Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: marijuana

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

All Ears: How to craft the perfect BBQ playlist

Guess what chicken butt, it's summer. Time for properly charred specialty foodstuffs—and don’t we need 'em? Grab a grill, a heating source be it propane or charcoal, food, and beverages...

Cannabis has a racism problem. The Floret Coalition can help.

On Thursday, hundreds of people who work in the marijuana industry gathered for a virtual event called “allyship + weed” convened by cannabis brand strategists Humble Bloom and the...

Screen Grabs: From the dark, to the streaming services

The demand for streaming movies has increased such during recent months that many films are getting taken off the shelf where they’ve laid neglected since premiering at a festival...

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

Take some salacious information, add a single person with a point of view, and suddenly you have a major international story – that can do serious damage to a...

The mother who stoned San Francisco

Alia Volz, the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco,  knew she had a good story on her hands. Every time the San Francisco native...

‘Crip Camp’ captures a very vivid moment in disability rights struggle

In 1970 and 71, Jim LeBrecht attended Camp Jened for teenagers with disabilities in upstate New York. The camp had a profound effect on his life—now, he and his collaborator...

Arts Forecast: Help save bookstores, drag queens, Frameline, more

Let's start with something positive! And then some more things positive! We deserve it. Except those of you joggers still cutting me off on the sidewalk. (For general arts...

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Ready to shed the rotting pumpkin skin of Halloween and sniff the sweet spice of the afterlife? OK that question is a lot, but after this year's All Hallow's...

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

When Olympia Dukakis won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Moonstruck, in 1988, she became the first Greek American to win the much-coveted trophy. Those...