What is a mushroom? What do mushrooms mean? What do mushrooms do? What do we want from mushrooms? What do the mushrooms want?
These are the questions the makers of Broccoli ask and answer in Mushroom People, our special edition, single-issue magazine for mycophiles. We call on artists, writers, and fungi enthusiasts from around the world to explore mushroom fact and fantasy, collecting specimens of all kinds: the strange and familiar, beautiful and ugly, toxic and healing, ephemeral and enduring.
Inside Mushroom People, Bethany van Rijswijk delves into the folklore of the magic mushroom, arrangements by Leslie Kirchhoff and Yasmine Khatib prove that mushrooms are the new flowers, Claire L. Evans goes inside the trip report forum Erowid, Zoe Gong heals what ails us, Adrienne Kammerer paints a slug’s-eye-view, William Padilla-Brown talks citizen mycology, Shruti Ravindran breaks down the neuroscience of tripping, and Lio Min searches for counter-culture on the forest floor. Plus: MycoAstrology, Mushroom Fashion Week, the search for a lost perfume, hacking a chat-shroom in the Wood Wide Web, glowing mushroom lamps, Mixtec transcendental gastronomy, a mushroom burial suit, and much more.