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  • 'Spirited: Prohibition in America' at Laman Library
    'Spirited: Prohibition in America' at Laman Library
    William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock is currently featuring an exhibit on a fascinating chapter in our nation's history. The nationally touring exhibition is titled "Spirited: Prohibition in America". For an unforgettable 13...
  • Grapefruit cocktail
    Fruity refresher beats the heat
    Summer days are here and the temperatures are rising. Families and friends are gathering around pools and outdoor living areas. What are they sipping to keep refreshed? If kids are involved probably very close to what America may have been...
  • Blue Laws: Sunday morning pancakes with a shot of scotch
    Blue Laws: Sunday morning breakfast pancakes, eggs and a shot of scotch
    On Sun., June 14, 2015 Minn., restrictions changed—alcohol can now be served in restaurants before 10 a.m. The old restrictions were enforced by what is known as the revolutionary Blue Laws. Ever wonder why car dealerships, banks, and hair...
  • Governor Chris Christie
    Chris Christie opposes states' rights, would increase marijuana prohibition
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at it again. He is once again stating that he believes the federal government knows better how to govern individual health and lifestyle choices than do the state governments, let alone actual individuals....
  • Some marijuana pipes
    Ballot initiative would legalize marijuana in Michigan
    Some Michigan voters started a ballot initiative on Thursday that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. If approved by the state board of canvassers, they would need to get 252,000 signatures to get it on the ballot for the November...
  • A cannabis plant
    Two more marijuana lawsuits filed by prohibitionist groups in Colorado
    Another pair of lawsuits have been filed against the state of Colorado for the legalization of marijuana, this time coming from groups within the state. The lawsuits, filed on Feb. 19, argue that since the drug is still illegal at the federal...
  • The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    US History: The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    We all know how devastating and deadly floods can be. High levels of water can wipe out a town within hours, sometimes even moments. The flood often kills more people than the initial storm. But what if the flood in a town is not water? What if it...
  • Molasses
    A sticky situation engulfs Boston
    There was nothing sweet about the sticky situation Boston found itself in on January 15, 1919 when a tidal wave of molasses flooded the city with a thick goo. On Boston’s north end, the Purity Distilling Company owned a huge steel tank which...
  • National Repeal Day:  'Spirited' holiday celebrates the end of Prohibition
    Repeal Day: 'Spirited' holiday celebrates the end of Prohibition
    Have you heard the “buzz?” According to a Los Angeles Magazine report published on Dec. 3, a special occasion is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate. Get ready to raise your glasses, America. Dec. 5 is (National) Repeal Day...
  • Boardwalk Empire Nucky
    The HBO Emmy award winning show Boardwalk Empire
    Imagine Atlantic City in the 1920s: gambling, corrupt politicians, gangsters, bootlegging, parties, ladies of the night, the boardwalk and the beginning of Prohibition.Now envision a show that brings this to life. In steps Nucky Thompson, Atlantic...
  • Blind Moon Alley by John Florio
    Blind Moon Alley brings back the prohibition era
    “Blind Moon Alley” is set in 1931, prohibition-era, Philadelphia. Jersey Leo is an albino working as a bartender at a speakeasy called the Ink Well. Jersey’s working hard to support the Hy-Hat social club in Harlem, run by his...
  • Ken Burns, director of "The Roosevelts,"  co-directed "Prohibition" with Lynn Novick
    Ken Burns' "Prohibition" review: How the "noble experiment" went so badly wrong
    “Prohibition” (2011)Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn NovickWritten by Geoffrey C. WardFeaturing: Tom Hanks, Peter Coyote, Campbell Scott, Daniel Okrent, John LithgowIt is the prohibition that makes anything precious.-Mark Twain's...
  • Cocktail recipes that came from prohibition times
    Cocktail recipes that came from prohibition times
    Everybody knows that prohibition was a huge thorn in the side of the bartender; however, did you know that a few of the famous cocktails of today came out of the decade of prohibition. The following are all drink recipes that came from the...
  • FBI director James Comey
    FBI acknowledges pot smokers make better programmers
    FBIDirector James Comey admitted to a truth that most IT professionals already knew on Tuesday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal he discussed the Bureau's problems with attracting a force capable of combating the growing threat of...
  • A campaign of lies and racist propaganda lead to marijuana prohibition
    A campaign of lies and racist propaganda lead to marijuana prohibition
    There is a heated debate in America at the moment over legalizing marijuana. Colorado and Washington state have already made recreational use legal, and several other states have legalized medical marijuana. Many people who once balked at the idea...
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