Security, Tunnels, and the United States-Mexico Border (article)

Sorrensen, Cynthia. “Making the Subterranean Visible: Security, Tunnels, and the United States-Mexico Border.” Geographical Review 104, no. 3 (July 2014): 328–45. Describes the recent surge in discovery of underground drug trafficking tunnels and its implications for border security.

On Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology (1915) (article)

Russell, Herbert. “Enduring Epitaphs.” Illinois Heritage 17, no. 1 (February 1, 2014): 11–12. Notes how the representations of drug and alcohol abuse in Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology (1915) changed the perception of life in rural American villages and influenced later writers such as Sherwood Anderson and Thornton Wilder.

Declines in drug- and alcohol-related deaths in New York City, 1990-2010 (article)

Preston, Samuel H., and Irma T. Elo. “Anatomy of a Municipal Triumph: New York City’s Upsurge in Life Expectancy.” Population & Development Review 40, no. 1 (March 2014): 1–29. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2014.00648.x. Notes how the declines in “drug- and alcohol-related deaths also played a significant role in New York City’s advance.”

On participant-observer studies of the drug scene in 1970s Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax (article)

Marquis, Greg. “Constructing an Urban Drug Ecology in 1970s Canada.” Urban History Review / Revue d’Histoire Urbaine 42, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 27–40. Examines unpublished “participant-observer studies of the drug scene in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax” from the early 1970s.

Dionysos: the literature and intoxication triquarterly ONLINE

Steve Earnshaw (Sheffield Hallam) and Pam Lock (University of Bristol) are pleased to announce that the first five volumes of Dionysos: the literature and intoxication triquarterly (1989-1994) can now be accessed as pdfs at the following website:
We would like to thank Roger Forseth for kindly granting permission to make these issues publicly available and to Shana Aue and Laura Jacobs at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Library for their help in making this possible.