The Anthropologist Who Became a Shaman Cult Leader
Florinda Donner and Carlos Castenada were both accused of fabricating their encounters with Indigenous healers. After the latter’s death, the former mysteriously disappeared.
February 20, 2023
My Coke-Free Visit to Escobar’s Home Turf
The romanticization of Pablo Escobar has turned Colombia into a narco-tourism hotspot, much to the chagrin of those who live there.
January 31, 2023
The Life and Drug Trade of Vladimiro Montesinos: Peru’s Shadiest Drug Trafficker
Years after his unmasking, Montesinos’ legacy continues to divide Peruvian society in half.
December 27, 2022
I Got Stoned Before Watching the New ‘Avatar’ Movie
It was a good call.
December 23, 2022
When Harvard Professors Took Psychedelics With Their Own Students
The Harvard Psychedelic Project saw counterculture icons Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (a.k.a. Ram Dass) turn their college campus into a miniature Woodstock.
August 18, 2022
A Trip Through the Booming Industry of Semi-Psychedelic Products
From psychedelic water to tinctures made with sacred plants from the Amazon, companies are experimenting with legal alternatives to psychedelics.
July 21, 2022
A Brief History of Getting High
Several ancient societies burned hemp during funeral ceremonies. What better way to part with the dead than by getting hella faded?
July 20, 2022
How ‘How to Change Your Mind’ Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelics
Michael Pollan’s docuseries on Netflix isn’t the first to tackle psychedelics, but it is certainly among the most eye-opening.
July 18, 2022
Oscar-nominated ‘Please Hold’ Is More Disturbing Than the Best ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes
Director K.D. Dávila shows that the seeds for a nightmarish future have already taken root today, but urges us not to give into despair.
March 23, 2022
Brand Spotlight: Mary’s Medicinals
From pens to transdermal patch success, Mary’s Medicinals presents a reliable and affordable solution to daily care.
March 19, 2022