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Read Downtown Owl

September 27, 2008

It’s not often that I talk about books on this blog (which is actually kind of weird because I make a living talking about books) but after reading some short reviews my dear friend Emily recently wrote, I thought that maybe I should start. I just recently read Downtown Owl, Chuck Klosterman‘s first work of […]

Albert Hofman Dies at Age 102

April 30, 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, inventor of lysergic acid diethylamide 25, otherwise known as LSD or acid, died yesterday, April 29th 2008, at the age of 102. Hofmann first synthesized the drug in 1938 as a part of an experiment to develop various blood thinners for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Sandoz. But it wasn’t until April […]