Olympics and PEDs: Meet the New War on Drugs, Same as the Old War on…

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The overlords of the world's anti-doping movement really want you to focus on Lance Armstrong. He's as unsympathetic a character as Barry Bonds, with his bullying, posturing and all-around ass-holery. So since they worked hand-in-glove with federal agents to expose Armstrong's doping operation, and cornered him into » 2/06/14 1:40pm 2/06/14 1:40pm

Documents: Rob Ford Did "Hezza," Tried to Buy Crack Video With a Car

It turns out that Gawker wasn't the only entity desperately trying to buy video footage of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. According to newly released passages of a sworn police affidavit filed in Toronto court, Mayor Ford may have attempted to purchase the video himself well before Gawker even knew about its… » 12/04/13 9:53pm 12/04/13 9:53pm

Cracking Up With Charlie Barnett, The Legendary Street Comic

Originally published in the Village Voice (date unknown). Anthologized in the author's collection of reportage, No Success Like Failure. For a sort of companion to this, check out Solotaroff's dispatch from an Andrew Dice Clay show in 1989. The author's afterword is here. » 11/22/13 11:27am 11/22/13 11:27am

Here's What Crack Actually Does To Your Brain

You know Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoked crack. But scientifically, do you know what crack does to the brain, and how its side effects manifest? Here's AsapSCIENCE with a quick and dirty rundown on how crack works and its side effects, including the gross, gross, gross delusional parasitosis, which I thought was… » 11/20/13 12:28pm 11/20/13 12:28pm

Head Of Elite Youth Basketball Program Charged In Drug Investigation

As reported by the Washington City Paper, Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of DC Assault, has been arrested after a year-long DEA investigation indicated that he is a part of a D.C. drug ring. DEA agents found what is believed to be 100 grams of heroin and one kilo of cocaine in Malone's house. » 8/12/13 4:14pm 8/12/13 4:14pm

Want To Know What Was In Aaron Hernandez's Secret Flophouse?

Aaron Hernandez's apartment was searched last week and turned up goodies like ammunition, paychecks, and the hooded sweatshirt Hernandez was allegedly wearing on the night of Odin Lloyd's murder. But here's a twist: an affidavit for the search warrant cited cocaine. » 7/03/13 2:04pm 7/03/13 2:04pm

For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine

Rob Ford, Toronto's conservative mayor, is a wild lunatic given to making bizarre racist pronouncements and randomly slapping refrigerator magnets on cars. One reason for this is that he smokes crack cocaine. I know this because I watched him do it, on a videotape. He was fucking hiiiiigh. It's for sale if you've got… » 5/16/13 11:47pm 5/16/13 11:47pm

Smoke Weed and Be Skinny: The Stoner Diet Plan

A recent study out of the University of Nebraska, the Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shows that pot smokers, on average, have smaller waists and higher levels of "good cholesterol" than non pot smokers even though they tend to eat more. Finally, a diet plan that's fun and » 5/16/13 11:39am 5/16/13 11:39am