What you need to know about the Bloody Mary.
Baseball. Hot dogs. Apple pie. The novels of Ernest Hemingway. These are some of the things an American gentleman has to be at least passingly familiar with. They round you out. They give you something to chat about at parties. Or, in the case of hot dogs and apple pie, they give you something to eat so you can avoid a conversation with a self-styled critic giving their banal assessment of how flawed Islands in the Stream happens to be. And, starting now, you should become familiar with the Bloody Mary, too. Why it’s important. ... Read the full story »