Author: PerFlyer

Germany legalizes cannabis for personal use

Marijuana campaigners in Germany lit celebratory joints on Monday as the country liberalized rules on cannabis to allow possession of small amounts. The German Cannabis Association, which campaigned for the new law, staged a “smoke-in” at Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate when the law took effect at midnight. Other public consumption events were scheduled throughout the […]

Brian May recites John Lennon poem after turning down one ‘I find upsetting’ | Music | Entertainment

Aside from being one-half of the most successful songwriting partnerships in history with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, John Lennon was also a poet. In 1964, John Lennon published his nonsense book of poems and short stories with illustrations called In His Own Write. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Sir Brian May has recited one called […]

Le Crookie: after the cronut and the cruffin, latest croissant hybrid takes Paris by storm | Food

It was 3 February when the queues started forming at Boulangerie Louvard in Paris. Even in the sort of downpour that usually empties streets, clued-up teenagers gathered outside the family-run bakery in the 9th arrondissement, desperate to get their hands on one thing: its owner Stéphane Louvard’s invention, le crookie. It’s a crisp croissant filled […]

Israeli airstrike on Iran consulate in Syria kills six reportedly including IRGC commander | Syria

Israeli warplanes have destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing six people reportedly including a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Reporters at the scene in the Mezzeh district of the Syrian capital saw smoke rising from the rubble of a building that had been flattened, and emergency vehicles parked outside. The […]

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