Three excerpts from our 2016 line-up 

December 21, 2015 Tyee Bridge

Opium Eater: The New Confessions  "Then there is the actual taking of the drug. If you don’t get a high from whatever medicine you take, I suppose it is just a medicine. Nobody craves Tylenol or Ibuprofen or Lipitor. If, however, the drug you are taking is really, in your own mind, a drug, all the preparation involved is part of a lovely ritual of anticipation. It has a sort of a pleasant glow of association. Do this, feel that. As a lifelong non-smoker, a cautious adolescent, and the most sober adult at any party, I have nevertheless been fascinated...