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is a music and drugs journalist, and author of the stoner cult classic,
WEED: Everything You Want to Know But Are Always Too Stoned to Ask
(Penguin Random House). She writes a Substack newsletter called
Rave New World
, and throws an epic party called
. After studying Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Lhooq was a
music editor at VICE
in NYC from 2014-2017, covering raves and global nightlife. Since moving to Los Angeles, her writing has appeared in
The Los Angeles Times
New York Magazine
, and others. She has been interviewed in
. Lhooq's work is centered on the themes of counterculture and political autonomy—through the critical lens of underground parties, street protests, and psychedelics. You can subscribe to her
and follow her escapades on
Remembering the Late Michael Alig, King of the Club Kids, Ex-Con Killer… And Unconventional Psychedelic Pioneer
The 54-year-old nightclub fixture pioneered NYC rave culture, but struggled with his own demons—drug addiction and the murder of drug dealer Angel Melendez, among them.
Why People are Using Ketamine Nasal Spray to Party
Diversion of high-grade ketamine from clinics, coupled with the popularity of the k-spray method, has allowed many ravers to experience the therapeutic potential of this drug in a safer way.
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