David Cagle’s favorite drink is the sazerac. So much so, that when anyone who sits at his bar says they’re unsure of what to get, Cagle immediately begins preparations for one. Born in New Orleans, the sazerac is a sweet combination of rye, sugar and bitters that has emerged as a standard drink on most bar menus throughout the country. Those of us living here in 2015 are spoiled by the rise of the craft cocktail culture in the past decade. Prior to the late ’90s, one would be hard pressed to get anything more elegant than a Long Island Iced Tea at most bars. More
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Upstate New York’s first ever celebrity sighting went sour when 19-year-old Kyra Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr., was allegedly denied entry at Lava nightclub at the Turning Stone Resort Casino during a weekend visit to Syracuse University. More
The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” reel tends to snub at least one major Hollywood figure in any given year. Last night, it was a woman who had a huge hand in popularizing the award show broadcast in the first place: one Joan Rivers.
Last night was a big moment for Oscar winners attaching a message to their speeches instead of the usual thanking of family, friends and co-workers. Whether it was an empowering message for depressed teens, a battle cry on unfair wages for women or simply asking their fellow countrymen to take a shot, here are the best five speeches given at last night’s broadcast. More
John Travolta had one job last night: redeem himself for last year’s Adele Dazeem flub.
Spoiler alert: he didn’t do his job. More
Taylor Swift has been having better weekends than you for years and will continue to have better weekends than you for years to come, but this one was one for the books. While you wait for the snow in your flats to melt, here’s a look at how the American dream works. More
Don’t be too upset if Richard Linklater doesn’t win Best Director or if Patricia Arquette edges out Emma Stone for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. No matter who wins or loses, nominees for Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Director receive gift bags valued at more than $125,000. No big deal, they’re just a tad bit more expensive than the goodie-bags we got at birthday parties as kids.
When the set precedent for the Grammys red carpet is Lady Gaga hatching out of an enormous egg, the looks on the 2015 carpet may have been a bit underwhelming. While the stars behaved themselves, there was no shortage of risks taken and memorable ensembles. More
Today: there’s a parade, the commute is still terrible, and Mila Kunis apparently has a nine and a half pound baby. More
“How you gonna be mad on vacation?” Kanye West once asked in his 2013 song, “Bound 2.”