In this issue: COMMENT ´´Reversal of Justice´´ by Jelani Cobb: Will Jeff Sessions police the police? ANNALS OF GASTRONOMY ´´High Cuisine´´ by Lizzie Widdicombe: Introducing foodies to cannabis. PERSONAL HISTORY ´´An Odyssey´´ by Daniel Mendelsohn: A father and son go in search of an epic. BOOKS ´´A Little Stranger´´ by Laura Miller: Jeff VanderMeer´s postapocalyptic Borne. POP MUSIC ´´Praise Songs´´ by Hua Hsu: Alice Coltrane in Sanskrit. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Poetic License´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of A Quiet Passion and The Fate of the Furious . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170419/pe_nyer_170419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Culture of Ann Arbor, Michigan:Museums in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Music of Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Andrew W. K. , Bob Seger, Taproot, Michigan Marching Band, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Robert Ashley, Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Cannabis has been around for approximately 10,000 years. It has been given different names as it spread across the world, and historians speculate that many cultures added additional ingredients to the drug. For example, the Spanish called it hashish, and it was suspected to contain 50 percent opium. The medical name for cannabis is astragalus, and the term marijuana in the United States was borrowed from Spain. China was the first nation to discover cannabis and its intoxicating affects. In 2737 BC, the emperor of China claimed it had great healing effects. He wrote that it had the ability to be used as a medication for ´´gout, malaria, [and] absent-mindedness”. It would be introduced to the Muslims in 12th century Persia, which is current day Iran. Before it was banned by the Koran, it was used recreationally with alcoholic beverages. In 1545, the Spanish brought cannabis to America. Cannabis and tobacco became the main cash crops. It was used recreationally, and many products contained cannabis in them, including ´´fiber, paper, nautical use, lamp oil, food, etc”. Some medications in America were concocted with cannabis. In the 1920s, marijuana became a popular recreational drug. Historians claim that the surge in popularity was attributed to prohibition. Cannabis clubs began to surface in big cities. They were called tea pads, and there was widespread marijuana usage. Cannabis appeared in a book of medications called Pharmacopeia: A Book of Medications from 1850-1942, and it was characterized as a medication for all types of ailments. It was considered to help many illnesses, such as ´´labor pain, nausea, and rheumatism”. That reference book had a list of over 100 medical uses for cannabis. However, doctors were not certain of dosages or how to emit the substance. Why was it outlawed? This audiobook will discuss that and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorri Heneveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113074/bk_acx0_113074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cannabis is a weed that is grown in the wild and is able to adapt to a range of different climates. This is easily grown provided that one has followed the right steps, tips, and suggestions in providing the correct amount of sun, heat, and hydration throughout the growing stages. Although growing marijuana is quite common outdoors, indoor growing is quickly becoming an option for everyone who wishes to grow their own, in a climate controlled environment. Growers are fortunate enough in growing their own without worrying about cannabis buds attracting predators and theft. The good thing is that growing your plants indoors provides ultimate protection against all of these dangers. Apart from it, the control of the environment is entirely in your hands. Every facet of the growth process of the plant is completely adjusted and monitored. By growing marijuana indoors, the task of controlling the ambient condition and growing a healthy cannabis plant is easier than ever before. By putting up hydroponic systems and grow lights, your seedlings will grow straight from soil. With the guidelines introduced to growing potted plants, some are not presenting the right information. In this book, you will surely learn more about the things that can help you hit bigger numbers with your indoor grow. Through deep soil techniques and tried water culture and other imaginable techniques presented in this book, you will be better in sorting the things out that work the best and those that do not. For those hobbyists who are fond of growing plants indoors, this book is intended for them. This book is specifically designed for those who already have knowledge of growing marijuana, but are not reaping the results they´d like from their efforts. This book is not filled with incorrect information, it is filled with pertinent and reliable information. This book will help you get bigger yields in the end. This book discusses ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Lee Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059705/bk_acx0_059705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Morphine,´´ writes Richard J. Miller, ´´is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered.´´ So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. ´´Whatever advances are made in medicine,´´ Miller adds, ´´nothing could really be more important than that.´´ And yet, when it comes to mind-altering substances, morphine is only a cc or two in a vast river that flows through human civilization, ranging from LSD to a morning cup of tea. In Drugged, Miller takes listeners on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. The vast scope of chemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier boggle the very brain they reach: cannabis and cocaine, antipsychotics and antidepressants, alcohol, amphetamines, and Ecstasy - and much more. Literate and wide-ranging, Miller weaves together science and history, telling the story of the undercover theft of 20,000 tea plants from China by a British spy, for example; the European discovery of coffee and chocolate; and how James Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous man of letters, first isolated the alkaloid we now know as caffeine. Miller explains what scientists know - and don´t - about the impact of each drug on the brain, down to the details of neurotransmitters and their receptors. He clarifies the differences between morphine and heroin, mescaline and LSD, and other similar substances. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from the rocket fuel that shot V2 rockets into London during World War II, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats. Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017967/bk_adbl_017967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Irony Lives, investigative satirist Paul Krassner addresses, among other things, terroists, security, Enron, and conspiracy theories. This album was recorded on February 16, 2002, at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles. Dubbed ´´the father of the underground press´´ by People magazine, and called a ´´raving, unconfined nut´´ by the FBI, Paul Krassner is a counter-culture legend and a comic genius. According to the Los Angles Reader, ´´Krassner delivers the funniest, most intelligent social and political commentary in town.´´ Krassner, a crucial figure in the development of America´s alternate press, edited and published The Realist from 1958 to 1974, and reincarnated it as a newsletter in 1985. He began his career writing for Mad magazine and has also written articles for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Penthouse, New York, National Lampoon, High Times, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and The Nation. He even served as editor of Hustler for a brief time. Paul Krassner is the only person in the world to win awards from both Playboy (for satire) and the Feminist Party Media Workshop (for Journalism). He edited Lenny Bruce´s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty and Influence People, and with Lenny´s encouragement became a stand-up comedian himself. For Mature Audiences Only: This program contains explicit language. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Krassner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/arte/000009/pf_arte_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.