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As marijuana laws ease nationwide, Maine leads — and responds
With a marijuana legalization proposal on the horizon and a medical cannabis program that continues to evolve, Maine is an active participant in the country's pot revolution.
| November 30, 2012
Booze Your Own Adventure!
On October 4–6, the first-ever Boston Cocktail Summit will slake the city’s thirst for knowledge with more than 75 seminars, tastings, and parties at hotels and watering holes around town. We’ve assembled an interactive guide that hits some highlights. R
| September 28, 2012
Give it a Twist — and enjoy!
When the original Silly's restaurant opened nearly 25 years ago, the owners chose Albert Einstein as their mascot — an image of him, hair akimbo and tongue extended, graces the sign and menus.
Have a Silly summer
| July 13, 2012
Despite a title taken from Rimbaud's poem, Bob Meyer's debut has less in common with the wunderkind symbolist than with David Mamet and the Coen Brothers.
Hamming it up
| July 13, 2012
A beginner’s guide to the city’s best heat-beating drinks
There are only two things that make us feel better when our legs stick to the seats on the T, or when a five-minute walk down the street leaves us drenched with sweat in the most embarrassing places.
| June 08, 2012
In post-drinking death, is anyone responsible?
Conflicting reports about why exactly Nathan Bihlmaier was asked to leave RiRa on the night of May 19 — whether he was drunk, whether he was behaving inappropriately toward another patron, or whether he stumbled over some musical equipment — leave quest
Summer in the City
CHELSEA COOK AND JEFF INGLIS
| June 01, 2012
Photos: Boston Beer Summit 2012
Boston Beer Summit attendees had only two days to sample from the annual craft beer showcase, held at the Park Plaza Castle on April 13 & 14, 2012.
Boston Beer Summit | Park Plaza Castle | April 13 & 14, 2012
| April 27, 2012
Shelf life: Building the Best beer store
I spend a lot of time in liquor stores (hey, it's in the job description).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
| April 06, 2012
Hater-Ade pub crawl
The plan was simple: pub crawling, drinking beer, and watching March Madness basketball games with friends.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
| March 23, 2012
City to revisit its late-night venue policies
Stock up on Red Bull: It might soon become more possible to stay out past 1 o'clock in the morning in Portland (without being crammed into someone's house party).
| March 16, 2012
The subtle thief of youth
The John Milton drinking game.
| February 03, 2012
Photos: Solstice Circus welcome winter at Plough & Stars
Solstice Circus celebrated this year's winter solstice at Plough & Stars in Cambridge on December 22, 2011.
Solstice Circus | Plough & Stars | December 22, 2011
| December 30, 2011
Facebook party pics
Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
| December 23, 2011
Thanksgiving invites us to reflect on the Anglo-American model of indigenous relations: play nice for a bit, even share a feast, then murder everyone.
Sending Mexican upscale — with a brick oven
| November 25, 2011
Review: The Descendants
George Clooney puts in what may be his best performance as Matt King, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family that can trace its pedigree back to the 19th century Princess Margaret Ke'alohilani, descendant of King Kamehameha, and bride of Matt's great, great,
For Clooney, it's all Payne, all gain
| November 18, 2011
Review: Gingko Blue
As the recent Ken Burns documentary Prohibition revealed, the woman-led movement to eliminate alcoholic drinks was fueled by a desire to eliminate a certain kind of masculine behavior — loud, abusive, irresponsible loutishness.
Getting the tone of a cocktail bar just right
| October 28, 2011
Review: The Rum Diary
It's neat seeing Depp, more than a decade after his balding Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , as the younger Hunter S. Thompson, softening mannerisms later made brittle with cocaine, even if the performance is all surface.
Depp as the younger Hunter S. Thompson
| October 28, 2011
Prohibition drinking game!
Leave it to Ken Burns and PBS to crash our romantic Boardwalk Empire fantasies with a scholarly five-and-a-half-hour, sepia-tinted tome about the rip-roaring Twenties.
Play along with the upcoming Ken Burns documentary
| September 30, 2011
"For great sale prices, there's no place like Maine."
Maine's booze economy
| September 16, 2011
Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy
There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
| August 26, 2011
Urban Fest gets ugly
It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
| August 12, 2011
We've got beer
Even by Massachusetts political standards, Brewgate was a weird episode.
What Brewgate tells us about political attitudes. Plus, Wisconsin is a warm-up for 2012.
| August 12, 2011
Of all the details to emerge from the Norway atrocities last Friday, one of the most harrowing was the thought of those frightened, bewildered youngsters leaping from the shores of Utøya, dragging their limbs through the gloppy water as if in some kind
Death’s confluence: Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian terror victims
| July 29, 2011
A six-pack to go
A year and a half ago, I started writing this column by trying to assemble the ultimate mix-a-six pack.
A half-dozen bottles of happiness
| July 22, 2011
What time is it?
| July 08, 2011
Liquored up + lacquered down
It's possible that every member of the 125th Maine Legislature is dead drunk.
Maine's senators need to sober up
| June 24, 2011
The Housemate Circus
Karl channels his inner Bil Keane.
| June 24, 2011
Health 'n' hops
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that beer, when drank in moderation, "promotes health." Trappist monks in Belgium and the Netherlands referred to it as "liquid bread."
Is beer good for you?
| April 01, 2011
Mission to marzipan
Marzipan qua marzipan — popular in Western Europe, Germany, and the Middle East — can be found stateside behind the counters of Italian bakeries. Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End sells 12 different kinds throughout the year and over a hundred pieces
Fucking food trends: How do they work?
| March 26, 2011
Review: MTV's ''Skins''
MTV has rated its new Skins TV-MA LDS - which in plain English means teenagers smoking weed, popping pills, fucking each other, and having emotional breakdowns in a scripted show that MTV would like us to think is designed to be viewed by adults.
MTV attempts an American do-over
| January 28, 2011
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