A look back at the best things we’ve clicked over the past seven days…

ClickPicks is a weekly roundup of interesting, entertaining and occasionally absurd content from across the web, as chosen by members of the Highsnobiety editorial team.

Free Love

“It’s commonly known that ecstasy was invented pre-WWI by a German pharmaceutical company, long before its rise to prominence as a party drug in the past couple of decades. While it now carries illegal status almost everywhere on Earth, this wasn’t always the case. Prior to the DEA’s classification of MDMA as a a criminal substance in June 1985, there was a short window where it was readily available in bars and clubs across Dallas and Austin, Texas. Now a new documentary is underway which investigates the first public widespread use of the drug, and the subculture it spawned while still being completely legal.” – Marta Sundac 

Girls (Run The World)

“Like any major social movement, women’s liberation is a cause championed via many different attitudes. While some fight tirelessly to end institutions like glamor modeling, Hooters and Page 3, others take precisely the opposite approach, reclaiming female sexuality for themselves and using it as a viable means to make a living. At the head of this pack are Suicide Girls — the definitive resource for so-called “alternative” modelling on the web. Having been in business for over 14 years now, the company has redefined the world of erotica by placing women in charge of everything, from the photography to the finance department. Racked met the women in charge of it all.” — AJ Gwilliam

Done With Donetsk

“Given the climate of social and political unrest in the Ukraine right now, football club Shakhtar Donetsk has hit a rough patch. Donetsk is located in the eastern-most section of the country, placing it in the eye of the storm in terms of the ongoing civil conflict. Such a situation has forced the club to re-locate West toward more stable territory, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s performance in both the Ukranian Premier League and the Champions League have suffered drastically as a result. That said, the squad hasn’t given up hope. Check out the full video above, from The Guardian.— Chris Danforth

Ad-ios

“Advertising is everywhere. The acceleration of the tech revolution in the past five years has meant brands now have more ways to communicate with you than ever before. Yet, against this backdrop, the fact that some cities have actually banned all forms of traditional advertising in an effort to clean up the cityscape is pretty laudable. Cities like São Paulo, Grenoble and Chennai are 100% billboard free, while the entirety of Vermont, Maine, Hawaii and Alaska are also clear. Is this a sign of greater, more egalitarian things to come? Or is it simply indicative of a shift in preferred methods of transmitting branded messaging? This article doesn’t answer that, but it’s certainly food for thought.” – Jack Drummond

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Words by AJ Gwilliam
Features Editor

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