While the full impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of life, business, and the arts may not be able to be assessed for some time, the various effects it has had on the way we conduct our day-to-day lives have been immediate in nearly every regard.

Chief among these areas…


All across the country, as states pass various new laws regarding the sale and consumption of cannabis, new businesses spring up to meet these changing needs.

From retail outlets to lounges where the products can be enjoyed (regardless of the state’s existing smoking laws), business owners in cannabis-friendly states have…


2020 was a year, wasn’t it?

Of course, you don’t need me to tell you — nearly every aspect of our lives, from our work to our free time to everything in between, was impacted by various safety requirements during the pandemic. …


Whether you’ve been a homeschooler for years, or you’re finding yourself scrambling to keep up with the demands of online education brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can sometimes start to feel like there’s always something else you need to go buy.

Everyone needs school supplies, and it’s not…


The holiday season has come and gone, and if you’re like most Americans you probably went a little crazy with the spending this year.

You’re by no means alone in this. The American Research Group estimates that Americans will spend an average of $992 on holiday gifts this year, and…


People always seem to bring out the weirdest liquors around the holidays, don’t they?

I might be the wrong guy to ask since I’ve never been much into liquor or cocktails myself, but I feel like around the holidays everyone starts to break out the real unusual stuff. The kind…


By the time anyone reads this, recreational marijuana usage will be legal in Michigan.

Having won the November 6th vote by a comfortable margin of 56–44 (and you gotta wonder how that 44% is feeling right now), Proposal 1 will make the possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes…


If you have family that lives far enough away to necessitate a road trip to see them around the holidays, you’re inevitably going to hear it: “Be careful out there, the roads are going to be dangerous!”

It’s a nice sentiment, sure, but after an exceptionally boring drive down to…


Survivors review the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Roseau, Dominica, on September 20.(AFP)

After a particularly brutal 2017 for hurricanes, Puerto Rico and much of the American South found themselves devastated by floods, power outages, structural damage, and much more.

And, of course, instead of immediately offering aid or figuring out a plan to help, a dedicated crew of senators led by John…

Timothy Allen II

Freelance writer from just outside Detroit. Mostly movies and video games, sometimes grown-up stuff too.

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