Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern was on the forefront of the cocktail revolution, and he made his name on his innovative cocktails that incorporate fresh and experimental ingredients. He's crafted drinks under a number of revered chefs--including Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, and Mic ... More >>
Fifty years in, out of time
I saw a great deal of the EPIX special Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007 at a MoMA screening last night before having to run home and catch the debate, and found it deeply informative and enjoyable. The movie, that is, not the debate. It turns out that along with all the decades of jo ... More >>
James Bond will no longer be ordering martinis "shaken, not stirred." The Bond franchise has sealed a marketing deal with Heineken, rumored at $45 million, to have the spy sip on the Dutch beer instead of the usual martini in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down, and beats a confession out of it. This week, we look up to the stars, readjust our focus, and look closer at satellites. They are the reason you are able to read this right ... More >>
Frenemies? Self-important hipsters? No literary problem.
Which doesn't make The Blueprint 3 a classic. But we'll take it. For now.
A decorated young writer pitches a screwball of a second novel
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 19, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 48The Riddle AnsweredDear Sir:No admirer of James Bond can remain silent at your critic's discussion of "The James Bond Riddle" (September 5).First, Ken Sobol has misinterpreted the appeal which Ian Fleming offe ... More >>
Kingsley Amis once wrote that those readers who disapprove of James Bond make Ian Fleming's super spy "sound like a systematic onslaught on everything decent and sensible in modern life." Amis, a Bond enthusiast who authored his own 007 novel under the pseudonym Robert Markham, rejected the idea tha ... More >>
Neither shaken nor stirred
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