Cannabis & the Bible

Biblical scholars have written about the role of cannabis as a sacrament in the ancient Near East and Middle East. Archeological evidence confirms the use of the plant in fumigation rituals in ancient Israel. Scriptural references indicate that cannabis was a key ingredient in the holy anointing oil employed in religious rites. But Yahweh, the … Read more

Culture Snap: Basquiat’s King Pleasure

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting “King Pleasure” is a vibrant and powerful piece that captures the essence of African-American culture. As a cultural snapshot, it captures the essence of a particular moment in time and provides insight into the African-American experience. Connection to Big Data: “King Pleasure” is an example of how big data can be used … Read more