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Stuff

Why This Club Owner Is Organizing Sex Parties for HIV-Positive Men

Richard Keldoulis has made it his mission to keep Amsterdam's gay scene alive.
Thijs Roes
11.3.16
edibles

Meet the People Revolutionizing Weed Edibles in Amsterdam

Space cake is actually still the only real edible cannabis product available in the Netherlands. But that's starting to change.
Thijs Roes
10.2.16
crime & drugs

Trouble in Europe's Pot Paradise: A Bloody Gang War Is Raging in Amsterdam

The Dutch approach to drugs has shown great promise for harm reduction, but it has also shielded problems with drug crime from public view — until now.
Thijs Roes
4.19.16
Weed

Get High During Dinner at This Fancy Restaurant

Green House Kitchen is the best example of the emerging weed culture in The Netherlands: haute cuisine for cannabis lovers, minus the smoke during dinner.
Thijs Roes
11.8.15
News

This New Survey Reveals How the World Buys Drugs Online

Respondents told the Global Drug Survey 2015, getting illegal substances from the deep web is safer in many ways than buying them from strangers on the street.
Thijs Roes
6.8.15
Health

Norwegian Researchers Are Crowdfunding to Make Psychedelics and MDMA Free for Global Medical Use

As psychedelics are found to be less dangerous and more helpful than previously thought, researchers are trying to overcome the next major hurdle: money.
Thijs Roes
3.11.15
Europe

Captured Video Shows 'Hacker' Taking Over Dutch TV Studio with Fake Gun

Claiming to be a hacker with intelligence secrets, the gunman took control of a TV studio and demanded to go on during the nightly news and make an announcement to the nation.
Thijs Roes
1.30.15
Stuff

We Asked Professor Brian Cox About Life, the Universe, and Everything

"There almost certainly is no purpose" to the universe. Thanks, professor! So what do we do with our lives?
Thijs Roes
10.21.14
Stuff

An LSD Trip Helped Me Quit Smoking

For 18 years I was a stubbornly addicted smoker, but I didn't break out of the bad habit until I took a tab of acid with my friend and realized how badly I wanted to leave cigarettes behind.
Thijs Roes
10.8.14
HEROIN

Only in the Netherlands Do Addicts Complain About Free Government Heroin

Using free heroin has now become so easy, addicts are beginning to feel like society has given up on them.
Thijs Roes
5.6.14
defense & security

The Netherlands Has Been Invaded by US Security Goons

When President Obama is in town, a city becomes something like the border between North and South Korea.
Thijs Roes
3.25.14
Motherboard Blog

When You Buy Pizza With Bitcoins, This Man Makes Money

Anthony Gallippi is CEO of BitPay, the PayPal of the Bitcoin world.
Thijs Roes
11.29.13