You could re-read Luc Sante's Low Life, or you could take a trip to the outer edges of downtown Los Angeles and, for the price of a cocktail or two, pretend to live in it. There will be no real danger. No blind tigers, no crooked bartenders to slip you a mickey, no chance you'll wake up in the cargo ... More >>
Mark StegerZombie EffectsWith a swing and muster that recalls Luc Sante's Low Life hoodlums, David A. Embury was a practicing lawyer in the 1940s when he wrote a book called The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks. In it, he describes The Zombie as "the most overadvertised, overemphasized, overexalted ... More >>
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