The Exotic Booze Club: An Interview with Brian Armstrong

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Brian Armstrong is an Australian-born filmmaker and booze-hound. Founder and president of Red Rock films, he has spent the last couple of decades roaming the globe searching for scenes of natural beauty and/or housing dangerous animals. His films, now totaling fifty and rising, have been seen on National Geographic TV and the Discovery Channel’s annual […]

Ancestral Intoxication

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Intoxication has been interwoven with human culture since about five minutes after we decided we were in favor of culture and sat down to map some out over a few jars of beer. Over the next several millennia our forebears contrived a truly astonishing array of ways to go on a bender, and an equal […]

Drunken Diplomacy

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The Set-Up The history of sports broadcasting has been a steady stream of the unremarkable, which, thankfully, has been punctuated by eruptions of the brilliant, the virtuosic, and the sublimely idiosyncratic—broadcasters who seem to effortlessly confer maturity, dignity, sagacity, and emotion upon sporting events of every kind. I’m talking about guys like Vin Scully, Red […]