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  • 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...
  • Legalizing Marijuana
    The fiscal case for legalizing Marijuana
    Some revenue sources are so simple, you have to wonder why no one has come up with them before. One such is the revenue that would accrue from legalizing marijuana.If history teaches us anything, it’s that, just like alcohol, the...
  • Celebrate New Beer's Eve with an Ice-Cold Brew:  Cheers!
    Celebrate New Beer's Eve with an ice-cold brew: Cheers!
    If you happen to enjoy an ice-cold brew every now and then, get ready to raise your glass. April 6 is New Beer's Eve, an annual occasion that commemorates an important event in American history.ProhibitionIf you're in the mood for a...
  • The Golden Scarab Club Speakeasy
    Muckenthaler Cultural Center to host its third annual Speakeasy.
    Muckenthaler Cultural Centerin Fullerton will go back in time next month to the Roaring '20s for a good cause.The Golden Scarab Club, a Roaring '20s speakeasy, will be hosted at Muckenthaler Cultural Center once again April 10 at 7:30 p.m...
  • Letter to Obama
    Members of congress ask Obama to reclassify marijuana
    Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with 16 other Democrats and one Republican from Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama regarding the reclassification of Marijuana on Wednesday. Claiming that since marijuana is less...
  • Dr. Richard Besser
    Prominent doctor comes out in favor of marijuana legalization
    ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor, and former CDC director,Dr. Richard Besser recently came out in favor of marijuana legalization. On an episode of ABC's 'This Week" he admitted to initially being against legalization in a...
  • “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”, by Daniel Okrent
    Prohibition's lasting aftertaste in books
    In January 1920 the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors ushered in the Prohibition era. Despite very early signs of success, prohibition was difficult to enforce. People who wanted to keep...
  • 'Take Me Out' tours offer no-hassle stops at trendy New York nightspots
    'Take Me Out' tours offer no-hassle stops at trendy New York nightspots
    Planning a big night out in the Big Apple? Want to get on the VIP list at the city's hottest nightspots. Want to slip past the velvet rope without having to slip a 20 to anyone? And without standing on line.What's more, you can get around...
  • Newspaper stating that "U.S. is voted dry"
    This day in history January 16, 1920: Prohibition goes into effect
    On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes”, which was introduced and passed by Congress in December of...