The State of the Art World According to Art Basel

Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices or other secondary market ones). This year, “The gallerists have …

Evidence of Ancient Pot-Smoking Discovered

Buried in the 2,500-year-old Jirzankal Cemetery in the eastern Pamirs region of Central Asia, newly-found traces of potent cannabis offer rare archaeological evidence of pot-smoking. Researchers analyzed 10 bowls found at the site—all contained “small stones that had been exposed to high heat” and nine of them contained cannabis. More importantly, the strain was THC-dominant and implies it was used for its psychoactive properties. Mark …

Premiere: “My Girl” by George Eve

Playful lyrics and a big production make for a successful debut single

From its opening bars, George Eve‘s solo debut single “My Girl” telegraphs the bright, brilliant anthem to come. Sonically, the track aims to weave Eve’s background in guitar music with his interest in the production power of the likes of Avicii and Mark Ronson. Eve worked with producers Ben Baptie and Benjamin Miller after a months-long writing session in isolation, in Joshua Tree. “My Girl” …