December 5, 2013 - 3:54pm
As other state legislatures adopt more lenient marijuana policies, New York lawmakers consider policies concerning drugs, stop-and-frisk and more controversial topics.

The New York state of mind tends to be forward-thinking but when it comes to drug reform, the state is far from progressive. Although New York decriminalized minor marijuana possession in 1977, the New York Police Department has discovered a loophole in the law with help from its controversial stop-and-frisk policy — a tactic the NYPD uses to search anyone deemed “suspicious.” New York’s decriminalization law only applies to possession under 25 grams not in public view.

September 24, 2012 - 10:19pm
Review: Three Arts Journalism graduate students offer their reviews of the new Snoop Dogg documentary.

The 2012-2013 Arts Journalism cohort had a chance to see a Toronto International Film Festival screening of the documentary Reincarnated. Presented here are three reviews from the screening.