The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’
Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."
I Got Locked Up for 21 Years for Selling LSD
VICE contributor Seth Ferranti explains how the DEA's early-90s crackdown on LSD landed him behind bars for the first two decades of his adult life.
Longreads Or Whatever
Ready to Die: Three Days of Drugs and Disintegration with The Grateful Dead
Over the Fourth of July, America's quintessential band said farewell. We spent those days embedded with Deadheads, exploring our dreams and doing acid. This is what happened.
The Long, Strange Trip of a Federal Prisoner Who Loves the Grateful Dead and Acid
Thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing, Deadheads like Tim Tyler—who has been locked up for almost a quarter of a century—are missing out on the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows this weekend.
Riff Raff, Fairy Bread, ISIS, and All the Other Edible News You Missed This Week
Did you miss our gut-busting feast with Riff Raff or our foray into the world of ISIS-approved recipes? Grab the leftovers here.
The Weed Eater
Deadheads Forever Changed the Way We Eat
Who popularized the health food store, organics, farm fresh produce, and the grow-your-own movement? Who spread the good word about vegetarianism, veganism, raw food, macrobiotics, and sustainability? Deadheads, that's who.