Category: Culture

How the Military Can Really Crack Down on Sexual Harassment

“Walking Mattresses.” That was a nickname some young male U.S. Marines had for their female counterparts – the W.M.s, the Women Marines, the Walking Mattresses. I heard it countless times during my eight years as…

‘Hamilton’ National Tour Reveals 2018 Cities

Three days after a national tour showcasing Hamilton launched in San Francisco, the traveling production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical announced plans to visit at least eight more cities in 2018. The 2017 touring Hamilton…

Gay Pride in the Age of Trump

On a mild night in January, the buttoned-up enclave of Washington D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood was suddenly overrun. The invaders – more than 200 of them, some in rainbow suspenders, others in tutus, a few…

WikiLeaks’ CIA Document Dump: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, WikiLeaks published a startling news release announcing what could be the largest-ever dump of CIA documents – 8,761 pages, a collection which the website calls “Vault 7.” WikiLeaks, the “stateless news organization”…

What It’s Like to Work on a Weed Farm

Before I started as Eric’s full-time employee, I thought a weed farm was kind of like a Christmas tree farm. You plant seeds, water them, let nature do its thing, and when it’s time and…

What Psychedelics Really Do to Your Brain

Hallucinations. Vivid images. Intense sounds. Greater self-awareness. Those are the hallmark effects associated with the world’s four most popular psychedelic drugs. Ayahuasca, DMT, MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms can all take users through a wild mind-bending…

Inside the Psychedelic Underground

How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens Dr….