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Despite continued hostility from governments around the world, study after study has shown CBD to be an efficient treatment for numerous conditions, especially epilepsy. DJ, model, activist, and filmmaker Chelsea Leyland is tackling all sides of the topic in a new documentary called Separating the Strains, the Kickstarter campaign for which launched earlier this week. (Leyland herself was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teen, though she's been seizure-free for over a year since weaning herself off prescribed meds and only using CBD oil for treatment.) She’s an inspiring advocate for the compound, and her film is worth supporting.
Got an idea? @bobby will draw it (for a fee). Over the past week or so, one of Twitter’s more prominent personalities has put his artistic skills to work for, well, if not good, than at least … money? If you’re looking for an illustration of, say, a “wiener dog in a wedding dress that got left at the altar,” a “stolen Volkswagen 2012 Passat with a bengal cat riding passenger seat,” or even “God’s butt,” then venmo him at his new account, @moneywanter.
One glaring absence on music streaming services has long been the Drag City catalog. Home to some of the smartest indie rock, folk and alt-country bands over the last 30 years, the label has finally struck a deal with Spotify, TIDAL, and Google Play to let the likes of Smog, Ty Segall, Bill Callahan and, our personal favorite, Silver Jews, be heard. The one exception? It seems Joanna Newsom, who has referred to Spotify as a “villainous cabal,” won’t be appearing on the newly public company’s platform anytime soon.
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