Mushroom People: A Magazine for Mycophiles

Cannabis-centered, women-run Broccoli Magazine released a special Mushroom People issue, dedicated to mycophiles and the mushroom curious alike. This 192-page magazine explores fungi and their meanings from a multitude of ethereal, healing and fascinating perspectives. Writer Bethany van Rijswijk forages through folklore’s interpretation of shrooms, Shruti Ravindran explores tripping through a neuroscience lens, while other writers tackle astrology, gastronomy and more. Soaked in psychedelic art …

Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: Nature as the Ultimate Architect

Many of this year's participants looked to the natural world for their innovations

The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale was destined to be a memorable event for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious: it’s one of the first international events open to the public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After so many months of lockdowns, forced closures and virtual viewing rooms, an occasion like this—meeting with new and old peers—was undoubtedly a strange and exhilarating …

Mushrooms: Tantalizing, Transformative Fruiting Fungi

Inspired by her experimentations with Smallhold’s at-home mushroom grow kits, The New York Times writer Zoë Schlanger explores the comfort and delight millions have derived from the simple act of watching mushrooms emerge from waste. (Smallhold’s magic comes from the mycelium of wood-eating fungus buried in bricks of sawdust.) Schlanger offers instructions on caring for your countertop collection, expert insight into the mushroom economy and …