The Decadent Decade

When I mentioned to a stranger that this magazine was about to celebrate its tenth year in publication, he reacted with violent dismay.   “Ten years?”...

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...

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...

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...
Adventures with Alcohol

Adventures with Alcohol: The Binge That Changed History

In the turbulent spring of 1970, Richard Nixon had recently sent 50,000 troops into Cambodia, the U.S. Congress had just dumped the nomination of...

Fast Times in the Vomitory

Fast Times in the Vomitory My troubled body dangled from the eighth floor window, gagging, convulsing, puking, and it dawned on me that I ought...
Dionysus Rising

Dionysus Rising

The savage drumbeat grew louder as the worshippers of wine whirled, gyrated and staggered ever faster around the gilded altar. Letting loose great animal shrieks...

I Busted Out of Rehab!

I kneed the guard in the gut and laughed as he collapsed like a dynamited bridge. He went down hard but managed to swing his...

Drunken Treasure

There is enough 150-year-old whiskey resting underground where the old river queen sank to get 130,000 people pie-eyed. It's worth five million dollars, and...

Vive La Tequila!

Pass through the gates of the border crossing at Tijuana and walk 100 ft. and you will be confronted by a hundred cabs and...