The Effervescent Delight of a Properly Made Tom Collins

College is generally a dark time for cocktails. I remember a summer back in 1994 when all I ordered at my local watering hole's Dollar Drink Night was my newly discovered favorite: the Vodka Collins. The surly bartenders we descended upon in droves would throw a slug of the cheapest liquor available into a glass, drown … » 4/24/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Mr. Mike's America: A Comic's Trek with SNL's First Head Writer

It was a time when people walked the nation's streets with orange-foam pads clamped to their ears and antennae bouncing above their heads. The newspapers of the day told of several thousand men and women who had allowed themselves to be paired off and married by the leader of a religious cult, while on television there … » 4/24/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

At the Fights with Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting and Filth Author

Irvine Welsh, the Scottish author of a long string of drug- and crime-ridden classics such as Trainspotting, sits in the passenger seat of my Dodge Avenger. We're driving through the West Side of Chicago as the sun sets over vacant industrial lots in Cicero, a grimy, working-class suburb just across the street from the … » 4/23/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Dancing Off the Edge: Irvine Welsh on America's EDM Culture

From being very much a minority taste, the beat-laden, drug-fueled behemoth of electronic dance music is now the USA's mainstream entertainment, with the repercussions of its infiltration into American culture yet to become manifest. EDM's explosion is a fascinating phenomenon for seasoned observers of the dance-music… » 4/22/14 9:49pm Tuesday 9:49pm

An Egg-Cellent Hangover Cure

There are those mornings when there simply isn't enough energy and hand-eye coordination at your disposal to make breakfast and a cocktail. Here's the good news: We have the drink to solve that problem. As a public service to the hungover, every week we track down the best bartenders in America and ask them to share… » 4/19/14 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins on Evolution, God and Morality

Running our Richard Dawkins interview during Easter week? We're going to Hell. Though Richard would assure us that we're not. It's hard to tell, really. But no matter which side of that debate you fall on, Dawkins' conversation with Chip Rowe is a must read. Enjoy the full discussion here and to read every article the… » 4/17/14 10:00am 4/17/14 10:00am