Making the News

A former TV News anchor reflects on his fall from life with exotic holidays to bankruptcy and subsequent homelessness, living on the seafront in Brighton, UK.

Co-produced and directed by Conor O’Grady and Daniele Baron

Trinity High Life

Originally published April 2013

Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.

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My Father, The Drug Lord by Tony Dokoupil

Big Tony Dokoupil–a charismatic, high-living drug trafficker–made his fortune moving dozens of tons of weed, then bottomed out and lost it all. His estranged son finds him two decades later, ruined, and confronts the man who abandoned his family to rule over the golden age of marijuana.

Knock On Wood…

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Your chances of getting audited by the IRS are at the lowest percentages since the 1980s. A look at the numbers, below.

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Johnny Cash’s Gospel-Driven Work Ethic

Blank on Blank returns with this interview featuring Johnny Cash in 1996.

Stacks of Cheddar & Dough & Clams & Cake & Bread

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The richest, and in turn most powerful families in food.

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Shabazz Napier’s One Shining Moment of Truth by Ian Crouch

The NCAA champ who can’t afford to eat

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The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet by Charles Bethea

Last year, a media-shy billionaire bought the flailing Lonely Planet travel-guide empire, then shocked observers by hiring an unknown 24-year-old former wedding photographer to save it. Charles Bethea straps in for a bizarre ride as a kid mogul tries to remake a legendary brand for the digital age.

PotCoin

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The Marijuana industry is getting its own crypto-currency.

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A Potential Gamechanger

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After agreeing with the argument that “college football is, for all practical purposes, a commercial enterprise that relies on players’ labor to generate billions of dollars in profits,” a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that football players at Northwestern University can unionize, creating the first college athlete’s union.

Lunchtime Laughter

Report: 95% Of Grandfathers Got Job By Walking Right Up And Just Asking

This Is a Generic Brand Video

Streaming Silence

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Los Angeles band Vulfpeck have figured out a way to get paid off of Spotify, have their fans stream their album Sleepify (full of silent tracks) on repeat while they sleep.
 

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Spaghetti No. 5

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An illustrated trip to the Barilla Factory in Parma, Italy

Gentlemen of Letters

A Dublin Sign Painting Film

What’s in Cookie Dough Oreos?

Our overall willingness to be deceived.

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The Gavel Drops at Sotheby’s by Andrew Rice

The auction house is under attack by hedge-fund activist Daniel Loeb, who wants it to start making lots more money, in part by refusing to kowtow to rich folks like him.

HUF Green

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Modernica’s limited edition run of collector’s chairs with HUF Worldwide are something to sit on and think about for a second.

No Fades for the Faded

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Despite the welcoming Cheech & Chong artwork on the wall, one barber shop in Greeley, Colorado is refusing to service to people who smell like pot.

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