Eat Your Peas

The Making of a He-Man Vegan

It’s not hard to follow a vegan lifestyle, proponents argue: it can be as automatic as learning to drive.     Rushil Patel was a normal red meat-eating kid when he fell under the...


Alternate Planes

Smoking and Spirituality

Dhairya Bhatia faced down identity crisis by finding a deity in curls of smoke.   Out of his mouth came a steady stream of smoke, as cool as a cloud of breath in the dead of winter. The gas...


Barely There

My Dad on Smack

I have a lot of good memories of my dad, from when he was clean. But those memories are mostly drowned out by the bad ones, from when he was high. The only time I saw my dad cry was at the end of 8th...


Reefer Madness

From Killer to Healer

  The use of marijuana has been prohibited for quite some time in the United States.  From the early 1940’s onward, marijuana users have been mainly viewed as criminals. This perception has...