The War on Booze

The War on Booze is nothing new. We're all familiar with the reign of terror called Prohibition. Going further back, temperance leagues have scolded and...

Inebriated In Iran

Before I knew better than to trust my elders,  one of them convinced me that Ireland and Russia had no rivals as destinations for...

The Last Good Time

I'm standing here at the bar trying to ignore these two hot chicks who I'm fairly sure have been staring at me for the...

Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective: The Case of Boone’s Farm

I was driving north up US 34 toward Wray,  CO, sipping from a Big Gulp of Sprite that was half Sprite and half Canadian...

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...

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...

Lush Lit Book Reviews: Girl Gone Mild

Girl Gone Mild Smashed by Koren Zailckas Viking Press I was sold on the title alone: Smashed, a term that brings warmth to the heart of a...

Drunk Talk: The New Crop of Bar Slang

500 lb. hitchhiker a patron who is being deliberately ignored by a bartender or waitress. bar magnet  the invisible force that makes it nearly impossible...