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How to be an ethical consumer of cannabis

How to be an ethical consumer of cannabis

For many consumers in US states where cannabis is legal, consumption of the plant sits squarely in the realm of luxury. In Los Angeles, for…
In the age of luxury cannabis, it’s time to talk about Drug War reparations

In the age of luxury cannabis, it’s time to talk about Drug War reparations

Since California legalized recreational cannabis in January 2018, pot enthusiasts in posh sections of Los Angeles can sleep easily with a few drops of CBD…
The trailer for a Peppa Pig Chinese New Year movie is itself a stunningly moving short film

The trailer for a Peppa Pig Chinese New Year movie is itself a stunningly moving short film

The British cartoon icon Peppa Pig is coming to China’s big screens next month in Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year, a feature-length film in…
Three sunny recipes that make the best of peak citrus season

Three sunny recipes that make the best of peak citrus season

January in the frigid US Northeast always makes me crave citrus, which is at peak season right now in sunny Florida. I pry juicy oranges…
Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud” vs. Netflix’s “Fyre”: A scorecard

Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud” vs. Netflix’s “Fyre”: A scorecard

Are you trying to decide between the two documentaries streaming right now about Fyre Festival, the disastrous luxury music festival that collapsed spectacularly on social…
Photos: The aftermath of a rare and deadly tornado in Havana

Photos: The aftermath of a rare and deadly tornado in Havana

A tornado ripped through Havana, Cuba on Sunday night (Jan. 27) killing four and injuring almost 200 people. Though Cuba has encountered several hurricanes, tornados…
The powerful feminist statement in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram beauty tips

The powerful feminist statement in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram beauty tips

Beauty devotees collectively lost their minds yesterday (Jan. 28) when US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez detailed her skincare routine in a wide-ranging Instagram story. The excitement…
International luxury brands are welcoming China’s year of the pig—with varying success

International luxury brands are welcoming China’s year of the pig—with varying success

As Lunar New Year approaches, luxury brands across the world have released pig-themed products to welcome the year of the pig, which falls on Tuesday…
The man who made celery juice a wellness craze says a voice told him to do it

The man who made celery juice a wellness craze says a voice told him to do it

Celery, the fibrous vegetable that has long been a bit player on crudités platters or as a component of the soup base known as mirepoix,…
Easy buffalo wings, shrimp, and cauliflower for the win

Easy buffalo wings, shrimp, and cauliflower for the win

Buffalo is really the little sauce that could. At its simplest, it’s just two ingredients: equal parts Frank’s Red Hot and melted butter. A few…
The midrange Manhattan hotel that changed American hospitality

The midrange Manhattan hotel that changed American hospitality

Shame on the Hotel Pennsylvania, and shame on all of us. This midtown Manhattan hotel just had its hundredth birthday, and no one threw a…
Cardi B has thrown her considerable political power behind Colin Kaepernick

Cardi B has thrown her considerable political power behind Colin Kaepernick

The rapper Cardi B won’t be playing the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5 today. She turned down an offer to perform, she told…
After calling NFL safety rules “soft,” Trump says his son best avoid the “dangerous sport”

After calling NFL safety rules “soft,” Trump says his son best avoid the “dangerous sport”

While on the campaign trail in October 2016, Donald Trump mocked the National Football League for becoming “soft” by taking measures to prevent player concussions,…
Michael Bloomberg will gather “all the data” on voters, whether or not he runs for president

Michael Bloomberg will gather “all the data” on voters, whether or not he runs for president

What is the most important political weapon that a fortune of several billion can buy you in 2019? A vast trove of voter data. And…
As a hard Brexit looms, Brits are stockpiling food and prepping to evacuate the Queen

As a hard Brexit looms, Brits are stockpiling food and prepping to evacuate the Queen

UK prime minister Theresa May has promised that she will return to Brussels to fight for a Brexit deal, but as the March 29 deadline…
Trump could cost the US the World Bank presidency for the first time

Trump could cost the US the World Bank presidency for the first time

Donald Trump is preparing to select David Malpass, a Treasury official, as the US nominee to lead the World Bank, a move predicted to hasten…
Snack Twitter, from Whoopie Pies to Corn Nuts, is rallying around a depressed SunnyD

Snack Twitter, from Whoopie Pies to Corn Nuts, is rallying around a depressed SunnyD

Snack Twitter has officially joined Bird Twitter as one of the more uplifting communities in the troll-filled universe of Twitter dot com. It all started…
Tonight’s State of the Union guests represent a deeply divided America

Tonight’s State of the Union guests represent a deeply divided America

President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address tonight is supposed to focus on “unity.” “We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build…
How to eviscerate your enemies with words, by Jeff Bezos

How to eviscerate your enemies with words, by Jeff Bezos

Pity the Pecker who is the subject of Jeff Bezos' savage prose.
Edible bouquets for hipster foodies are here and god they look awful

Edible bouquets for hipster foodies are here and god they look awful

We are not here to shame your fruit-tastic Edible Arrangement. But a jerky bouquet?