Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its more famous cousin, THC, CBD does not produce any mind-altering effects, meaning it won’t make you high. However, the growing body of research suggests that CBD may have a variety of potential health benefits, including reducing stress, relieving pain, and improving sleep. Continue reading The Impact of Cannabidiol on Brain Function
This Limited Edition KISS Pez Collectors Edition Pack, featuring the band members from 2002 to the present — Gene and Paul plus drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer — is owned by my pal Teddy. Like any good collector, Teddy has never removed the guys from the safety of their original collectible storage tin, which was apparently first released in 2012. Folks who bought this new and took good care of it (i.e. never opened it) are currently selling these for about $49 via various Amazon listings! Lick it up!
Glass artist Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) has taken the idea of the Venetian latticini (glass threads used for decorative effect) to its logical extreme. She had a machine developed to draw glass threads to her own specifications in order to use them as a painter uses tubes of color. Continue reading Eye On Design: Tierra del Fuego Bowl By Toots Zynsky
Art is the best invention of humankind. By taking part in activities such as songwriting, drawing pictures, or crafting with clay, we materialize the visions in our heads. These experiences allow people to develop their creativity and writing skills. But how does this process occur, and how do people improve their versatile skills through art? Here’s what you should know. Continue reading How Art Can Help Develop Your Creativity and Writing Skills
Do you like the gothic metal band Type O Negative? I sure do. Back when I was still writing about music, I saw Type O perform many times in venues ranging from the intimate CBGB to the historic Roseland Ballroom. Their shows were always so much fun and totally amazing. I also had the chance to interview three of the four band-members including Johnny Kelly, whose interview launched my 13-year gig writing for Modern Drummer, bassist Josh Silver (who I wish I’d been better prepared for, because, man, was he a character-builder), and the late, great Peter Steele, who answered all of my questions including those about his infamous 1995 Playgirl magazine spread. Those were good times, for sure. Continue reading Product Review: Blackberry No. 1 Type O Negative CBD Tincture