New Year’s Eve

Carson McCullers

Spirited Photos of Authors Getting Boozy

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New Year’s Eve is a time of renewal, hope, and… booze. It’s a time to wash away the sins of the past year (most likely with a bottle of something) and vow to be better in the days ahead. Before you start the countdown to January 1, we’d like to offer you some boozy inspiration in the form of your favorite writers getting their drink on. These authors, so very fond of their libations, knew how to knock one back. Put your party hat and drinking pants on and join literature’s booziest, below.
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Literary Libations from Famous Books

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It’s the dawn of a new year, and to celebrate we’re showing our appreciation for the booze in books that literature’s most famous sipped between pages. Fictional drinks and classic cocktails all make appearances with several being the catalyst for memorable narratives and others symbolizing intense character relationships. See what literary libations sparked drama, memories, and everything in between.
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Exclusive: New Year’s Eve Bingo

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It’s almost 2013, Flavorwire readers! How will you ring in the New Year? If your plan is to spend the night out at a party or a bar surrounded by friends and strangers, boy, do we have a game for you! Over the past couple months, we’ve brought you Thanksgiving Bingo and Holiday Party Bingo. Now, we’re giving New Year’s Eve Bingo a shot. Check out our four bingo cards after the jump, print ’em out, share ’em with a few friends, and place a sticker on each appropriate square as the night progresses. The first person to get five in a row wins 2013. Cool? Cool. Happy new year! And remember — bingo is a game of fate; you can’t manipulate your night to make sure these things happen. (So don’t force your friends to kiss strangers, mmk?)
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10 Memorable Cinematic New Year’s Eves

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Ah, New Year’s Eve — that special night of the year where we put so pressure on ourselves to have a great time, have a great time, HAVE A GREAT TIME that we end up, inevitably, having a really lousy time. (Don’t pretend like it’s just me.) Part of our self-imposed pressure to enjoy ourselves on the last night of the year is, we contend, the fault of movies, which often present the evening as an occasion for joyous celebration, thoughtful reflection, and new beginnings (often with a new object of affection). But some films also recognize the nightmare of New Year’s Eve, and dramatize that. We’ve assembled a few examples of each after the jump, and humbly present ten on-screen New Year’s Eves that we find memorable — for reasons both good and bad. All will make fine New Year’s Eve viewing — and are far better than New Year’s Eve.
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