Articles by Lisa van Dam-Bates

  1. Drink of the Month: Rice-A-Rummy

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    My parents are weirdos. That’s really what my present-day dietary restrictions boil down to. When I was growing up we couldn’t have sugar, dairy, processed anything, or tasty anything. So, I was raised on rice milk, used sparingly because “it’s expensive.” To me, cereal tastes normal with ...

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  2. Drink of the Month: Summer Bummer

    imageThis August, while you're sitting by your bacteria infested, pee-ridden pool, wishing that the whole public-pool swimming experience hadn't been ruined for you by Brandon, take comfort in knowing that you can stay refreshed and hydrated with this drink. Maybe if you drink enough of them you'll ...

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  3. The Queen: Big Freedia

    Big Freedia's Booty Bounce Class

    Caption: Big Freedia's Booty Bounce Class at Beerland

    When I picked up my Chaos in Tejas wristband, the day before the fest’s first day, I was also given a schedule. I already knew the main attractions that I wanted to see. But looking at the schedule I noticed ...

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  4. Chaos, You've Been Good...

    Big Freedia @Club DeVille

    Caption: Big Freedia @Club DeVille May 31, 2012. Photo by Eric Karjala

    A big thanks to Timmy Hefner and all of those who helped him put on such an awesome fest. I'd especially like to thank him for booking a show specifically for da ladies: Big Freedia was a ...

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  5. The Mulder-ita

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    Some of my favorite X-Files episodes are those in which Mulder and Scully let loose and have a drink (or in Scully's case, a cigarette). Mulder is not only a prodigy when it comes to writing profiles on serial killers nor is he only crafty when uncovering the conspiracies ...

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  6. Drink of the Month: Coffee Drinks

    ![image][] It seems like everyone has been taking it easy after SXSW. Literally everyone I've been hanging out with (including myself) is taking a short break from the bottle. We've all got different reasons–I'd like to lower my drinking costs and tolerance, Anderson made some bad ...

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