Lots of pot news this morning!
Though New York might reform weed regs, the Feds have continued their crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries elsewhere -- most recently, they filed court docs to shut down three dispensaries near Los Angeles -- but new research puts to question law enforcement's ... More >>
So with the Final Four set -- No. 4-seed Louisville vs. No. 1-seed Kentucky and two No. 2 -seeds, Kansas facing Ohio State -- before we move on, it's time to take a quick glance back at what everyone was calling a tournament of upsets just a week or so ago.
And, of course, there were upsets. ... More >>
When the subject of women in punk and rock is broached, the usual suspects often come up: Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna, Patti Smith, Kim Deal and Debbie Harry. The injustice here is how punk-rock bassist Kira (born Kira Roessler) is rarely mentioned in the same breathnot that she cares m ... More >>
You've probably heard about the sex scandal rocking the West Coast. A USC student in a fraternity (who has since been suspended for his naughty behavior) was busted for having sex with a non-USC student (determined to be from UCLA) on a campus building's rooftop. Surely, thousands of USC stud ... More >>
viaGo ahead and turn Twitter off today, you'll thank us. There will be only two types of tweets: people talking about South by Southwest (or, "South by," if you're an insufferable nincompoop) and people talking about March Madness. Both of them will make you very angry. Just so you don't miss ... More >>
viaWe always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>
The Times has a great piece today that defies a lot of the common stereotypes of what it means to be gay in America. Since 1990, the Census has been a gold mine of information about LGBT couples for creative demographers. Despite the lack of any question about sexual orientation (hence, no info on s ... More >>
SI.comJosh LuchsThis week's Sports Illustrated cover story is the most important sports story since Tom Verducci's groundbreaking story on performance enhancing drugs, "Totally Juiced," back in 2002.
As you've probably heard, the article, "Confessions of an Agent," just out today, is Josh L ... More >>
Via Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter.Last night, a discussion panel regarding hipsters entitled Look at This F*cking Panel: A Sociological Investigation of the Hipster took place at UCLA's Ackerman Grand Ballroom. We dispatched author, blogger, and Friend of Runnin' Scared, Tess Lynch, to documen ... More >>
Does the idea of hipsters as a sociological group or hipsterism as a sociological trend really merit the studying of hipsters as if they were an anthropological goldmine waiting to be excavated for crucial insights into the contemporary human psyche?
It is not our wont to get all depressing on a Friday -- not even a sunny, gorgeous Friday like this one -- but this drinking study just came out, and since it's not just Friday but also time for your installment of "Tragicomic Fridays," (as if this didn't suffice), here we go: