Stop being a nerd and start rolling your own cigarettes

Editor’s note: Speakeasy Magazine does not endorse the consumption of tobacco products. Stay in school, kids. It’s 2 a.m., and you’re on the back porch of some furniture-less shanty of a house. You’re chatting up a comely young lush, “hitting it off,” as it were. You’re both liberally imbibed. Chances are, one of you is going…

Silk Road returns to the Net

On October 1, the illicit drug trade website, Silk Road, was shut down by the FBI; its administrator, a man named Ross William Ulbricht of San Fransisco, was apprehended and Silk Road’s assets were destroyed. This seemed like a big victory for the American Government in the multiple-decade-spanning War on Drugs. However, as of Wednesday…

Exploring a new, salty addiction

The clock strikes 2:00 a.m. I’m sitting on the bed in my dorm. My sheets aren’t identifiable, they’re so messy, scrunched up in the corner like a pile of ghost scat. My Macbook Pro’s brightness is turned up to 11. Eyeballs are deserts, I’m completely hunched over. I look scoliotic, kyphotic, and psychotic. But, whatever,…

An evening among the infected: Humans vs Zombies

Ladies and gentlemen, this reporter has engaged himself in precarious situations large and small, short and long, sticky and chewy. Bad stuff. I’ve done interviews with a drug dealer in the middle of the woods, I’ve done videography in the middle of a paintball battle, and I’ve even interviewed an Australian. However, never before have…