I Dropped Acid At A Pinball Convention So You Don’t Have To But Maybe You Should Anyway?

[Trigger Warning: Depictions of abuse, substance use, and suicide]

She doesn’t take sugar or cream. The spoon is wholly ritual. Languid lulling of percolated pitch. She’s angry. Read More I Dropped Acid At A Pinball Convention So You Don’t Have To But Maybe You Should Anyway?

Friday News Bites: Philip Seymour Hoffman Tributes, #SochiProblems + More

Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×14 “Dead Clade Walking”

After an unexplained two week break, our favorite pair of consulting detectives is back in a case that involves dinosaur skeletons and the world of illegal smuggling. There’s also a nice dose of character growth and stretching for Sherlock as he learns that acting as a sponsor is not as cut and dry as he had hoped. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×14 “Dead Clade Walking”

Science News: 10/31/13

It’s mostly fun stuff in this edition of science news! We’ve got good news regarding a possible asteroid hitting Earth, takedowns of some really dumb science, and cool videos of Mars, the Moon, and a rebuttal to climate change deniers. Plus, a special Halloween treat if you read all the way to the end! Read More Science News: 10/31/13

Book Reviews: The Too-Short Life and Long Novel of David Foster Wallace

I got interested in reading Every Story Is a Ghost Story, the biography of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max,* after Bret Easton Ellis kept complaining about it on Twitter. I don’t actually follow Ellis on Twitter, but one hears things. Read More Book Reviews: The Too-Short Life and Long Novel of David Foster Wallace

I Went to AA and It Was OK, I Guess

I’ve been sober since June 23rd. Congratulations would be premature; I’ve quit drinking a few times in the past only to go back to it. This may be the longest time I’ve been sober, though. I hope I never drink again, because then I’ll just have to quit again, and that gets boring after a while. Read More I Went to AA and It Was OK, I Guess

Best of P-Mag: Not Your Average Drug Addict

As I’ve been combing the PMag archives, I’m finding that the posts that are really sticking with me are ones that offer a perspective that I wouldn’t have otherwise known. This was written anonymously, but I still thank the author for sharing her story with us. -queSarahSarah Read More Best of P-Mag: Not Your Average Drug Addict

News Appetizers: Start Your Week Off Right

All the news that’s fit to be pissed about! Right here for your reading pleasure. Read More News Appetizers: Start Your Week Off Right