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Episode 5: Gin and Tonics With Sid Pink

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder and Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest: Impresario Sid Pink,...

10 Drinks with Gary Shteyngart

Modern Drunkard Magazine: Richard Owen said the relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical. Gary Shteyngart: Richard Owen? MDM: He was...
Jeppson's Malort

Strange Brews: Jeppson’s Malort

I don’t know how many countries actually signed the Evil Booze Nonproliferation Treaty of 1903, but we can safely say it was a total...

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...
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...

Running from the Death Angel

“Oh sweet Jesus, we’re out of tequila,” Otto slurred from the passenger seat, flipping the empty bottle out the window. “There is no way...

For Jesus’ Sake, Smash! The Days and Nights of Carrie Nation

A majority of Americans today agree that our country’s 13-year “experiment” with Prohibition was a catastrophic failure. In truth, it failed like few human endeavors...

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...

New and Improved Booze: A Look Back at the Wacky Alcohol Ads of Yesteryear

That’s Not What You Said Last Night. Good thing he’s wearing a fishing hat or we’d think they were referring to...well, anyway, it doesn’t matter...

No Beer, No Peace

Chicago, circa 1850, was a rough-and-tumble city crouching by the chilly, windy waters of Lake Michigan, a final outpost on the edges of the...

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...

For Whom the Booze Tolls

Ernest Hemingway had rolled into Key West a couple of weeks earlier. After touring the local dives, he settled in at a rough and...

Art Industry Needs Whiskey

From 1935 to 1943, FDR's Work Projects Administration (WPA) pressed hundreds of unemployed artists into service creating silk-screen posters designed to inform and encourage...

Drunkard of the Issue March 06: Brian Bachelor

This Kentucky gentleman reveals the healing properties of moonshine, how to chug on the cheap, and why it is sometimes necessary to ride a...

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