Total Grunge: Love and Depression Glow in Beautiful ‘How to Save a Dead Friend’

By Gregory Crofton Marusya Syroechkovskaya first picked up a camera as a teen to capture her disaffected life in Butovo, Russia, just south of Moscow. As a 16-year-old she wanted to die on a daily basis. She smoked Pall Malls…

‘The Crime of the Century’ Shows How FDA Approved Language Led to Our Opioid Epidemic

By Gregory Crofton Opioid abuse has America in a death grip, and it’s been that way for decades. Why have we been so slow to respond to this massive public health problem? Money is the shortest answer. But Oscar-winning (Taxi…

Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

Filmmakers followed the lives of five people over a period of three years to document their heroin addiction, health problems and sex lives.

Heroin and the War on Drugs

In the 1970s, frustration over heroin related, urban crime led to the War on Drugs. Today, heroin is back. But the users, and the response, are very different. (Source: The New York Times Retro Report)


Detox or Die from David Graham Scott on Vimeo. “Oh god this is a strange substance … I don’t know what I’m saying. I’m all mixed up. I don’t have a fucking clue what’s going on. Good God, just release…
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