Truth or D.A.R.E. ?
Dec21

Truth or D.A.R.E. ?

This month’s special  issue of The Nation magazine is dedicated entirely, much like HMJ, to the lovely Ms. Jane. Be sure to cop a copy when it drops on the 27th or visit their site here. The cover, which was designed by Stephen King, isn’t the only thing worth reading. It’s got more than a dozen articles covering topics from California’s bounce back from the defeat of Prop. 19 to youth movements promoting...

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No More Easy Going in The Netherlands
Dec21

No More Easy Going in The Netherlands

Dutch Coffee Shop Menu It’s every stoners dream to, at some point in their lives, take a nice, long trip to The Netherlands, walk into one of the coffee shops, and smoke a fat blunt for everyone to see free from any paranoia. Now on the other hand, it’s every stoners biggest nightmare to wake up one morning, or afternoon, and hear that those Dutch coffee shops are being shut down. And, as much as it breaks my heart to tell...

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The First Herb Hotel
Apr22

The First Herb Hotel

When the Jazz Era was at its apex, I always envision people drinking gimlets and talking like Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade.  I conjure up images of lavish Gatsby parties and flappers that put out before marriage.  The Hotel Normandie, on the corner of Normandie Avenue and 6th st in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, was built straight outta the halcyon days before the [1st] Great Depression and after the first World War.  It’s also...

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