04 16 2014
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Mac Smiff Uses 'We Out Here Magazine' to Promote Local Hip-Hop and Self Sufficiency

Editor-in-chief discusses the organic nature of his publication and promoting literacy

The semi-retired rapper, better known as Mac Smiff, has used his experience as an artist and passion for writing to try and build WOHM into the go-to publication for Northwest hip-hop lifestyle.

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Book Review 'High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery'

The author's decades of research in the field of neuro- psychopharmacology leads to the controversial conclusion that drug policy rather than drugs is the main problem

Judging by Dr. Carl Hart's background, it's a little surprising he ever made it out of the 'hood, let alone became one of the nation's leading neuroscientists. After all, he grew up in a rough area of Miami, Fla., where, as a teenager, he roamed the streets as a gun-toting drug dealer.


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'The Big Picture:' Uplifting Documentary Examines Dyslexia from Fresh Perspective

Besides the rich and famous, the film focuses on youngsters (in grammar school, junior high, high school and college) and their parents

Among the icons who appear in this enlightening documentary directed by James Redford are self-made billionaire Richard Branson, investment house CEO Charles Schwab, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and A-list attorney David Boies.


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