Drama Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives an intoxicating performance.
Drama Rod Lott
In a short career largely dominated with genre films — from Final Destination 3 to this past summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter —
Mary Elizabeth Winstead always has exuded a certain something. But
nothing that ever suggested the level of performance she delivers in Smashed.
Nonfiction Rod Lott
When Tom Folsom terms his new nonfiction work, Hopper,
as “a rebel biography,” he’s not kidding. Not only is his subject a
rebel, but so is his approach. A you-are-there POV, fonts that interrupt
the narrative — you’ve never read a celebrity bio quite like it, and
that’s certainly befitting of its star.
Everyone loves a classic Bloody Mary. Here’s where to find some wonderfully different concoctions of the famous drink.
Food and Drink Features Angela Botzer
The “hair of the dog that bit me” is often mumbled the next morning, after a night of excessive drinking. This age-old request for alcohol’s curative properties for a hangover is sometimes known to lessen the effects of the night before.
Welcome spring with wines and beers fit for the season.
Food and Drink Features Greg Horton
“Drink pink” is the rallying cry of spring for many wine lovers. The big reds of the fall and winter are retired in favor of lighterbodied wines for warmer weather, and the more patio-friendly the better. While white wines, especially sweeter ones, dominate the spring and summer, many wine lovers still prefer dry, red wines.