“Outlandish Questions” – Is it legal weed or the prospect of legal weed, that makes us long for prohibition? In The Inlander

wanted to hate the Volstead Act. The bar’s been open for several years, but I’d never been until a few weeks ago. I had, however, been to the Cruise Room in Denver, a similar celebration of Prohibition. If all nostalgia is a hopeless dream of recapturing what’s been lost, there’s something especially hollow about nostalgia for an era we didn’t live through. Prohibition nostalgia, a booze fantasy of naughty behavior, feels like cuddling up to vice, an expression of our superbad outlaw selves, but safe — like inhaling vaporized water instead of cigarette smoke.

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