• Asher Klein
  • For Drugs Week: a potent, mind-altering substance.

A year ago, still a lowly intern, I was given a chance to review the doughnuts at the trendy Doughnut Vault—for the price of getting up early to wait in its perpetual line. People swear by the Vault’s doughnuts and wanted to make sure they could get their half dozen before the small bakery sold out. The testimony of my line mates wasn’t the first I’d heard about the transcendental qualities of doughnuts (which apparently stretch to spelling) but as I bit into the ones I picked up that morning, it occurred to me that I’d never had a life-changing doughnut—present company included.