Drugs

13 Jan 2020

No One Does Scandal like the Religious Right

by Xan Holbrook When Werner Herzog said that Los Angeles had the most substance out of any city on Earth, he talked of the mass of contradictions that comes in a city which “manufactures dreams.” This sentiment, grand as it already is, hints at a larger truth (or series of

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07 Jan 2020

Absinthe Isn’t Special and You Aren’t Special for Drinking It

by Xan Holbrook I see you there. You’re twirling your Hercule Poirot ‘stache, adjusting your pince-nez specs and drinking espresso from a cup so small you hold it with tweezers. Sitting there, in your Fort Greene café, keeping an eye on the Penny-Farthing you rode here on. Watching the world

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02 Jan 2020

Our 12 Most Read Stories of 2019

So long 2019, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out!  Now, let’s all have a seat and scroll through the most read articles published on BrokeAssStuart.com over the past twelve months.  Unsurprisingly, they cover progressive views, culture, nightlife, and of course a sprinkling of

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30 Dec 2019

10 Tips Just in Case You Want to See CATS on Acid

by Hannah Harkness I will start by saying that this is not a review of CATS (2019). If you want a review of CATS, use your old pal Google to find the flock of culture vultures currently circling this CGI nightmare. I do not presume to have any new analysis

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12 Dec 2019

Stop Giving Me S*** for Loving Shia LaBeouf

by Jonas Barnes If you had told me a handful of years ago that I’d be sitting in my childhood home during the early morning hours of my 37th birthday writing an article about how Shia LaBeouf has affected my life and continued sobriety, I’d have told you that you

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11 Dec 2019

How Oaksterdam Helped Shape Cannabis As We Know It

By Sevada Hemelians Attitudes and laws regarding cannabis have changed drastically throughout the state and the country in recent years. It would be remiss not to acknowledge the part Oaksterdam played in that evolution. Growing, processing and the way cannabis is used has been heavily influenced by the actions and

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21 Oct 2019

How Booze Helped Britain Conquer a Quarter of the World

by Xan Holbrook As a people, we Britons are stereotyped according to our drinking habits. This usually falls into the twee joshing about tea, as Americans love to remind us with teeth-grinding regularity. However, it is no exaggeration to say that the British love of alcohol is fabric-of-the-nation stuff. But,

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14 Oct 2019

Love Isn’t Just a Feeling: It’s Literally a Drug

by Kate Brunotts With celebrity hookups breaking major headlines and the constant pressure to couple up and settle down, it’s hard to escape the crush culture. There’s no doubt about it; we are collectively obsessed with relationships and love, but our fascination may be more rooted in our biology than

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