Moby Dick

Barely illegal: A tour of LA’s highbrow cannabis scene

Carli Jo Bidlingmaier talks to a group of twentysomethings in a living room in the Bel-Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles, weeks before the recent …

Cannabis

29 Books That Would Make the Perfect Christmas Gift

The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time to shop for gifts. And when it comes to gifts, the book never goes out of style.<p>Here are …

Conservative View

Major job losses — and gains — loom with autonomous vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO — Barreling through California’s Central Valley, his big rig’s 48-foot refrigerated trailer loaded with lettuce, peppers and tomatoes, …

Boston

The Numinous and R.C. Sproul

<i>“Only once in sacred Scripture is an attribute of God elevated to the third degree. Only once is a characteristic of God mentioned three times in</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Universal Access

Three Poems<p>I have only ever lived among pollution. Tell me it is not the sky I look at but an irradiated blanket, pitched between my street lamps and …

These Places Are Actually The Middle of Nowhere

Maps

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)

Presbyterian minister R.C. Sproul, one of the most influential popularizers of Reformed theology spanning the late 20th and early 21st centuries, …

Evangelical Christianity

The Four Children's Books You Absolutely Shouldn't Buy for Hanukkah

First, a bit of consolation: None of these 2017 children’s books reach the heights of offensiveness of last year’s <i>Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf</i>. These are …

Jewish Culture

Roy Moore, Dallas officer Dustin Dillard, AT&T, Ruth Altshuler, Al Franken, sexual harassment

Principles win in Alabama<p>Re: "Democrat wins in upset — Sexual misconduct scandal proves too much even in reddest of states," Wednesday news story.<p>It …

Opinion

Change is afoot for 'Every Christmas Story Ever Told'

The title tells you nearly everything you need to know. Clocking in at about 90 minutes, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” …

Christmas books to inform and inspire your work in universities

After a difficult year in higher education, the festive break is a time to reset and rethink. Here are four inspiring reads for your stocking<p>It’s a truth more or less universally acknowledged that universities have had it tough in 2017. Their leaders have been under fire for high pay, students have …

Education

17 Little Habits That'll Actually Make You More Productive

Just do it.<p>H/t this Quora thread.

Productivity

Think Outside of the Box with Geeky Holiday Gift Baskets for 'Grown-Ups' - GeekMom

Admit it, we all love busting open a gift basket to see what surprises they hold. There’s something about placing everyday items from apples to socks …

Canadian Literature

30 Of The Best YouTube Documentaries You Can Watch Now | VG

What do you do when you have come close to smashing through the entire library of documentaries on Netflix? Head over to YouTube of course! Just like …

Documentaries

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Plays First Of Two At The House Of Blues Boston

Last night Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked-off a two night run at the House Of Blues Boston. The five piece act fresh off an appearance at Dominican …

Jerry Garcia

Huge Frank Stella show highlights artist’s sense of ‘free play’

“I think it’s going to be the largest one-man exhibition ever held in the state of Florida,” the artist Frank Stella says of his show at the NSU Art …

Art

Under $30: 11 thoughtful gifts if you're on a budget

Who says a gift has to be pricey to be memorable?<p>Between year-end cash appreciation tips, plane tickets back home, holiday parties, and, of course, all those Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest, December can wreak havoc on your wallet.<p>Luckily, you don’t have to spend big bucks to get …

Business

Whale Watching: Many companies earn a huge portion of sales from a few customers

<i>Kathryn Gessner and Kathryn Roethel Rieck contributed to this report.</i><p>Historically, whales have gotten a bad rap. In Greek mythology, whales were …

Blue Apron

Q&A With Mike Francesa Part 2: Memorable Interviews, Mad Dog Years, More

<b>NEW YORK (WFAN) —</b> The second half of Jason Keidel’s two-part interview with Mike Francesa touches on his groundbreaking career, who some of his best …

Historic Cecil County B&B, restaurant looks for buyer before 2018

The 12,677-square-foot, four-story inn was built in 1755.

Baltimore

Harry Potter Tour Conjures Up $435 Million Of Revenue For Time Warner

Media giant Time Warner has revealed that its tour behind the scenes of the Harry Potter movies in Britain has generated $435.7 million of revenue since its doors swung open in 2012.<p>The magic results are disclosed in recently-released financial statements for Leavesden Studios which is located 20 …

Harry Potter

Samuel Delany: “If You’re Going to Write Anything, Try to Take it Seriously”

<i>For part one of Samuel Delany’s conversation with Adam Fitzgerald, head here.</i><p>*<p><b>Adam Fitzgerald:</b> Looking at <i>The Journals</i>, it’s very clear to me that …

Literature

Star Wars: Original Trilogy Behind-The-Scenes Pictures Every Fan Needs To See

For three straight years, <b>Star Wars</b> fans have received a new narrative in George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away. That hot streak is set to continue for …

Star Wars

Russia investigation zeroes in on Trump inner circle

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Michael Flynn's downfall Friday exacerbated grave legal and political risks that represent the most serious threat to any administration for at least 40 years, and could eventually imperil the Trump presidency itself.<p>The plea deal cut by the fired national security adviser with …

India News

Net Neutrality: Done Deal, Open Question

Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on dismantling the Obama-era regulatory apparatus known as “net neutrality.” Depending on where you stand, this shift — from restrictions on internet service providers and strong consumer protections to a so-called “light-touch,” …

Internet

Never Stop Chasing the White Whale in Your Photography

I've got a simple question for you: is there a photo that you're chasing right now? An image that you're dying to get right? Your white whale (hooray …

Photography

The 2017 ProfHacker Holiday Gift Guide

Wow. 2017 . . . it’s been, well, let’s just say it’s been. But as the calendar turns to December, it’s time to start looking about again for gifts …

Shopping

Flynn may be the bait, but he's no coffee boy

<b>(CNN) —</b> An old adage says, "I didn't come this far to only come this far." The saying is quite apropos when it comes to federal prosecutors' offering a plea for lying.<p>It may appear at first blush that former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea on one charge of lying to federal …

Justice

Phish Fall 97: Remembering November 30th In Worcester

<i>This year marks the 20th anniversary of Phish Fall Tour 1997, a seminal run in the band’s history. JamBase teamed with The Mockingbird Foundation to</i> …

These aerial photos will make you see familiar shapes in the surfs on the shore

Remember that little game we’d play as kids, finding familiar shapes in the clouds? I still play it from time to time, but Australia-based …

Photography