‘I’ve experienced states of consciousness beyond this life’: The people turning to psychedelics on their deathbeds

‘I’ve experienced states of consciousness beyond this life’: The people turning to psychedelics on their deathbeds

Research from Johns Hopkins and NYU suggests that psychedelic drugs can significantly reduce pain and distress for those with terminal illnesses. As the British government faces calls to reschedule these substances, I talk to some of those who’ve already chosen to take the trip. (The Independent) Continue reading

Joe Pantoliano: ‘Scumbags like Trump use The Sopranos as a blueprint for being douchebags’

Joe Pantoliano: ‘Scumbags like Trump use The Sopranos as a blueprint for being douchebags’

After a four-decade career making his name as crooks and cops in films from ‘The Goonies’ to ‘Bad Boys’, the beloved Italian-American actor is heading back to his roots for lighthearted drama ‘From the Vine’. He tells me about why people still get ‘The Sopranos’ wrong, and the moment the Wachowskis realised he hadn’t actually read the script for ‘The Matrix’. (The Independent) Continue reading

Lovely Chaps

Lovely Chaps

The macho world of Wild West cowboys is given a queer makeover by America’s gay rodeo scene. I travel to Las Vegas to find out how it all began 45 years ago and why this September’s BigHorn Rodeo will be more loved-up than ever. (Vera) Continue reading