Alexander Shulgin, Ecstasy’s ‘Godfather,’ Dead at 88

Alexander Shulgin, the pioneering scientist best known for introducing the drug known as ecstasy to the wider world in the '70s and '80s, has died.
Marc Hogan / June 3, 2014

Rolling in the Deep: Hip-Hop’s Greatest Molly Moments

It all started out as a weight-loss gambit. In 1913, German pharmaceutical company Merck patented MDMA (née "3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine") for use as a diet pill, beginning…
SPIN Staff / February 28, 2013

Madonna Puts the ‘E’ in EDM

Hey, whaddya know? I'm officially part of a controversy! Not only that, for what is probably the first time ever, I find myself on the…
Philip Sherburne / March 27, 2012