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Lynn Hoffman

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BSR Contributor Since February 23, 2008

Lynn Hoffman, Ph.D., writes about wine and food. He is the author of The New Short Course in Wine, just published by Prentice Hall, and the novel bang BANG, from Kunati. More? If you can stand it, there's actually lynnhoffman.com.
You can order a copy of bang-BANG from:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/1601640005
or from your local bookseller.

You can also read an excerpt and all the great reviews of bang-BANG at:
www.kunati.com.

If you'd rather drink than make love or fight, you can find out more about The New Short Course in Wine at www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131186361.

If you're looking for great wines for less than $US20, get the latest finds at shortcourseinwine.blogspot.com.

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Inviting the audience to play along: Lo Bianco as La Guardia. (photo via tonylobianco.com)

Tony Lo Bianco in 'The Little Flower' at the Prince

A politician of the past with a message for the present

We are living through a season of political complaint. Fiorello La Guardia, in Tony Lo Bianco's one-man show, The Little Flower, is more than relevant; he is today's news.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Articles 2 minute read
Swashbuckling and all-for-onesing: Michael Brusasco (as Athos), Alan Brincks (as Aramis), Gregory Isaac (as Porthos), and Connor Hammond (as d'Artagnan). (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

Quintessence production of 'The Three Musketeers'

Diving into submerged sexuality

The engaging Quintessence production of The Three Musketeers makes the Musketeers more appealing than Dumas intended. As written, they’re a bunch of hair-trigger Hells Angels ready to fight at the slightest provocation and thoroughly contemptuous of their social inferiors.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Articles 2 minute read
Penn State's Joe Paterno statue: The way, the truth and the light?

Advice to the football players (and fans too)

Oh Joe, our help in ages past

For good people (and even good coaches) to do bad things, you need to believe that some idea is more important than people. In short, you need religion. Sometimes that religion can be football.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 1 minute read
What mom would make if only she had the time and resources.

Reflections on culture and gastronomy

I cook, therefore I am: Why isn't cooking a respected art?

We can go naked, but we can't go hungry. So why is food relegated to its position as a weird outlier in the fashion world?
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 4 minute read
What do you mean by a frozen avocado-oil lollipop?

Culinary rebel: mica in Chestnut Hill

The newest culinary revolution

A few chefs are turning professional cooking upside down, challenging many assumptions about the way foods are prepared and combined. Most are overseas and charge hundreds of dollars for dinner, but one opened recently in Philadelphia, and it's a relative bargain.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 0 minute read
... and he never saw the Dodgers play at Ebbets Field.

My cancer could be prevented

Me, Mike and a certain cancer

Mike Douglas and I are both battling Stage 4 head and neck cancer. We share something else in common as well: An awareness that this particular cancer, at least, could be prevented.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 4 minute read
Elderly couple

Two lovers on Spruce Street (poem)

Two lovers on Spruce Street

These two lovers are— if you could add them up— one hundred and fifty-six years old.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 1 minute read
Cruz: Reason for living?

The Bad News/The Good News (poem)

The Bad News/ The Good News

Poet and wine critic Lynn Hoffman ponders another eternal question: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 1 minute read
Is anybody listening?

When poets get drunk

poets drunk

Our resident poet discloses more secrets of the creative classes.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 1 minute read
A quiet moment with dad in Times Square.

Jig for my father (poem)

Jig for my father

Just in time for next Father's Day, or terribly late for last Father's Day: The last word about father-son relationships.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 1 minute read

Wine on-line (Part 2): A quick shoppers' course

Wine on line: A quick course for adventurers

Shopping for wine on the Internet makes little sense for most of us right now. But that logic is changing as good liquor stores grow harder to find and small wine producers grow hungrier for customers. A few suggestions for Internet shoppers.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 4 minute read
Chaddsford: Nice place to visit, but who has the time?

Shopping for wine on line (Part 1)

By the time I get to Chaddsford, or: The next big thing: Wine on line

Wine-buying on-line is still pretty much in its infancy. Part of the problem is the law. But technology is overcoming that obstacle as well as many others. And even if you don't shop on-line, you can learn plenty.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 3 minute read
Mayor Nutter taps a keg, 2008: A remedy for what ails us?

Here comes Philly Beer Week

Do beer drinkers have more fun?

Philly Beer Week is evidence of what much of the world already knows: Beer is complex, delightful and an interesting companion to good food. In many cases it's much more exciting than wine.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 3 minute read
Ito Fuji

Fuji: Philadelphia's best restaurant?

Is this Philadelphia's best restaurant?

What's the best restaurant in Philadelphia? How about a place with no wine list, no sign and a tiny kitchen with a fanatic inside?
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 5 minute read
983 Homebrew

Satisfactions of home brewing

Let's face it, there's not much left that you can make at home that outshines its commercial equivalents. Homebrewed beer is the exception. And anyone who can make a good beef stew can make beer.
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Essays 5 minute read