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Fresh Tunes

Although brighter days are on the horizon, the timeline for when musicians can safely resume touring is still hazy. The situation has forced many artists to stay productive by focusing on studio projects, with many being released in the early part of the year. From indie upstarts to established legends, here’s a look at 10 new albums coming...

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National: Waiting on a Friend

  If we’ve learned one thing over the past year, we can probably all agree, it’s the value of delivery. Stuck at home and hungry, we placed 500 percent more Instacart orders than we had before the plague, and we paid DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates $5.5 billion in combined revenue to bring us doughnuts, dumplings, and...

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Safe Space – Detroit’s Inclusive Bud and Breakfast

Activist and entrepreneur Jess Jackson is destigmatizing cannabis and building a community where everyone is welcome at her Copper House Bud and Breakfast. Jess Jackson wants the world to know her as a “community architect.” “That means I build, develop, sustain, and enhance communities,” says the 33-year-old entrepreneur. “It’s not a known career, but the name conveys that...

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Zen and the Art of Apple Pie

Become one with the dough and bring a taste of flaky bliss to the table. First, there is that apple-cinnamon/caramel steam that grabs you by the nose. Then you see the whole pie emerge from the oven and, finally, a warm apple pie wedge whose juices mingle the melting vanilla bean gelato. You take a bite and smile,...

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Stick it Where? Cannabis Suppositories

Cannabis suppositories offer relief and comfort. As a cannabis writer living in Humboldt, CA, I don’t shy away from trying new things. CBD eye cream? Sure! Sea salt caramels with a micro-dose of THC? Obviously! So when it came time to try cannabis suppositories, I didn’t blink. A firm believer in the power of plants, I’ve made my...

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A Stuffing Tale: The Best Stuffing Ever

Diversity rules the side dishes that fill our feast table. I was well into high school before I got an inkling that lasagna was not a traditional Thanksgiving side dish and that turkey stuffing usually involved cubed bread. The earliest feasts tucked in the cubby holes of my memory were eaten in shifts around a large table at...

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Pot in the Polls – Legalization on the 2020 Ballot

Cannabis legalization is on November ballots in five states this November. Here’s what you need to know before the 2020 election. As of September 2020, 33 states have passed medical marijuana laws, and 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for adult use. And according to New Frontier Data, 98.6 percent of the US is living in...

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State of the Bees

How to help our local honeybees survive “How are the bees?” It is a common refrain we hear as beekeepers. People are genuinely concerned, not just because they love honey, but because they understand the local and global impact of a decimated pollinator population. The answer is … not great. Average colony losses now range from 40 to...

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