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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.
Pot revolution
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 30, 2012
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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

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 28, 2012
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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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 13, 2012
Short take: Drunkboat

Review: Drunkboat(1)

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
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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.
Summer cocktails
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  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  
By CHELSEA COOK AND JEFF INGLIS  |  June 01, 2012


2012 Boston Beer Summit

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
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 27, 2012
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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
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  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
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  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).
After Party
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 16, 2012
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The subtle thief of youth

The John Milton drinking game.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  February 03, 2012


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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
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 30, 2011
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Facebook party pics

Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  December 23, 2011
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Review: Zapoteca

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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 25, 2011
The Descendants: Film

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2011
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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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 28, 2011


The Rum Diary

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
By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 28, 2011
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 30, 2011

Liquor blues

"For great sale prices, there's no place like Maine."
Maine's booze economy
By AL DIAMON  |  September 16, 2011
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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.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011
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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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011


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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.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2011
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Holding on

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
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  July 29, 2011
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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
By JOSH SMITH  |  July 22, 2011
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Happy hour

What time is it?
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By KARL STEVENS  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  June 24, 2011


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The Housemate Circus

Karl channels his inner Bil Keane.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  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?
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 01, 2011
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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?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 26, 2011
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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
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 28, 2011