Issue No. 020
Dope: Our story begins in Japan with a sumo wrestling tournament, a failed coup ending in seppuku, and a journey through oblivion.
Dope / Not Dope: From there, we’ll board a (nearly) lethal cruise ship to see nearly naked a lot of people we would prefer not to have seen nearly naked.
Dope: After docking in L.A., we board a Greyhound bus to El Monte where Federico de la Fe battles for control of his destiny inside a metallic turtle.
Dope / Not Dope: And then a long walk North to Oakland to visit a young man in prison carrying 36 ghosts on his back.
Dope / Not Dope: Tired but exhilarated, a hitchhiked ride drops us off in Loveland, Colorado where grief produces a game unlike any other.
Dope / Not Dope: And then a sharp turn South to visit the monsters of excess, the monsters of sin, and monsters of love.
Dope: Our travels end deep in the Columbian countryside where something in the wind tastes so sweet. Oh my god.