Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate?

Big corporations will reap the benefits of cannabis legalization in Canada but what will that mean for musicians and artists? On a cool evening this past winter, Markham cannabis producer MedReleaf unveiled the first official branding for San Rafael 71 launched with a beer: 4:20 Pale Ale with 4.20% alcohol…

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Donald Glover surprises the heck out of Chicago high school students, performs ‘This Is America’ \n

Donald Glover paid a little visit to Chance's Open Mike night.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Chance the Rapper brought out Donald Glover as a surprise guest at his latest Open Mike event in Chicago, and it went off. Glover, aka Childish Gambino, performed his politically charged single “This Is America” at…

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Brazil’s Oldest Mammal Named In Honor Of David Bowie’s Glamorous Alter Ego

Meet the Brasilestes stardusti – Brazil’s oldest known mammal. Researchers have named the mysterious (and now extinct) beast after Bowie’s space-hopping alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, and describe their new find in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science.  Not much is known about the Brasilestes. All we have left of the…

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Germaine Greer criticises Beyonc: ‘Why has she always got to be naked?’

Controversial feminist says nudity is usually a sign of submission, inequality Germaine Greer has criticised Beyonc for the sexual display in her stage outfits. Speaking in a BBC documentary that will be aired on Saturday, called Germaine Bloody Greer, and reported in the Mirror, she says: Someone like Beyonc who…

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Dr Dre loses copyright battle with gynaecologist Dr Drai

The rap mogul argued there would be confusion between his name and that of the Pennsylvania doctor, but the US trademark office disagrees Rapper and music mogul Dr Dre has lost a copyright battle over his name, after he tried to prevent gynaecologist in favour of Burch, saying Young had…

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Sir Paul donates dozens of Linda McCartney photos to V&A

Dozens of images taken by singers first wife given to museums photography centre Dozens of intimate family photos and celebrity portraits by Linda McCartney are to form part of a significant new photography centre at the V&A Museum. The museum in south-west London is almost doubling the space it devotes…

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Mariah Carey describes seeking treatment for bipolar disorder

The singer-songwriter told People magazine, Im hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted bipolar disorder for the first time Nick Cannon, the rapper and TV host with whom she has twins, Moroccan and Monroe. In January 2016, that the engagement had ended. Until recently I…

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