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PRAISE THE LORD AND POUR THE AMMUNITION

Our familiarity with the world of high finance stops at hunting for change on the bar-room floor. Nevertheless, we always look forward to the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. Well, one page of it, anyway: Eric Felten’s column, “How’s Your Drink,” is a deconstruction of a different cocktail every week, garnished with well-researched […]

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BAD DRINKS IN GOOD BOOKS

Ever since the Beachbum was 86’d from his local library (apparently bunking overnight in the stacks is frowned upon … who knew?), he’s procured his books the same way he procures everything else: by beachcombing. Vacationers tend to leave their paperbacks behind when it’s time to head home, so we catch up on our reading […]

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THAT’S HOW WE ROLL

Remember that 1980s Spy magazine feature, “Logrolling In Our Time”? Every month, Spy would run a back-cover quote by Author A praising the latest book by Author B, followed by Author B’s back-cover quote praising the latest book by Author A. Lest we be accused of logrolling in our time, let it be known that […]

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