Max Sparber, editor

Drinking absintheMAX SPARBER is the former editor in chief of The Omaha Reader and spent three years as the theater critic for City Pages,as well as being a Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award-winner. He currently can be found back on the theater beat, writing for The Onion's AV Club, as well as editing MnSpeak. Sparber lived in New Orleans for the year prior to Hurricane Katrine, where he co-wrote and co-edited Daily Lush, an online magazine about the culture and history of drinking.

Max Sparber is also a playwright, performer, and heavy drinker, and can often be found haunting local cocktail lounges, hounding bartenders to make him a sazerac, which they inevitably muck up.


Bar Review: BANK Restaurant
Road Trips: The Crow Bar in Tomah, Wisconsin
Bar Tales: Blessing the maibock at the Town Hall Brewery
Yeast: It eats sugars and poops alcohol. What’s not to like?
Mother's Day cocktail: The Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint
In honor of the Geek Prom: The nerdiest cocktail ever
Drinking With Drinking With Ian's Ian
Appalling drinking customs from the past: Skull cups
The Drinking Song: "The Pub With No Beer"
Five tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo
Drinking Games: Top Notch Nymph
Drink the Way James Bond Drinks: Vodka
Death Drinks of Rock Stars
Drinker's Cinema: Nightmare Alley
Bar Review: Dan Kelly's
The Liquor-Soaked Death of Charles II of Navarre
The Drinking Song: "Cigareetes, Whusky and Wild, Wild Women"
Academy Award Special: Hollywood's Greatest Drinkers
Bar Review: Patrick McGovern's Pub
The Still
Mardi Gras Cocktails
The Toast
Bar Review: Keegan's
The Undrinkable Cocktail
Three Bar Bets Involving Fire
Six Really Bad Things To Do When Drunk
A cocktail for a dead bombshell
The Bawdy Song
Drinker's Paradise: Valhalla
Galliano: The Most Dangerous Bottle Ever Made
The Big Lebowski
Bar Tales: Nye's Polonaise Room
Book Review: Skid Row: Minneapolis
What's the Word: Thunderbird!