Category Archives: Film

Willie Nelson’s Buddy Won A Nobel Prize For Developing A Cancer Drug

To look at Jim Allison, you wouldn’t immediately think that he’s a Nobel Prize-winning immunologist. He looks more like a harmonica player, which he is, too. In fact, you can occasionally catch him onstage playing with his longtime friend, Willie Nelson. But as a new feature-length documentary reveals, Jim Allison is actually the reason why […]

From Psilocybin-Loving Psychologist To Modern Mystic: A Profile of Ram Dass

One of the country’s foremost self-help masters, Ram Dass is now 88 years old and in a wheelchair, still imparting wisdom while continuing to manage the dramatic after-effects of a massive stroke. Before Ram Dass concludes his journey as a human being on this earth, one of his devoted followers, Jamie Catto, wanted to immortalize […]

High Times Greats: Werner Herzog’s Strange Visions

Werner Herzog has the mind of a mystic and the soul of an eternal dreamer. In this 1985 High Times article by Robert Seidenberg, Germany’s leading avant-garde director talks about the noble loner, the destruction wrought by Western civilization and why “films are more important than life.” They were ready to play ball. The sides […]

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool Is The Definitive Documentary of A Jazz Great

Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis has been dead since 1991, but his music continues to inspire artists and audiences across the globe. Given the horn player’s legendary status in the world of jazz and beyond, it’s a little odd that it’s taken this long for a high-caliber documentary to profile the man behind the […]