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    The Grasshopper and the Cricket

    September 17th, 2014 | Poetry | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    On December 30th, 1816, the English poet Leigh Hunt challenged his twenty-one-year-old friend John Keats to a sonnet-writing contest. The subject-matter, they both agreed, would be “the grasshopper and cricket.” They gave each other fifteen minutes to complete their poems, and this is what they came up with: On the Grasshopper and Cricket — by […]

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    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail — the Old-Fashioned Way

    September 9th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    Is there any cocktail that gets people as lathered up about technique as the Old-Fashioned? If there is, I don’t know about it. Come and have a drink with the unwashed.

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  • How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

    How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

    August 14th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 11 Comments

    The Perfect Gin Martini: This is Part 8 in our Putting-the-Cock-Back-in-Cocktail series: Don’t forget to watch the Carpet-Licker and the Cosmo. And Getting Numb with Rum.

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  • Top Six Movies That Are Better Than The Book

    Top Six Movies That Are Better Than The Book

    July 26th, 2014 | Movies | journalpulp | No Comments

    I’ve long argued that the old cliche is simply untrue that the book is always better than the movie — and if, heaven help you, you’re anything like me, you love seeing how literature translates onto the cinema screen. Here, then, is my top-six list of movies that are better than the book: Number 6: […]

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