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01.23.14 Andy Cush

The NYPD’s latest big internal investigation was not sparked by some unwarranted stop-and-frisk, or the bloodying of an 84-year-old man, but a couple of empty beer cans found in a stationhouse. Alcohol is banned on police property under a rule instituted by former commissioner, so when a captain found four empty Budweisers in the dormitory […]

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10.15.13 Andy Cush

The New York Post‘s latest big scoop: people in New York City like to drink, sometimes multiple drinks at a time! I’ll allow you a moment to recover from this truly shocking news. It’s true, under a headline claiming “20% of NYers are binge drinkers,” the paper is reporting that 56.7 percent of the city’s residents have had […]

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08.19.13 Andy Cush

The holy grail of binge drinking may have just arrived. A group of Australian researchers have developed a beer they claim hydrates you as you drink it, not only keeping the drinker hangover-free, but actively staving off the dreaded headache and sour stomach. Their solution to a problem as old as time? Sweet, magic electrolytes! […]

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05.24.13 Andy Cush

You’re forgiven for traveling to New Jersey for weed–maybe you or someone you know has a medical card and you’d like to hit up the Green Leaf Compassion Center. Totally understandable. Just don’t give in to the temptation to have a drink while you’re there. State authorities claim no fewer than 29 New Jersey restaurants–including […]

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03.11.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Here’s the latest booze news from the science world: Alcohol actually fuels the brains of heavy drinkers, a new study shows, literally boosting the brain’s energy levels, something that we once thought only sugar could do. Habitual boozing increases brain levels of acetate, a high-energy chemical released by the liver during alcohol metabolism. Interestingly, the […]

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02.26.13 Samer Kalaf

Have you ever been out clubbing with your bros/ladies/bros and ladies, having some drinks, when you think, “Jeez, this drink would be so much better if I didn’t have to drink it. I wish I could just smoke it instead”? Lucky you, Vaportini will solve your oddly-specific problem. The above diagram shows the components of the […]

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02.19.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Humans have been indulging in alcohol since the dawn of civilization. No, wait. Earlier! Turns out that humanity’s taste for booze dates back 10 million years, to a common evolutionary ancestor that we share with chimpanzees and gorillas. This is what scientists at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville, FL have concluded based on […]

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02.18.13 Andy Cush

Researchers at UCLA have developed a way to reduce blood alcohol levels in drunk mice, in a study that could forebear a pill that would help you quickly sober up after a night of boozing. Scientists gave the rodents a nanocapsule filled with an enzyme that naturally metabolizes alcohol, and those animals dosed with the […]

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01.22.13 Andy Cush

In what must be the most frightening news of the day, 57-year-old Long Island dentist Robert Garelick was arrested for reckless endangerment yesterday after conducting a procedure while drunk. Information about the case beyond that is relatively scant, and there are some burning questions I’d like answered. How drunk was he–are we talking two-beer lunch […]

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12.06.12 Andy Cush

A man being charged with drunkenly stealing a cab and taking it on a high-speed cruise through Manhattan with the driver still inside gave his closing arguments yesterday. His defense–and I quote: “I was drunk!” “I didn’t have any intentions! I didn’t even want the car,” continued California resident Michael Findley, who was reportedly also […]

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