Weed Bowl 48 and other mind-altering Super Bowl XLVIII stories by Steve Busfield
Legalized marijuana, Adderall suspensions and head concussions are the stories that the NFL would rather not talk about in its biggest week of the year
Is this drought in California going to last another 2 years, or 200? These are questions going through scientist’s heads as they study the long-term climate patterns in the Western states. Through tree ring and other earthly data, researchers have identified multiple 10-20 year droughts occurring over the last 1000 years, and even worse, “ancient megadroughts” happening from 850 to 1090 and 1140 to 1320. With the Colorado River being run dry, and Arizona in the midst of its own 14-year drought, the outlook isn’t too great for a quick return to the ‘wet’ years of last century. So what will happen if this drought continues for a decade or more? Farms will disappear, desalinization plants are likely, and most importantly, Californians will adapt. It won’t be the end of the world, but man, will it be expensive.
A picture of California’s drought from space. Taken one year apart. via, io9
Directed by Graeme Clifford
The “Street Series” button pack features three of FUZI UVTPK’s unique characters—a graffiti writer dreaming of going all-city; femme fatale proclaiming vengeance; and an ultra-violent thug counting his money—rendered in his trademark Ignorant Style. The pin-back buttons are 1.25 inches in diameter and come in a plastic bag with an orange header card. Limited edition of 100, and only available here.
So Money by Alex French & Howie Kahn
An oral history of Swingers
Directed by Jake Sumner
Eddie Huang heads to Shanghai where he meets and eats with a farmer-turned-food vendor.
The Making of Menace II Society by Danna Takako
The Hughes Brothers talk about the making of Menace II Society, and why its messages remain important.
Hudson Woods is a dreamy green development taking form in the Hudson River Valley. Consisting of 26 beautifully curated parcels of land on 131 acres, the community’s design-driven homes are architected from locally-sourced materials with a forester deciding optimal placement in nature for each residence, making homeownership a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Available lots begin at $665k, so maybe we’ll be neighbors once I get my “creative escape” money up.
A new book by James Jarvis compiling his daily philosophical comic about “art, being, knowledge, logic and skateboarding.”
Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker? by David Segal
Ross Ulbricht is accused of being the mastermind of Silk Road, the world’s largest and most notorious black market for drugs.
A new short film by Will Robson-Scott
“John and his dog George are a fixture on Shoreditch High Street year round. His drawings of the east London land marks and portraits of George provide John with an escape from his demons. His past is tainted with living rough and addiction. George is Johns closest companion, he and drawing are Johns one constant in life.”
Inside an Internet Addiction Treatment Center in China.
“Brian Duffy together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary” fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them “The Black Trinity”. Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.”