New Year’s Eve

Literary Libations from Famous Books

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. … Read More

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Exclusive: New Year’s Eve Bingo

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?) … Read More

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Amusing Vintage Photos from New Year’s Eves Past

It’s New Year’s Eve, folks! Whether you like to celebrate in the craziness that is Times Square, at a small gathering with friends, or with a loved one, a bottle of champagne and an old movie, we’re here to supply you with a little bit of party time… Read More

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10 Memorable Cinematic New Year’s Eves

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. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we took note of the top 20 New Year’s Eve TV episodes ever and pined after the film festival favorites that didn’t make it to theaters in 2010. We looked forward to the publication of Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic, a book compiling photos from… Read More

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Snooki Will Drop in a New Year’s Ball After All — in New Jersey

Some news to file under both “of course” and “thank heavens”: Snooki may have been banned from Times Square, but the reality TV star/author (God help us all) will be dropping in a ball at the stroke of midnight tomorrow nonetheless. While the folks at MTV will still be throwing their annual New… Read More

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Is Snooki Banned from New Year’s Eve in Times Square?

Some (possibly) disappointing news: PopEater reports that Snooki has been banned from the Times Square area on New Year’s Eve thanks to her proposed human hamster ball drop. Although it’s not entirely clear who is behind the ban or why it’s happening now instead of weeks ago when her ridiculous plan made headlines.… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we consoled ourselves with the true odds of airborne terrorism (we’re way more likely to get struck by lightning). We geeked out over the stereotyped sub-genres of geekdom and jammed to a New Year’s mixtape courtesy of Brooklyn Based. We vowed to never eat… Read More

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Five Films That Made New Year’s Eve Seem Life Changing

Thanks to an unhealthy childhood obsession with the films of Meg Ryan, we grew up believing that anything could happen on New Year’s Eve — especially if it was related to romance. We were also concerned about becoming plucky but alcoholic when we grew up (When a Man Loves a Woman), but that’s an entirely different kettle of fish. After the jump, five films that make the holiday look much more magical than it really is; add any we might have missed in the comments. … Read More

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Kill Your TV: New Year’s Eve 2009

As the Negative Nancies at Gawker noted earlier this week, New Year’s Eve is a polarizing holiday. In pursuit of the mythic ultimate best time ever, partygoers find disappointment and drunken embarrassment as often as euphoria. And if you’re in New York, you’re probably already freaking out about the inevitable choice between the self loathing of paying out your last few dollars at a lavish party and the crushing resignation of watching the ball drop from the confines of your living room.

Of course, there are any number of ways to go with option three, actual fun, and we’ve got 4-1-1 on all of them at Flavorpill. But just in case you needed any more reason to separate yourself from the TV, here’s a summary of what the networks have lined up. And yes, Dick Clark is alive (at 79!) and involved. … Read More

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