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Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

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There's Something About Molly

How a supposedly safe party drug turned lethal.

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Electronic Dance Music’s Love Affair With Ecstasy

How both the drugs and the music have evolved together.

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How The Internet Transformed The American Rave Scene

How a musical subculture evolved alongside a technological subculture:

Rave's rise mirrors the Web's in many ways. Both mixed rhetorical utopianism with insider snobbery. Both were future-forward "free spaces" with special appeal to geeks and wonks.

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Dr. Ecstasy

Sasha Shulgin, a former DOW chemist who now lives a quiet life as a pensioner outside the Bay Area, is responsible for the discovery of the majority of psychedelic compounds currently known.