Other ‘New York Times’ Drug Columns We’d Like to See

“Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more.” And that’s when Maureen Dowd fell down the rabbit hole, delivering a New York Times opinion pages piece that had half of Twitter cheering on Dowd for getting stoned and writing about it and the other half making jokes about the fact that we have yet another Times writer getting real about the wacky tobacky.

I, for one, thought it was a fine piece, although I do wish Dowd had taken a page out of Kendrick Lamar’s playbook and titled it “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” But now that writers at the New York Times are celebrating 420 on a regular basis, I got to thinking about what other dream drug pieces I’d love to see in the back pages of the Grey Lady.


David Brooks pops a molly and goes to a Steve Aoki concert

Here’s where the Times has a chance to get “on it” twice in one piece. Notorious jaded cool guy David Brooks takes a little MDMA to see one of the world’s preeminent button-pushing, killer drop-making EDM DJs, to help subscribers understand what all the fuss is about. Midway through the event, the music takes control, and all Brooks wants to do is dance. However, he promptly gets over it and writes a piece titled, “Molly: Meh.”