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High Times Greats: Interview With Marianne Faithfull

To celebrate Marianne Faithfull’s birthday December 29, we’re republishing a piece from October, 1980 in which she sat down with interviewer Ann Bardach to discuss a new album, a fresh sense of what she’d been through, and the balls to tell it like it really was. Marianne Faithfull slouches in her hotel bed, nursing a… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: A Christmas Story – Which Real Meaning?

For an article in the December, 1979 edition of High Times, late, great counterculture correspondent Glenn O’Brien examined the connections between Santa Claus and a specific kind of psychedelic mushroom known as the fly agaric, aka the toadstool that conquered the universe. In fact, the existence of Santa could be related to a shaman in… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: Perspective On Valium And Other Benzodiazepines

In the December, 1982 edition of High Times’ “Abuse Folio” column, David Smith and Rick Seymour write out medical advice from David Smith, M.D concerning Valium. Valium (diazepam) is the second most commonly prescribed drug in the United States, and is the leading representative of the largest drug group in the world, the benzodiazepines. Valium… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison’s birthday is December 8. To pay tribute, we’re republishing an article from the June, 1981 issue of High Times, in which Tom Baker responded to the depiction of himself and his late friend in the bestselling Morrison bio No One Here Gets Out Alive. …they shambled down the street like dingledoodies, and I… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Channeling John Lennon

John Lennon died December 8, 1980. In his honor, we’re republishing a lost interview by Paul Krassner, which originally appeared in the December, 1998 issue of High Times. December is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, and that always makes me feel like reminiscing about him. I remember a moment of epiphany at Shea Stadium… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Noam Chomsky On The Drug-War Industrial Complex

Noam Chomsky turns 91 on December 7. To celebrate, we’re bringing you John Veit’s interview with “the father of modern linguistics,” originally published in the April, 1998 issue of High Times. A hundred years from now, Avram Noam Chomsky is going to figure in the history books as the prime voice of conscience, dissent and… Keep Reading

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High Times Greats: Aleister Crowley On Cocaine

In observance of the anniversary of Aleister Crowley’s death on December 1, we’re republishing a special edition of the erstwhile “Cocaine Confidential” column from the September, 1982 edition of High Times, featuring Crowley’s 1917 essay, “On Cocaine.” Once upon a time, Aleister Crowley tipped off a zealous decency society in Britain to the “conspicuous signs… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: Magic Stones

Writer Stephen Peele takes a look at a naturally occurring psychedelic in the December, 1989 issue of High Times magazine. Most of us are now aware that certain mushrooms, when eaten, produce psychoactive effects. The most notorious mushrooms in this group are those which produce psilocybin and psilocin. But have you ever heard of sclerotia?… Keep Reading

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