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Flashback Friday: A History Of Pinball

Learn about the history of pinball in this High Times print piece from July, 1979. Bagatelle, a popular game in the 19th century, is the granddaddy of pinball. Bagatelle is similar to pool, in that you use a cue stick to shoot balls into scoring holes. In 1871 a game called Improvements in Bagatelle was… Keep Reading

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Comedian Ben Gleib Seeks Democratic Nomination for President

With his history as a stand-up comedian, mercilessly mocking game show host, and designated day-drinking companion to the Today Show’s Kathie Lee and Hoda, Ben Gleib’s presence among the slew of candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president has many wondering if his campaign is some sort of elaborate joke. But he insists… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: Herbs and Paganism

A history of herbs used by the Celts and other pre-Christian tribal societies and their continued ritual use through the centuries, written by Mary Forsell and originally published in the October, 1993 issue of High Times. Before Christianity, polytheism was the religion of choice throughout Europe and the British Isles. To these country people, all… Keep Reading

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What’s in Your Stash? Eve Lentz, Seattle Hempfest Historian

Cannabis and hemp activist Eve Lentz has a long history in the movement that has encompassed every part of her life. A member of the core group of the Seattle Hempfest since 1997, for the past 21 years she’s worked the festival’s history booth. The event is one of the largest hemp and cannabis events… Keep Reading

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