The Department of Justice's crackdown on California medical marijuana might be the most well known in the country, but it's worth paying attention to legal developments in Montana, where U.S. Attorneys are also doing battle with dispensaries.
As detailed by the Helena Independent Record, federal pr ... More >>
This Week in the Voice, out today, the Village Voice Media series "Crossing The Line" offers several different perspectives on U.S. immigration policies. Chuck Strouse writes of Sunday voting bans: "In a brazen attempt to steal this fall's election, Florida's Republican lawmakers have outlawed votin ... More >>
Certified organic, with the roasting date inked in by hand. Now that's artisanal!
If you're a coffee fanatic, it calls for a little celebration every time a new coffee roaster hits town. In the last couple of years, we've seen the arrival of Stumptown (Portland), Intelligentsia (Chicago), and Blue ... More >>
Lest you take fitness tips from a human being, the New York-based, luxury gym Equinox will require its trainers to turn in their "boxy, cotton t-shirts that make it impossible to tell if there is a six-pack or a muffin-top underneath" in favor of "form-fitting tops" by Sugoi starting in Septe ... More >>
Walter Breuning died yesterday in Great Falls, Montana at the age of 114, making him the world's oldest man. The AP reports that the former railroad worker identified eating only two meals a day as a key to his longevity. In related news, the world's youngest person was just born.
the East Coast Rapist. viaA man known by police as the "East Coast Rapist" has been apprehended in Connecticut. Aaron Thomas, 39, has allegedly sexually assaulted 17 women in four states (Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Earlier this week, law enforcement created the aptly ... More >>
Moo-ve over, beef.Bison farming: Doesn't it just sound like something done in Montana? Well, it is. But it's also a New York thing. Food Curated takes a tour of North Quarter Farm in Riverhead, Long Island, which has been raising bison for some 30 years. As has recently been reported, bison m ... More >>
Tell this woman not to smoke. We dare you.Breaking: People who are smoking do not like to be told not to smoke. Particularly out in the middle of an open-aired park, surrounded by empty chairs, after they've been cast from bars and restaurants and their own homes. Particularly when that one c ... More >>
Up next in our servicey "What Not to Do with Marijuana" series -- a/k/a, how not to be stupid -- we have the valuable lesson of the kid in Montana who wanted to buy weed and, er, somehow managed to text his request to the local sheriff.
Farmers and animal rights activists in Ohio have reached an agreement to restrict the confinement of hens raised for eggs and meat, which could lead those in other states to follow suit.
Russia, one of the world's biggest exporters of wheat, is experiencing its worst drought in 13 ... More >>
Any attempt to describe what Reggie Watts does onstage will inevitably fail to convey the dizzying heights of absurdity the man regularly achieves, but here it goes. First, the Seattle-via-Montana transplant constructs backing tracks via carefully controlled beat-boxing and judicious use of loopin ... More >>
Hardee's hopes to boost sales with its new Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, dipped in a buttermilk and egg batter, rolled in seasoned flour, and fried. The idea was inspired by its Made From Scratch biscuits.
Scotland is cracking down on food waste with the introduction of special ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
New York new composers So Percussion are constantly working and competing in an arena immune to the hype cycle, so it's easy to take their awesomeness for granted. Four dudes making tikking-takking ... More >>
A spokesman for one-man public option wrecking crew Max Baucus confirmed today that the divorced Senator from Montana is in a "mature and happy relationship" with a former aide.
The problem is, it seems that Baucus and Melodee Hanes, both still married, were already in that relationship bac ... More >>
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We love Staten Island. These stories appear in today's Staten Island Advance: a 20-year-old who "opened fire" with a .45 on his street, an 18-year-old who slashed his 14-year-old brother in a dispute over TV volume, and a young couple who took their baby out for a joyri ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
For carnivores trying to reduce their meat consumption for the greater good (ie., sustainability reasons), vegetarian recipes from meat lovers may be the answer, such as Bill Niman, of Niman Ranch's, Three-Bean Chili and barbecue expert Steven Raichlen's Malaysian Grilled Tofu with Chilli Peanut Sau ... More >>
Couple of typos here, but the point stands.
If you ain't a Montana cowboy, you ain't shit.
Fast zombies suck.
Don't mess with Arkansas... either.
Green shirts are for pimps.
Barack & Michelle & Sasha & Maliah.
Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians.
Dip me in beer and throw me to th ... More >>
This one's for you, Zeke.
Jason Lytle (Home Slice Pizza)
Explosions in the Sky (Auditorium Shores Stage)
SXSW Saturday Afternoon, March 21
So I've got this Grandaddy fixation thing I'd just as soon not gas on about. (Anymore.) Suffice it to say that ex-frontman Jason Lytle remains a person of int ... More >>