Benedict IX, the Sex Party Pope

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie Fails is a third-generation San Franciscan who dreams of buying back his old family home in the Fillmore.

Roughly the Distance from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas

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How far Frodo and Sam walked in The Lord of the Rings.

Mansa Musa, The “King of Kings”

Old Ink

You Won’t Regret That Tattoo is a short doc by Angie Bird that “explores the meanings and memories behind the tattoos of an older generation, and challenges the belief that ink is something we will come to regret.”

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News for Those Who Partake

 

“Marijuana has many useful uses” – Morgan Freeman, advocate

If the cops or your mom come knocking, think again about flushing that weed down the toilet.

Bunny Wailer needs $1 million to protect Rasta interests in these new ganja times. He’s raised $205 so far.

Marihuana, Spring 1933

Science proves that if you’re involved in a hotbox, will get you high.

Here’s the average price of an ounce in each of the 50 states.

Picking the perfect craft beer to complement the terps, there’s a class for that.

The New Yorker visits day one of the first Marijuana Investor Summit.

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MassRoots, the “Instagram for weed.”

 

The Apple Watch is for Dicks

(Thanks Kiji!)

The First Lady of the Internet

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1972 Playboy centerfold Lena Söderberg, whose image was originally digitized in 1973, and is still used today for “testing a wide range of image processing algorithms.”

“You Can Be Different and Not Considered an Oddball”

Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer (and cat herder), on certain benefits about working at an art school.

Next Stop Fedora

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The Coolness Spiral of Death, a chart that shows how with age we become detached from mainstream music.

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Would Love To Know Who Comes Up With This Stuff

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The Game of 72, a social media chain mail game wherein kids are challenged to “completely disappear — both online and offline — for three straight days.”

The Holy Modal Rounders, a Freak Folk Band formed on the Lower East Side

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