The Baffler,  March 3, 2015

Daily Bafflements

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• At The Verge, Nitasha Tiku has a dispatch from the so-called “clean cannabis” movement, and in particular from a very silly-sounding, Gatsby-themed weed start-up launch party in a mansion made of redwood trees in the Berkeley hills.

• Edgar Allan Poe was a liar, a plagiarist, and a drunk, says the Weekly Standard. (Via Arts & Letters Daily.)

• Are farmers’ markets a big old scam?

• Today in Billionaires: Michael Jordan!

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Or, put it this way: Paul Ryan went out onto the tightrope. The crowd, so long adoring their golden child, cheered. But a jester got the best of Ryan.