Tao Lin

the vice reader

'Private Citizens' Is a Brilliant New Novel About Porn, Tech Culture, and Millennials

We spoke to the author about personal branding, comparisons to Tao Lin, and his virtuoso debut novel about San Francisco millennials, <i>Private Citizens</i>.
James Yu
2.15.16
Tao of Terence

A Chronology of Terence McKenna-Related Books, Ideas, People and Other Things

A personal, idiosyncratic collection of memes.
Tao Lin
9.26.14
Tao of Terence

Psychedelic Drugs, Art, Music and Other Drugs: An Interview with Finn McKenna

Finn's interests began with psychedelics and expanded outward.
Tao Lin
9.16.14
Tao of Terence

Dennis and Terence McKenna: Parts of an Intellectual Dyad

In 1970, Terence McKenna and his brother, Dennis, traveled to the Colombian Amazon in search of a DMT-containing plant but instead, they took psilocybin mushrooms.
Tao Lin
9.3.14
Tao of Terence

Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?

To answer that question we need to go back a few thousand years.
Tao Lin
8.27.14
Tao of Terence

Psilocybin, the Mushroom, and Terence McKenna

Listen to what the mushroom says of itself in the cool night of the mind.
Tao Lin
8.13.14
Tao of Terence

DMT: You Cannot Imagine a Stranger Drug or a Stranger Experience

Into the world of the "jewelled self-dribbling basketballs".
Tao Lin
8.6.14
Tao of Terence

Death and the Imagination

Terence McKenna's thoughts on imagination and what happens after you die.
Tao Lin
7.31.14
the vice reader

Marie Calloway on Her New Novel and Being Called "Jailbait"

Critics call her "naive", a "Lolita", an "enfant terrible".
Lisa Carver
6.27.13
the vice reader

An Excerpt from Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

Growing up in Orlando is rough.
Tao Lin
5.28.13
Stuff

Alt-Lit Is for Boring, Infantile Narcissists

How did this literature of absolute nothingness get to be so popular?
Josh Baines
1.16.13
The Fiction Issue 2012

Jawbreaker’s Major-Label Album

The story of a writer writing a live-narrative of his Bolt Bus experience.
Tao Lin
6.25.12
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