Who's the Chic Middle-Aged Drug Peddler in the NYT's MDMA Story?

Cord Jefferson · 06/21/13 07:09PM

The New York Times website just published a Style section piece on hip downtown party drug MDMA, aka "molly." Perhaps you've done molly in a sparsely furnished loft somewhere—or a cramped bathroom stall—and soon felt, as one woman described it, "very turned on—not even sexually, but you just feel really upbeat and want to dance or whatever." Or whatever.

Outkast's Big Boi Arrested Over Ecstasy, Viagra

Max Read · 08/07/11 03:05PM

Atlanta rapper Big Boi—one half of Outkast along with André 3000, and star of one of the great episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit—was arrested in Miami on Sunday on drug possession charges. Rappers, right? Always with ecstasy and viagra-fueled cruises!

Ecstasy Doesn't Damage Your Brain

Max Read · 02/15/11 11:30PM

A new study that compared ecstasy users to non-users found that ecstasy doesn't impair cognitive ability, contradicting the results of earlier studies. This study—published on Tuesday in Addiction—was unique in that its subjects—even the non-users—were all rave-goers, and therefore undergoing the same experience of sleep deprivation, dehydration, annoying guy with the goddamn glow sticks, etc.; even then, researchers "found no ominous, concerning risks to cognitive performance" [CBC]