November 8, 2014 |
THE CUSP-OF-THIRTY man holding on to his adolescence like Peter Pan is a staple of dude comedy-"Laggies" wonders if there's room for women in Neverland. The film stars Keira Knightley as Megan, a twentysomething working part-time for her dad (Jeff Garlin), going to bachelorette parties and watching her last single friend (Ellie Kemper) get married. Her girlfriends joke about being domesticated, and Megan is the odd woman out. When her longtime boyfriend (Mark Webber) gets ready to propose and her parents' own marriage is suddenly looking rocky, Megan goes out for the proverbial pack of smokes and doesn't come back - at a convenience store she buys wine coolers for some local teens, skateboards with them, and ends up bunking with high school sophomore Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz)
July 20, 2012 |
"WHAT are you, a girl? Is this Girls' Night Out?" That's what a friend, an investment banker, said on a recent evening as the waiter delivered my glass of rosé wine to the table. I considered my manly friend, from his pink tailored shirt to the insipid Coors Light he was drinking. "At this stage of my life," I said, "I'm comfortable enough in my manhood to drink pink wine. " Yeah, that's right. I'm man enough to profess my fondness for rosé wines, especially on a steamy summer evening, before dinner as the sun begins to set. Maybe while poring over the sports page, too, if you need to. Fortunately, it's a good time to try rosé wines, with quality worldwide as high as it's ever been.
February 23, 2012 |
WHEN HER teenage son caught her having sex with his 15-year-old friend and the son reported the incident to school officials, Terri Mezzatesta came up with a wild story, police said. Mezzatesta, who is 5 feet 9 and 260 pounds, claimed that she was passed out drunk and unaware that the 15-year-old was having sex with her, police said. But cops didn't buy it because, according to her 14-year-old son - who'd allegedly heard his mother say, "Right there, baby" during the act - it was consensual.
July 21, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Less than two weeks remain for proponents to gather support for posing a November ballot question that could turn this famously dry Shore town into a haven for fans of BYOB restaurants. If they can't gather 747 signatures from local voters by Aug. 3 to call for a referendum, the issue will recede, as it has several times before. If they are successful, the battle over whether to allow diners to bring their own beer and wine to eating establishments could shift into higher gear as foes campaign to preserve the town's family-first brand.
June 21, 2011 |
Bristol Palin - undone by wine coolers! (They still make those?) That proud daughter of Sarah Palin , in line to become America's first Royal Empress, reveals in her new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, that she was sloshed on the stuff when she lost her virginity to high school stud (and later dropout) Levi Johnston . Bristol, who valiantly waited till she was 20 to write her first memoir (some celebs pen 'em at 16 and 17!), was so coolered-up, she can't remember a blessed second of the sacred event.
March 8, 2003 |
A 36-year-old Willow Grove woman has been charged with letting about 25 ninth graders drink alcohol in her home in mid-December and later buying them liquor for a New Year's Eve party. Megan Smith, of the 2700 block of Veser Lane, is accused of corruption of minors, furnishing liquor or beer to minors, and endangering the welfare of children, authorities said. A boy who was at the New Year's Eve bash at another home in Hatboro said that Smith encouraged two girls to kiss "and some reward would be given," according to an affidavit.
June 26, 1998 |
Before last week, the last time I tasted hard cider, I was about 9. Granny was in the kitchen cooking up some possum stew, and Uncle Jed was out by the cee-ment pond, whittlin' his stick. Me and Cousin Jethro snuck into the root cellar and found Granny's jug, threateningly marked XXX. Talk about "bubblin' crude," that cider had us flying for the rest of the afternoon. My family, naturally unnerved by this boyhood episode, loaded up the truck and spirited me away to Pennsylvania, land of the America's most regressive booze laws.
February 28, 1996 |
Vintners in the famed Napa Valley get giddy when they contemplate the growing cadre of customers like Suzanne Patmore. The entertainment-industry executive used to spend no more than $10 for a bottle of wine. Yet there she was on a recent Friday night, clutching a wine magazine's list of recommendations as she strolled the aisles of a chic liquor shop in Los Angeles, scrutinizing labels on bottles marked $20 and up. "I'm sort of branching out to decent stuff, to things that actually rate on the Wine Spectator scale," said Patmore, 28, as she stood in line at Wally's.
September 17, 1994 |
I love robust California zinfandels, merlots and cabernet sauvignons. But you may have as strong a passion for chardonnay, wine coolers and beer. I love biking 20, 40 and 60 miles on my custom-made Klein, Campagnolo-fitted road bike. But you may hate biking and rather play tennis, golf or just watch television. How come there's no conflict between us on these strongly held values? The answer's easy. I drink my zinfandel and bike my 40 miles, and you down your wine coolers and play several sets of tennis.