At 28, Mark was bored beyond belief—with his music, with his nagging girlfriend, with the whole East Village poseur scene. Only his ten-bag-a-day habit kept life interesting, but maybe that meant it was time to quit.
Charged with possession of illegal drugs after a questionable police raid on his house, our National-Affairs Desk chief faces up to fifty years in prison. “This was a lifestyle bust,” says Thompson. “The times are a-changin’.”