Cocktails,  Crime Fiction,  Music

Spring Break Meditation

It is the end of Spring Break, at least where I write. The end of the week always puts one in mind of the spring-breaker classic “Where The Boys Are” (1960). Here, after everyone else has left the beach and gone back to school, Merritt (Delores Hart) ponders love with Brown senior Ryder (George Hamilton):

Crime Fiction

Watch that pink champagne.

To keep you current, here is a “Revue of Reviewers” from Rap Sheet, as well as recent reviews from the Irish Times, the Guardian and Crime Fiction Lover.

Music

From “Spirit of the Century”

An updated “White Collar Wire” is out on Spotify. New this week are Liily, The White Buffalo, Johannes Brahms, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and The Blind Boys of Alabama:

Booze

The Modern.

Finally, dinner at The Bar Room at The Modern produced this Gibson.

The Gibson.

I have written on the Gibson before, but this one was extraordinary. I commend it to you, sandy beach or no.

Happy Spring Break.