Category: Culture

Alex Jones Lawsuits: This Is Not a First Amendment Issue

The problem with being a world-famous conspiratorialist like Alex Jones is that there is no room for half-measures. Once you say that the parents of the children slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School are frauds…

Opioid Crisis: What People Don’t Know About Heroin

In a society that’s lost its faith in religion and institutions of government, does the opiate of the masses become, simply, opiates? Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 55…

The Mysterious Heir of Extreme Travel

In March 2015, an elite group of adventurers boarded the Ortelius, an ice-strengthened cruise ship bound for Bouvet Island. The 29-day journey was long and arduous: Considered by some measurements the remotest landmass on the…

How Tom Wolfe Changed Music Journalism

Walking into Tom Wolfe’s home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was like walking into literary history. The place looked like an old-world library, with all the wood and books and cloth-draped tables. I…

Bill Cosby Sentencing Scheduled for September

Bill Cosby‘s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for September 24th and 25th, The Wrap reports. Last month, a Pennsylvania jury This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Bill Cosby Sentencing Scheduled for September

Michael Pollan: Can Psychedelics Save the World?

Most people know Michael Pollan as a food writer. His 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is widely credited with helping spark the modern food movement, in which everyday Americans began asking questions about where their…