Friends Don't Let Friends Burn Absinthe

Marc Bernhard, a craft absinthe distiller based in Washington, knowns damn well that the green fairy won't make you hallucinate, and he rails against the popular practice in some bars of lighting the sugar cube on fire.


What 'Bloodborne' and Netflix's New Show About Mind Control Have in Common

Not every mystery—in games, or in anything—can be solved.


A Gonzo Journey Through Berlin's Absinthe Bars

Berlin has four absinthe bars. I don’t think that’s nearly enough. I decided to visit them in one night to see if I, in not becoming a degenerate, might encourage the building of more.


‘Wormwood’ Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece

Errol Morris dissects MKUltra, the CIA’s mind control experiments—and redefines the true crime genre in the process.


'Wormwood' Is the CIA LSD Murder Conspiracy Show We Need Right Now

Errol Morris is back, and he's using actors to bring a familiar style into a fresh new direction.


New Netflix Documentary Will Explore the CIA’s Attempt to Control Minds with LSD

Errol Morris’ latest documentary ‘Wormwood’ tells a story of murder, drugs, and the CIA.


Fernet-Branca Now Has Its Own Craft Beer and It Sounds Pretty Good

If you like bitters, bitter beer, and bitter people rolling their eyes when you say you like Fernet and craft beer, this brew is for you.


Cider Vermouth Cocktail Recipe

Served straight up on ice with a bit of hard apple cider, this cocktail is perfectly satisfying.


Homemade Vermouth Recipe

Full of botanicals, this simple homemade vermouth recipe takes a bit of time, but is worth every last drop.


This Isn't Your Grandfather's Absinthe

What began as a hobby in a Bushwick apartment eventually became Standard Wormwood Distillery, producing oak-aged, rye-based absinthe.


I Steam-Cleaned My Vagina

I hovered over a pot of hot water filled with special herbs for almost half an hour, because sometimes your vagina needs to get pampered.


How to Get a Buzz in the Australian Bush

As with most countries on the planet, Australia has a range of indigenous chemicals which can be turned into all sorts of drugs.