• Haze.Boogie.Life: Queer artists craft sounds to escape to

    This week's playlist takes you on a trip through queer escapism, celebrating LGBTQ artists for Pride month.

    June 22, 2018
    By Aimee Armstrong

    California’s gay community may have spearheaded the state’s pioneering medical marijuana initiative in 1996. But today’s cannabis industry has been criticized for betraying its LGBTQ roots: “The homophobia in the weed community is severely real,” Arend Richard, who is known as the “The Gay Stoner” on YouTube, told Slate.

  • I Only Have Eyes for You: Hazy sounds to disappear into

    This week's selection of tunes is an unusual take on the typical 'stoner playlist.'

    June 15, 2018
    By Aimee Armstrong

    Since I started writing this column, I’ve been wondering whether I’d ever succumb to the idea of making a typical stoner playlist. If I were going to, it wouldn’t consist of jangly indie dirge like Mac Demarco — I’ve never really understood that kind of stuff. Instead, I wanted to compile some tracks that,

  • Vapor Trails: Mellow songs to soundtrack moments of solitude

    Tranquil sounds make up this week's playlist, traversing the work of ambient pioneers and recent innovators.

    June 1, 2018
    By Aimee Armstrong

    A state of bliss is something I find most often in solitude. Moments of peace and tranquillity can be hard to come by in a world seemingly defined by hectic situations and noise. Constant connectivity can feel inescapable.

    Any state of bliss is obviously special, but when it arrives in a drug-infused state,

  • In Dreams: Leathery techno and sexy R&B to soundtrack high sex

    Intoxicated sex isn't for everyone; some find it euphoric, while some find it uncomfortable.

    May 24, 2018
    By Aimee Armstrong

    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and sex and the ensuing conflicting feelings. When it comes to intoxication, drugs can completely distort my feelings toward others.

    Making love while high often heightens my devotion towards someone. Even if I’m not in love with the other person,

  • Limerence: Songs that walk the edge between pleasant and uncomfortable

    For an inaugural playlist, our new contributor brings you a number of tunes perfectly suited to toking

    May 18, 2018
    By Aimee Armstrong

    I don’t recall the first time I got high – but I do have some (not so) fond memories of the first time I “whitied.” A combination of no food, excessive alcohol, and a fair amount of weed led to some pretty intense hallucinations, involving me falling into a black hole and eventually emerging,