L S D

(Week of 8/26/18)

We got a lot of notes after our opium list about giving a week to LSD, so . . . here you are, you crazy cats.

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why lsd is hot right now

Listen to this Fresh Air interview with Michael Pollan, whose new book, How to Change Your Mind, explores the psychotherapeutic origins and benefits of LSD, and watch this video with Ayelet Waldman about her first-hand experience with the drug's positive effects.

 

OH, BUT WAIT, IT'S STILL KIND OF DANGEROUS

Read this Tonic article about why acid makes some people jump off of buildings and watch this Errol Morris documentary about how the CIA used it for mind control.

 

1960s origin and art it inspired

Read about the accidental discovery of LSD, then check out this Life Magazine cover and Observer article on some of the art it inspired.

 

THE SILICON VALLEY EFFECT

Read about how Silicon Valley is making LSD work-appropriate, and allow us to be the first to politely pass on office-approved trips with Type A bros in fleece vests talking about their totally disruptive app ideas. 🙈

 

but this woman we would very much like to meet

She's a countess, she owns a parrot and she once drilled a hole in her head to get a better high.