Tag: culture

The Napa Valley of Beer

The old stomping grounds… In the eyes of many beer drinkers, the best brewery in the world can be found in tiny Greensboro, Vermont, population 760, past an unmarked intersection and an old farm field. And if you want to…

From the G&L Library: The Georgetown Set

The original M Street yuppies… n the autumn of 1945, with the United States and the world at peace for the first time in half a decade, the most sought-after and exclusive invitation was to one of Joe Alsop’s Sunday…

Tory Burch Curates an Auction for Paddle8

Time to spruce up the decor… Fashionistas and art aficionados, take note: Tory Burch is making a foray into the art world. The designer, whose bright Manhattan office was featured in Architectural Digest, has curated an auction for Paddle8. The sale—”Tory Burch in Color”—features work…

No No: A Documentary

Learn yourself with a score by Adam Horovitz… On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever…

The Man Who Made Off With John Updike’s Trash

The man’s trash is better than writers’ best… It should have been an ordinary bike ride. For 22 miles under the glare of late-May sunshine, 48-year-old Paul Moran pedaled his green bicycle past lobster traps and sailboats along the Massachusetts…

The State of the American Dog

We <3 <3 <3 pit bulls… The most ubiquitous dog in the U.S. – the dog in whose face we see our collective reflection – is now the pit bull.  Which makes it curious that we as a culture kill…

The Squeeze on the Middlebrow

A Resurgence in Inequality and Its Effects on Culture… “Capital in the 21st Century,” by the French economist Thomas Piketty, has become this year’s most unlikely best seller, a crossover from the world of scholarship into general public discussion of a…