When Should a Man Stop Smoking Weed?
In the course of my travels— as both a person and as a journalist—marijuana has served as a great equalizer, a frequent teacher and a pleasant companion, leading me places I would never have otherwise gone. When should a man stop smoking weed? Maybe never.
The Rise and Fall of a Super Freak
Rick James, the King of Funk, was one of the biggest names in the music industry—until he discovered freebase cocaine. An interview at Folsom Prison leads to a friendship with the author that lasts until James’ death in 2004 .
At 28, Mark is bored with his music, with his nagging girlfriend, with the whole poseur scene in the funky East Village of New York City. Only his ten-bag-a-day heroin habit is keeping life interesting. He’s beginning to start thinking about quitting– again. Maybe this time he’ll actually do it.
The Teachings of Don Carlos
Some say he was a breakthrough academic and a visionary shaman. Others say he was a sham. Either way, he shaped a generation of mystical thinkers and magic mushroom eaters. The mysterious life and impeccable death of Carlos Castaneda, as told by his wife, his son, and his followers.
Death in Venice
Back in the day, when gangs fought for turf and respect, V-13 ruled the streets of Venice, California—proud vatos driving low riders and wearing pendleton shirts and hair nets. Then crack arrived in the neighborhood and the tables turned. Life inside an LA gang.
The High Life and Strange Times of the Pope of Pot
A pioneer of pot delivery services, Mickey the Pope had an 800 number and a corps of bicycle messengers, all of them covered by a company dental plan. Meet the marijuana pope and his faithful followers at the Church of Realized Fantasies. Too bad the cops didn’t think he was so amusing.
Smoking: A Love Story.
Cigarettes were my habit, my hobby, my love, my constant companion from birth. But cigarettes were slowly killing me. A smoker with long established habit says goodbye to his accursed legal drug of choice.
The Real Rick Ross is Not a Rapper
Freeway Rick Ross didn’t invent crack. But he probably did more than anyone else to cause its spread. The way he sees it, Ross was a banker in a shadow economy— an American capitalist in the grand tradition of our country’s rags-to-riches folklore.
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