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Soused Cinema

From the flickering beginnings of motion pictures to the multiplex-filling offerings of today, alcohol has played a major role in the movies. In fact, the...

100 Years of Modern Drunkard Magazine

A Slanderous Birth The first incarnation of what was to become Modern Drunkard Magazine was a one-page death threat written by saloon keeper Hiram...

New and Improved Booze: A Look Back at the Wacky Alcohol...

That’s Not What You Said Last Night. Good thing he’s wearing a fishing hat or we’d think they were referring to...well, anyway, it doesn’t matter...

On a Bender in Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show is widely considered one of the most innocent and endearing television shows of all times. Yet drunkenness and moonshining were major...

Drunk Talk: The New Crop of Bar Slang

13 stepper   n.  someone attendingAlcoholics Anonymous (usually mandated by the state) while still maintaining a drinking lifestyle; the thirteenth step is forgetting the previous...

The Heroes Of Hooch

Few subjects have inspired artists like intoxication. Some works celebrate sozzlers, propping us on a dais for a little while, displayed at our hiccupy...

Supersonic Swingers and Sophisticated Misfits: An Interview with Shag

Modern Drunkard Magazine: The vast majority of your art revolves around the culture of alcohol. Why is that? SHAG: I was raised a strict...
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