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  • Several scholars have noted that in country lyrics—even in the “outlaw” country movement that projected images of wayward, hard-drinking, womanizing “cowboys”—“satisfactory male-female relations are equated with good marriage.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Largely in response to the great waves of hard-drinking Irish immigrants, the American temperance movement grew exponentially in the 1840s and 1850s.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • I decided to start down on Wall Street—a place where the cliché of the hard-drinking broker was even more powerful than that of the advertising executive.

    In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch

  • His hard-drinking best friend Tim Riggins's unwavering conviction that his life is headed straight downhill after high school.

    Five reasons why Friday Night Lights has earned its replay on Sky Atlantic

  • I've been thrown out of FAO Scwartz for causing a ruckus while dressed as Doo-Doo, a hard-drinking Teletubby and I've been tossed from the Broadway sidewalk for performing my one-person musical "Rats."

    Rev Jen: Why 'Elf Girl' is Extremely Important

  • While the journalistic head yearns toward a middle-class living, the respect of those in power, maybe a seat at the table and a small trophy or two, many a heart also thumped for the hard-drinking, bare-knuckled access to what Black condescendingly branded "the lumpenproletariat" readership of traditional tabs: Jimmy Breslin speaks truth to power.

    Robert Teitelman: Murdoch, Britain and the Tabloid Mentality

  • In a poignant video, Mr. George's mother described the transformation of her son from a courteous young man into a hard-drinking, depressed and deeply disturbed veteran, who she feared would take his own life or someone else's.

    A Transcendental Cure for Post-Traumatic Stress

  • - Eye-crossing, mind-boggling numbers of art-loving, hard-drinking people and arts events pack the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every August.

    Ellen Snortland: "Commencement": Changing the World One Perverted CEO At A Time

  • The classic gumshoe archetype—the hard-drinking, jaded loner with emotional baggage and shrewd instincts—didn't change.

    The (Really) Long Goodbye

  • Jean Giraud Moebius "Emptiness Overflowing (Moebius, Containing the Real, 1994)" In France, Mr. Giraud remains best known as the co-creator of a successful, long-running comic-book series, "Les Aventures de Blueberry," about the travails of a hard-drinking, Indian-sympathizing, stalwart U.S. cavalry officer, called Mike Blueberry.

    The Artistic Renaissance of Jean Giraud

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