alcohol http://wamc.org en "The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" By Olivia Laing http://wamc.org/post/trip-echo-spring-writers-and-drinking-olivia-laing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>The Trip to Echo Spring</em>, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver.</p><p>All six of these writers were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast. Often, they did their drinking together: Hemingway and Fitzgerald ricocheting through the cafés of Paris in the 1920s; Carver and Cheever speeding to the liquor store in Iowa in the icy winter of 1973.</p><p>Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself. One spring, wanting to make sense of this ferocious, entangling disease, she took a journey across America that plunged her into the heart of these overlapping lives. As she travels from Cheever’s New York to Williams’s New Orleans, and from Hemingway’s Key West to Carver’s Port Angeles, she pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, from the horrors of addiction to the miraculous possibilities of recovery.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81756 at http://wamc.org "The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" By Olivia Laing "Quickie Whiskeys" hope to challenge market http://wamc.org/post/quickie-whiskeys-hope-challenge-market <p>A Cleveland entrepreneur has uncorked a new contender for the thriving whiskey market. Aptly named “Cleveland Whiskey,” it’s being touted as a 60-day bourbon that rivals brands aged 10 years or longer. Idea-stream’s Brian Bull looks at the trend of “quickie whiskeys” and their potential as game-changers in the multi-billion dollar whiskey industry.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Brian Bull 61893 at http://wamc.org Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours http://wamc.org/post/counties-consider-tightening-bar-hours <p></p><p></p><p>Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59711 at http://wamc.org Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours "Drinking with Men: A Memoir" by Rosie Schaap http://wamc.org/post/drinking-men-memoir-rosie-schaap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosie </span>Schaap's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new memoir, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594487111/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594487111">Drinking with Men<img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594487111" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been </span>Schaap’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> refuge.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.rosieschaap.com/">Rosie Schaap</a> has been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, a community organizer, and a manager of homeless shelters. A contributor to <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/"><em>This American Life</em></a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org">npr.org</a>, she writes the “Drink” column for <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:11:48 +0000 Joe Donahue 55897 at http://wamc.org "Drinking with Men: A Memoir" by Rosie Schaap Uncle Al Capone http://wamc.org/post/uncle-al-capone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Deirdre Marie Capone is Al Capone's grandniece and is author of the new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982845103/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0982845103">Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0982845103" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>. The book is a portrait of the Capone family and its mob trade examines what it has meant to survive the storied legacy of the family's forebears.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55952 at http://wamc.org Uncle Al Capone