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An Advanced Amateur Reviews Stag – The Steak, Taters, and Gravy of Beer photo
March 29, 2013 | Food & Drink

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Stag – The Steak, Taters, and Gravy of Beer

Mike Bezemek

In a roadside gas station along Highway 21, in the Missouri Ozarks, I scan the beer cooler. Less than 100 miles south of St. Louis, AB-InBev products dominate my view. The red and white

No Bull Bourbon Reviews: Blanton's photo
March 15, 2013 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No Bull Bourbon Reviews: Blanton's

Christopher Newgent

The clinical term for what happened was a myocardial rupture, which basically means her heart exploded under the stress of her living. I got the call while I was taking a Latin quiz, and I'll

Elijah Craig 18, and How Things Can Change photo
February 8, 2013 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

Elijah Craig 18, and How Things Can Change

Christopher Newgent

Five years ago I took some pills hoping to lose the perpetual 10-15 pounds that I would always like to lose. Today I’m in Denver because those pills turned out to be sugar pills, and the FDA had a

Review of Grape Stomping photo
February 4, 2013 | Food & Drink

Review of Grape Stomping

Jessica Vozel

We won’t drink the juice and we won’t make wine with it.  Because, well, feet. But the secret none of us shares is the fairground sun has emptied our heads of moisture—the secret is, we are all

No Bull Bourbon: Evan Williams Egg Nog photo
December 14, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No Bull Bourbon: Evan Williams Egg Nog

Christopher Newgent

This Evan Williams Eggnog has all of what you’d expect in a nog. That strong taste of Christmas, of vanilla and cream and cinnamon and nutmeg.

One Creature's Review of the Denny's Hobbit Menu photo
December 10, 2012 | Food & Drink

One Creature's Review of the Denny's Hobbit Menu

Barry Graham

In the original 1937 edition of The Hobbit, Tolkien promises in his description, “If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: Dickel No. 12 Goes to Church photo
November 9, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: Dickel No. 12 Goes to Church

Christopher Newgent

This month’s column was going to be about quitting my last job, but what’s the point. It was mostly uninteresting anyway. Everyone was happy for me and I put in my final two weeks without mess or

No Bull Bourbon: Jim Beam photo
October 19, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No Bull Bourbon: Jim Beam

Christopher Newgent

I still remember how he'd pour, like a ritual, like he still does to this day when he mixes himself a Beam & Pepsi at the end of the day.

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Pabst Blue Ribbon - A Beer Fit for Human Beings photo
October 12, 2012 | Food & Drink

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Pabst Blue Ribbon - A Beer Fit for Human Beings

Mike Bezemek

A massive plaster moon rotates above the rooftop bar, casting a milky glow over my fellow patrons. One by one their orders are placed. A vanilla bean porter with toasted nut highlights. A

Southern Soft Drink Archeologies photo
September 24, 2012 | Food & Drink

Southern Soft Drink Archeologies

Barry Grass

In the back of my fridge, behind the bottles of Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale and cans of Good People IPA and bottles of Lipton Green Tea with Citrus and assorted bottles of water, there’s a bottle of blue pop.

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: A Primer photo
September 14, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: A Primer

Christopher Newgent

A true bourbon is a bourbon with a story worth remembering. It doesn’t have to be a good bourbon, but then a true story doesn’t have to be a good story.

On Fear (And, OK, Also Steak) photo
September 12, 2012 | Nonfiction, Food & Drink

On Fear (And, OK, Also Steak)

Amy Butcher

I was twenty-two the year I realized I was scared of everything.

Redefining All-You-Can-Eat: Our 14 Hour Challenge to Ryan's Steakhouse photo
June 1, 2007 | Nonfiction, Food & Drink

Redefining All-You-Can-Eat: Our 14 Hour Challenge to Ryan's Steakhouse

Blake Butler

It is 1:38 pm the day after the event and the best way I can think of to describe the way I feel is: food hangover. I'm dressed in the loosest clothing I own with a throbbing, deep-seated headache

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HARDCORE

Mik Grantham

 

"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage) 

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"Her Lesser Work is far and away my favorite of your books, and 'G.O.A.T' in particular is a blast of brilliance."

     -Garielle Lutz

"Um, is 'Plant Hospital' both the hottest story and the hottest piece of literary gossip of the decade?!"

     -Rebecca van Laer

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Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.