The Milgram experiments yielded infamously harrowing results about the human inclination to obey, even if the orders are evil. Despite flaws in the execution, these experiments have seen many iterations as an attempt to understand our traumatic history.
As the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann has been leading the crusade against the drug war and its absurd policies for over two decades. A vivacious intellectual, his passion for the subject spans further back to his impressive academic career. From McGill to Harvard to Princeton University, his background in international relations […]
Lucid dreams may be one of the most magical experiences a human being can have. This is a naturally induced shift in human consciousness all taking place while the body sleeps. Sometimes dreams can turn into terrifying nightmares but there are ways to work with the mind to pull oneself out of these mental states. […]
In March of 1992, William S. Burroughs underwent an exorcism — a healing ceremony led by Diné shaman Melvin Betsellie. Allen Ginsberg was visiting at the time and sat in on the ceremony. What follows is transcribed excerpts of 16 hours of recorded conversation between Burroughs and Ginsberg after the ceremony.