[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.
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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
News Appetizers: Start Your Week Off Right
All the news that’s fit to be pissed about! Right here for your reading pleasure.
Not Your Average Drug Addict
Okay, to be fair, I don’t know what an average drug addict actually is or looks like, so let’s just say I’m not your stereotypical drug addict. [Trigger Warning for discussion of addiction.]
Why Do We Hate Addicts?
After the death of Amy Winehouse this past weekend, I read an article by Russell Brand, posted on his personal website, that really spoke to me. A former addict himself, Brand traveled in the same circles as Winehouse and knew all too well the cycle of addiction that she suffered from and how the fame […]
Addiction is a Disease
With the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, addiction is in the news front and center. Different voices in the media and among the general public push different interpretations of Amy Winehouse’s life and death: she was a tortured artist, she brought this on herself, etc. People are quick to put her on a pedestal or […]
The How and Who Behind Heroin Use
Last week, I was reading celebrity gossip, as is my wont, and I came across a blind item dealing with drug abuse and addiction. The topic sparked some interest (doesn’t the taboo always, though?) and off I was to Google the whole thing. As it turns out, it’s surprisingly hard to get unbiased information about […]
When my daughter came home with the first book in the four-part Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, it was a week before the first movie in the series came out and she wanted us to read it — together! Well, what mom of a teen wouldn’t jump at such an invitation?
MSCL: I Wanna Be Sedated
This episode, better known as “Rayanne Falls off the Wagon,” was painful to watch. First up, we see what Sober Rayanne is really like. She’s successfully completed her 30 days of counseling at school, and her counselor expresses concern that Rayanne lacks the support system necessary to maintain her sobriety.
Your Game is My Drug
Reading the video game reviews around these parts always gives me mixed feelings. I feel really out of the loop when it comes to games, because I’m a bit of a recovering addict. It’s like a reformed alcoholic checking out the martini menu at a restaurant. I rarely do it because I always get sucked […]