This Week in the Voice: Shock The Junkie with Ibogaine Ingestion


It’s common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn’t the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week’s Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Hamilton as he welcomes you to the wonderful world of Ibogaine: Can it Cure Addiction Without the Hallucinogenic Trip?

Elsewhere in News, the big wide world out there is nothing but a trip:

  • Remember ACORN? The community organizing organization took their time gaining prominence as a credible operation, and were felled fast, taking as steep a decline as their rise was gradual. Why? Voice columnist Tom Robbins documents the phenomenon that was Acorn’s Long Rise and Fast Fall.
  • Voice gossip Michael Musto will narc on you if you’re not careful. Who learns the lesson the hard way this week? Per Musto: Colin Firth Said the C-Word!

In Food, we’re eating lots of things, hallucinogenic qualities aside (or as added value):

  • Voice food critic and de facto outer-borough explorer Robert Sietsema keeps it close to the homestead this week by filing on flashy restaurateur Donatella Arpaia’s new Chelsea pizza joint, Donatella, who he says packs some of the best Sicilian dishes in town.

In Film, we’re buying the ticket, and taking the ride. Also, ZOMFG HARRY POTTER!!!!!!

In Arts, we don’t need to take drugs to see some crazy shit:

All that, plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and Dan Savage. And then some.

Here at the Voice, we’re not quite the ragged bunch of New York Druggies you think we are. But, you know, close enough. We choose life. What about you?