Stories about Medicine

The ‘Trump Doctrine’ is sinking fast

The Iranian government saw the President’s vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me, ''Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale.”

Immersive Jazz Age decadence in ‘The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws’

Secret casinos and chesty dancing tootsies fill Boxcar production's underground labyrinth—just don't forget the password.

The facts about vaping emerge

Supes hearing produces remarkable data on the public-health impacts of JUUL.

SF seizes homeless people’s property — and they rarely get it back

Stunning new videos document how the cops and DPW are failing to follow even their own rules as tents, medicine, and personal belongings wind up in the trash.

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

Our guide to Cinematheque's annual extravaganza of experimental films—this time around deeply personal and even nostalgic.

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

As psychedelics become mainstream, this groundbreaking gathering addresses everything from two-spirit ecology to queer jam band fans.

Homeless, at the airport

The view from LaGuardia, where people hide and move along and live in a world where there's no place for poor people to go.

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

How the media distort news from Venezuela

Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration -- as if anything Trump says is credible.

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?