Shaping Up Your Inner Child Your girlfriend says it, your parents say it, and everyone at the court-mandated A.A. meetings say it: “You need therapy...

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...

Rise Of the Dives

Night falls on San Francisco's bustling North Beach district as tourists, flesh peddlers and hipsters troll the sidewalks beneath an ashen sky. I maneuver past...

Volatile Cocktail: An Interview with Cocktail Scientist Dr. Troy Parsons

I met with Dr. Troy Parsons in the President’s Club Lounge during his two-hour layover at Denver International Airport. He’d just arrived from Houston where...

Drunkard of the Issue July 02: Andi Ayers

First drink: I was seven years old, hanging with my father and sister. He bought a six pack of Coors and a six pack...

Best Bar Moves

The Barstool Hunker This popular move (though there’s not much actual moving involved) is usually practiced in dives that cater to regulars. How it’s done: First...

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