Some people should stay out of the water
Painted baseballs by George Sosnak (1922 – 1972)
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest
Directed by Tom Gould
Pot New for Those Who Partake
The Old Red Wizard: Willie Nelson’s Advice for Novice Pot Smokers
She’s crafty: Miley Cyrus and her 5-Foot-Tall Bong
Tao Lin writes about Terrence McKenna, who thought “the real way to do cannabis is like once a week, by yourself, in silent darkness, with the strongest stuff you can get”
“You don’t use history.”: The first legal weed purchased in Seattle heads to a museum
Red Rocks on a High Note: The Colorado Symphony collaborates with the state’s cannabis industry
The Weed 180: Parenting in these legal times
Cheech & Chong will never go to China: The son of Jackie Chan—the country’s Anti-drugs ambassador—was arrested for possessing 100 grams of marijuana
Because everything on the internet is real: Freaking out over the Fake Facebook Drug Task Force
Probably. Here’s a nice history of Keith Haring’s ‘Crack Is Wack’ piece on a handball court next to the Harlem River Drive.
Fun fact: The park where it’s located is officially named the “Crack Is Wack Playground.”
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the (Emmy) win.
These stretch nylon shorts by Reigning Champ are the perfect pants choice for the stay-at-home internet sensation who’s pounding the keyboard for some pre-fall inspiration.
Artist Petro Wodkins’ Sound-of-Power series consists of handmade porcelain speakers made to resemble busts of infamous political leaders from around the globe. While the selection of figures is surprisingly limited and random (where’s Sadaam? no Bush?), buying into this idea will give you some type of ability to “Smash The State.”
The Spread Eagle Burger is an ode to the District of Columbia. HTTR!
Amy Poehler as an art dealer
Stressed: The Life & Art of Matt Reid by Michael Gonzales
“it’s virtually impossible to talk about Organized Konfusion’s genre-busting album without waxing poetic about Matt Reid’s bold mix of graphic design, comic books, collage, sci-fi, animation and surrealism. Sharing rack space beside scores of eye-catching rap covers, including Daniel Hastings’ disturbing cover shots for Gang Starr (Hard to Earn) and Jeru the Damaja (The Sun Rises in the East), the far out beauty of Stress stood out. Before one even listened to the record, Reid’s image served as an introduction to the left-of-center urgency of the group.”
James Bosnack’s invention of the cigarette-rolling machine in 1880 helped propel the early 20th century economy forward, making the mass-production of cigarettes a “Potent Symbol of Velocity for the New Modern Age.”