Joseph Schafer

Joseph Schafer is an Editor at DOPE magazine. He writes about cannabis as well as politics, technology, pop culture and music played at ear-splitting volume. Follow him on Twitter at @JosephPSchafer and Instagram at @timesnewromancatholic

Author's Articles


Solid Bronze: “Swangin’” Music Video

New Jersey duo Solid Bronze pay loving homage to the deepest of 70’s grooves in the video “Swangin’” taken from…

Exclusive: David Crosby recalls tripping out in Mama Cass’s Pool

David Crosby, he of Crosby, Stills and Nash, has been a world-famous folk singer since he was 24, when his…

Video Premiere: Cannabis Corpse – “Dawn of Weed Possession”

The war on drugs was a total nightmare, one that death metal band Cannabis Corpse reimagine as a slick 1980’s…

Feminism, Flower and Fury – Venom Prison

With feminist lyrics and furious guitar playing, extreme heavy metal band Venom Prison exploded out of South Wales in 2016…

Through A Million Avenues with Jeremy Fish

“Welcome to my fucked-up bakery,” Jeremy Fish says unfastening a small latch built into a bookcase of his North Beach,…
DOPE Reviews

DOPE Review: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Quentin Tarantino films are always about other films. Sure, they’re also always about other things — the grimly funny existentialist…
Edible Reviews

Hemp Blossoms Clover Honey

Hemp Blossoms Clover Honey by iIndulge If you’re like me, you need your caffeine as well as your CBD in…

DOPE Interviews | Qoiet: Dance Music Meets Metal

Germany-based producer Bruno Brocker, better known by his nome-de-DJ Qoiet, began releasing dark electronic dance music in 2016. The titles…
DOPE Reviews

DOPE Recap | Game of Thrones: “The Iron Throne”

In “The Iron Throne,” the final episode in “Game of Thrones,” the plot takes a back seat to ruminations on…

DOPE Recap | Game of Thrones: “The Bells”

In the most contemptable moment in "The Bells," the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen has…