To The Bottom!

Of the many things Russians are famous for, first and foremost is their monumental appetite for booze. They approach the act of drinking with breathtaking...
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Hacking New Vegas: Weird scenes from DEFCON

“I'm sorry, sir,” says the walleyed clerk, “I don't have the keys to that. We'll have to wait.” I take out my flask and show...

Next Time, Hold the Ice

In myth and song, the sinking of the Titanic lingers as a metaphor for the end of the Edwardian age and for the dangers...
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The Drunkard’s Guide to Sin City

A couple I know recently approached me on the eve of their first trip to Las Vegas, looking for advice. They’d heard I was...

You Spill–We Kill!

I staggered through the gauntlet of scantily-clad tribeswomen and their brutal staffs rained down like the Devil's own hailstorm. I gritted my teeth against...

Cold War Cocktails

Try to imagine a bar frequented only by star-crossed lovers. A watering hole inhabited by couples doomed never to share each other's lives —...

Liquored Up in LaLa Land

 Ah, yes, the City of Angels. The city of high hopes and crushed dreams. The glitzy crucible where stars are forged, where Bukowski battled and...

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...

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...

Mullocked In Minneapolis

Thursday Denver International Airport 2 Budweisers Airport bars should be exciting. You want to be sitting next to some chap in a pith helmet off to safari...