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2005 Stories by Corina Zappia

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  • The World's Strongest Beer

    published June 21, 2005

    In the beer industry, Jim Koch is a bit of a weirdo. Neither well-paid monkey of Anheuser-Busch nor enterprising Belgian monk, he hovers in some... More >>

  • "Can I Interest You in Cumming?"

    published June 21, 2005

    Alan Cumming seemed unconcerned. His appearance at Sephora in Union Square last... More >>

  • The Taste of Summer

    published June 14, 2005

    Finding a definitive answer to what goes into sangria is akin to forcing a spaghetti recipe out of one extremely reticent granny. "Well, let me... More >>

  • For Once, Kajagoogoo Has Purpose

    published June 14, 2005

    You'd probably sell your own mother before you sold that iPod, you hardened mp3 punk. So why do you still have those old Wham tapes lying around?... More >>

  • Getting Plowed on Pound Cake

    published June 7, 2005

    Oh, to sit in on one of those brainstorming pow-wows where restaurants and bars hatch fantastically batty, press-worthy innovations: "Check it... More >>

  • Dirty, Pretty Things

    published June 7, 2005

    Not only the creative director of Barneys known for his ingenious, unconventional window installations, Simon Doonan is also a sly humorist and... More >>

  • Aggressively Adorned

    published May 31, 2005

    We fear big jewelry. We might look at the model on the cover of Vogue and think she looks unbelievable wearing a crystal the size of a... More >>

  • Behind the Bar

    published May 31, 2005

    Mark Collins, a 31-year-old bartender from Cork County, Ireland, talks to us about the first few weeks at More >>

  • Buy My Stuff

    published May 31, 2005

    "David Beckham's coming!" Adidas PR excitedly informed us last week. The soccer Adonis, one-half of Posh-and-Becks Brit royalty and father to... More >>

  • Mariah's Panties for Sale

    published May 31, 2005

    We're still eagerly awaiting Mariah Carey's lingerie line, which was slated for a launch soon after the release of her album, The Emancipation... More >>

  • Private-Dick Delight

    published May 24, 2005

    With that faintly upper-crust-sounding moniker, I always envisioned the gimlet as the sophisticated swingin' uncle to the vodka tonic. In truth,... More >>

  • What Suits You

    published May 17, 2005

    Swimsuit season is always a dreadful time, in part because the fashion mags and clothing industry lag behind the modern consumer. Feeble attempts... More >>

  • Gettin' Baked

    published May 17, 2005

    It's a beautiful thing, when unlikely partners go great together. We're thinking here of that holiest of matrimonies, pb&j—and not the... More >>

  • My Frumpy Face Is Melting Off

    published May 17, 2005

    Most of us foolishly believe a quick smear of lipstick at the end of the day will perform some glittering transformation, and we're clearly living... More >>

  • Room For Norm: A Bar a Mile Long Accommodates Everyone

    published May 17, 2005

    Frustrated L.E.S. bar crawlers, take note: At Lucky Jack's, there'll be no "bellying up to the bar," no "pushing through the throngs," or any... More >>

  • Die, Absolut Mandrin, Die

    published May 10, 2005

    To real mixologists, pre-flavored vodka is the Circus Peanut of the cocktail world. A comical simulation and fine for a quick fix—yet upon... More >>

  • The Mint Masquerade

    published May 3, 2005

    For many of us, our first introduction to the mint julep is from reading The Great Gatsby—from this we discover it’s a drink... More >>

  • X-Treme Possibilities

    published May 3, 2005

    A building without steel supports, standing 40 feet high. A zipper that is resistant to biochemical contaminants. Saving a life with a woven... More >>

  • My Lovely Lady 'Rita

    published April 26, 2005

    Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, which means many of you will be celebrating with margaritas in hand—even though that's not really how most... More >>

  • Outrunning the Competition

    published April 26, 2005

    So there's a war in Iraq, Satan in the White House, and an environment in steady decay. Yawn. Now for some real news: Anna Kournikova will cut... More >>

  • Green Apple Martinis Are So Two Years Ago . . .

    published April 19, 2005

    Green apple, as a purée in fruit martinis, is so 2003 . . . Rainlove Lampariello, who creates cocktails for Lure Fishbar and Lever House... More >>

  • Gravy Ladles Suck

    published April 19, 2005

    I recently attended a bridal shower, a chance for the bride to invite her friends over and watch her unwrap all her cool new shit. Yeah, there... More >>

  • Now Up To Bat

    published April 12, 2005

    What makes a sports bar a sports bar? A freakish number of television sets? A Yankees-obsessed crowd maniacally fixated on the instant replay; or... More >>

  • Goodbye to Charles and His Place

    published April 12, 2005

    "This is a piece of history," says a gleeful teen shopper, sliding on one of Charles Elkaim's crystal cocktail rings he sells at his shop, More >>

  • A Bitter Lesson to Learn

    published April 5, 2005

    Italian bitters (a/k/a amari or amaro) are a point of pride among native Italians; they swear by the acrid-tasting liqueurs' ability... More >>

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