Historian Erika Dyck contextualizes the deep roots of and battles over LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive substances.
The founder of MAPS talks about FDA approval for MDMA-assisted therapy and the "psychedelic renaissance" he has helped create.
In Return of the Artisan, anthropologist Grant McCracken explains how we've shifted from an industrial to a handmade economy.
Three and a half lessons about Neil Young, Joe Rogan, Spotify, and our age of cultural plenitude
Why postwar culture from Jack Kerouac to Andy Warhol to James Baldwin to Susan Sontag to Yoko Ono battled boundaries hemming them in.
A conversation with Whole Earth Catalog founder, Merry Prankster, and woolly mammoth de-extinctionist Stewart Brand.
From "stay hungry, stay foolish" to "try everything, take nothing off the table."
Alex Winter's new film celebrates the Rock Hall of Famer's individualism, anti-authoritarianism, and entrepreneurship.
The rock legend fought for free speech and self-expression in ways that appealed to dissidents in America and communist countries alike.
A 71-year-old therapist comes out of the "chemical closet" to promote MDMA as a means of self-discovery
A documentary describes a drug-fueled countercultural romance.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
Friday A/V Club: When Timothy Leary, Ayn Rand, and Big Mama Thornton shared a microphone
If a chaotic concert that nearly failed "defined a generation," what does that actually mean?
The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti explains how America embraced free speech—and how we're ready to throw it away.
Interest in the cult killer will ebb, just like the generation he claimed to represent.
The Goat-Sacrificing Prospective Libertarian Party Candidate Talks Sorcery, Eugenics, and the Coming Cataclysm
The chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida resigned, saying prospective L.P. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus "is a fascist" who "wants to start a war."
"If you're telling me Amazon is bad for culture, like seriously, fuck you," says memoirist of '90s alt-music scene.
Premieres tonight at 9pm ET.
...but were afraid to ask. Q&A with R.U. Sirius & Jay Cornell, authors of Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism & the Singularity.