Kratom has been saved- for now. Make sure the government hears your voice | Paul Pelosi Jr

The DEAs reversal on kratom is a major victory. But the final judgment on its legal status is still to come, and your views could make all the difference As director of the American Kratom Association, I know that huge numbers of people in this country have legally employed kratom as an alternative to pharmaceutical…

10 top tips-off from our Los Angeles correspondent

Stars in the sky and on the silver screen, trips to the beach and a cemetery, plus a stroll with a local actor who calls himself the people walker LA delivers the goods for our west coast writer Hollywood movie magic Watch a movie at the Aero in Santa Monica, or the Egyptian in Hollywood:…

How we stimulated Musical Youth’s Pass the Dutchie

We met Michael Jacksons snake, made a movie with Mr T, and were the first black band to be interviewed on MTV. It was a relief to get back to school Dennis Seaton, singer We were all still schoolkids in Birmingham when the band was formed. Patrick and Freddie ” Junior ” Waite’s dad was…

Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?

In new documentary A Whale of a Tale, film-maker Megumi Sasaki revisits the Japanese town of Taiji and examines the damage left behind The 2009 documentary The Cove, which depicted the practice of corralling and slaughtering dolphins in a small bay tinged crimson from the blood, has visited a bewilder past decade upon the small…

Madonna raises $7.5 m for Malawi and criticises Trump at Miami show

Singer says predicament of Native Americans constructs her ashamed to be an American at benefit performance and auction Madonna has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump and said she is ashamed to be an American, in a performance and auction in Miami that raised more than $7.5 m( 5.9 m) for her Malawi foundation. Images of the…

Fresh reasoning: Trine Hahnemann’s Danish cuisine recipes

While still based in tradition, Danish cuisine has espoused new flavors, foreign ingredients and a lighter touch, says Trine Hahnemann We Danes have stopped thinking about the meal as revolving around meat and potatoes. More things are eaten raw than my grandmother would have imagined. While my cooking is quite different from my grandmothers it…

Russian spy attack: Johnson welcomes allies’ support

Foreign secretarys remarks precede Trump sacking of Tillerson, who had criticised Moscow The UK has been encouraged by the “strength of support” from allies to taken any steps against Russia after the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson said just hours before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson,…

Madonna creates $7.5 m for Malawi and criticises Trump at Miami show

Singer says predicament of Native Americans makes her ashamed to be an American at benefit performance and auction Madonna has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump and said she is ashamed to be an American, in a performance and auction in Miami that raised more than $7.5 m( 5.9 m) for her Malawi foundation. Images of the…