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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Idealism

Rob Zombie shares the ultimate Halloween playlist

Rob Zombie knows a thing or two about getting spooky — peep these album names from his time as White Zombie frontman as well as a solo act:</i> …

‘Steve Jobs’ Review: Good Apple, Slightly Mushy Core

Danny Boyle’s biopic stars Michael Fassbender as the Silicon Valley innovator in a story, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, that’s as multifarious as Apple’s founder<p>A celebrated ad campaign for Apple urged us to “Think different.” That’s certainly what the people who made “Steve Jobs” have tried to do. This …

Danny Boyle

Eminem on Tupac: ‘He Was a Superstar in Every Aspect of the Word’

Eminem continued <i>Paper</i> magazine’s three-part tribute to late hip-hop greats with an ode to the musical versatility and emotional depth of Tupac: “He …

50 Cent's Empire premiere diss on Instagram

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) called 50 Cent “thirsty” on Wednesday’s <i>Empire,</i> and 50 Cent is not pleased — so much so that he expressed his …

Kanye West: I’m the Most ‘Honest Celebrity We Have’

Kanye West proffered zen ruminations about his new album, Yeezy Season 2 line, his growing acceptance within the fashion world and why he’s got a …

Flashback: A Hungover Black Sabbath Briefly Reunite at Live Aid

Ozzy Osbourne had been out of Black Sabbath for just five years by the time that Live Aid came around in the summer of 1985, but quite a lot happened …

Father John Misty’s Insane ‘Dream’ Forced Taylor Swift Song Removal

Father John Misty has removed his Velvet Underground-style covers of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and “Welcome to New York” after detailing on …

The Republican Candidates Donald Trump Has Hurt the Most

Donald Trump is hurting all his fellow Republican presidential candidates, though some more than others. Rick Perry, who suspended his campaign on Friday, is at the top of that list but is far from alone.<p>To assess the flow of support among the many candidates since Mr. Trump entered the race in …

PewDiePie is probably shooting his own TV show

He's the king of YouTube, but that's not enough<p><i>Kotaku</i> has taken a deep dive into the recent work and social media life of YouTube star PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg), one that's yielded an interesting conclusion: he's probably making a TV show. Kjellberg is set to spend the next two months in Los …

Apple to dominate smartwatch industry through 2019

While Apple (AAPL) is intent on keeping its Apple Watch sales numbers to itself, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts the company’s …

Jack White vs. the Black Keys: A Beef History

January 19th, 2012: White Bars Dan Auerbach From Nashville Studio<p>The roots of the conflict date back to 2010, when Jack White told <i>Rolling Stone, "</i>I'm …

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

<b>So it's a pretty dark movie. Even some of your music choices — it's not like always uplifting, there's a real darkness to it.</b><p><b>Gibney:</b> I would say it's light and dark. The moment at the beginning where you're hearing the studio version of "Tambourine Man" and you're seeing all those people hold up …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Playtime is over, unicorns

I’d say it’s time to start worrying, at least if your career is tied to tech, especially that corner of it dominated by high-valuation, high-growth, …

25 Must-See Movies at Toronto Film Festival 2015

‘Amazing Grace’<p>Aretha Franklin fans (by which we mean People of Earth), you are in for a treat: Director Sydney Pollack's previously unseen …

Fear the Walking Dead premiere: See the first 3 minutes from the Walking Dead companion series

In advance of Sunday’s premiere of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, AMC has released the first three minutes of the <i>Walking Dead</i> companion series.<p>The clip …

Is Canada losing tech patents game? It's not even playing

<i>On May 9, The Globe and Mail published</i> Canadians Can Innovate, But We're Not Equipped To Win <i>by former Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie. This is part of a series responding to and expanding on that essay.</i><p><i>Dan Breznitz holds the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and is a co-director of the</i> …

Innovation Economy

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Obama Administration

Will North Carolina be the next state to ‘turn away the gays?’

A bill to allow North Carolina officials to refuse to serve any couple they don’t like is several steps closer to passing, even after the governor …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings

Facebook Opens a New Artificial Intelligence Lab

The company is betting on machine learning to improve users' experience by sorting photos, video, and other material more efficiently.<p>Facebook has opened an artificial intelligence laboratory in Paris, France--its third--as the race is on to build smarter machines that can make better sense of our …

American Pharoah becomes first Triple Crown winner in 37 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> American Pharoah sat back in the starting gate and when the doors opened he was late. For a moment, for one second out of 146, it didn't look good for the horse who was chasing history.<p>But the 3-year-old bay colt, bidding to become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown and the first in 37 …

Poised for attack: Photo shows lion shortly before mauling woman to death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A photo has emerged showing the lioness that mauled American tourist Katherine Chappell moments before the deadly attack.<p>In the photo, the wild cat's huge paws are clamped onto the side of the white safari Jeep in which Chappell was a passenger. Almost as tall as the Jeep on her hind legs, …

What's inside an open marriage?

<b>(CNN) —</b> I remember our wedding like it was yesterday. My father and I started walking down the aisle in the front yard at my childhood home, and Chris shot me the widest smile I'd ever seen. Everyone else disappeared in that moment. That was almost 20 years ago.<p>Our marriage has been more fulfilling …

Relationships

Texas pool party chaos: 'Out of control' police officer resigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just days after a video that went viral online showed him yanking a 14-year-old bikini-clad girl to the ground and kneeling on her back, Eric Casebolt has resigned from his post as a corporal for the Police Department in McKinney, Texas.<p>The video posted to YouTube showing the police …

US judge orders end to 43-year solitary confinement

Louisiana jail inmate Albert Woodfox's plight drew international condemnation and became subject of two documentaries.<p>A US judge has ordered the release of a Louisiana jail inmate who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement.<p>The last of the Angola Three inmates, Albert Woodfox, 68, …

Documentaries

Naked Rambler makes legal history as he appears before judges in nude

Stephen Gough sits behind large table while watching court proceedings via video link from prison as judges asked to quash conviction<p>A man known as the Naked Rambler has made legal history - by appearing before leading judges in the nude.<p>Former marine Stephen Gough, from Hampshire, watched …

Australian man died after 'courageous leap from cruise ship to save girlfriend'

Inquest in Sydney into death of Australian couple on Carnival Spirit cruise liner in 2013 hears the deaths were a "tragic accident"<p>A 30-year-old Australian man who leapt from a cruise liner shortly after his girlfriend fell was trying to save her and committed an "act of supreme courage", police …