Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death last weekend of an apparent drug overdose raised uncomfortable questions about the link between drugs and creativity.
Writers, performers and artists have been using mind-altering substances for centuries, and the debate about the role of drugs and creativity has raged just as long.
Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman was joined by Awards editor Steve Pond, Senior Editor Diane Garrett and Blogger/Reporter Greg Gilman for a roundtable discussion in TheWrap offices. Among the issues debated: Does drug use taint artistic achievement? Are our movies and music richer for drug use?