Content for Innovators

Favorite Space: Steward

Style statements, a sense of wellbeing, even cleaner air. Yes, plants rock. Unless of course, like us, you’re not sure what you’re doing with them or exactly where to put them. Enter Steward, a start-up that takes the angst out of plant parenting. They’ve married some smart tech with friendly guidance to create personalized plant maps according...

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Winter Reading Recommendations

The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones Four Indigenous American teenagers defy the rules of their tribe and trespass onto hunting grounds reserved for elder members. This seemingly juvenile act turns out to be their death warrant, and the repercussions of their actions catch up to them as each is condemned to an unspeakable fate. Jones has...

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What Democracy Means to Us

Cassie: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" (quoting Abraham Lincoln) Danielle: The government can't decide whose voice is worthy of being heard. Aaron: Democracy is a system of government that (1) should favor the majority but protect the minority and (2) allows individual people, whether through an elected representative...

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Favorite Holiday Movies

We Asked Jayaram Staff About a Host of Things From Favorite Holiday Movies to Their Interpretation of Democracy. Here's What They Had to Say... Aaron: Bad Santa Wendy: National Lampoon's Christmas Story Cassie: Home Alone Danielle: It's a Wonderful Life Julia: So hard to pick just one! It’s a tie between the 1978 animated short film The Small One...

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The Current State of Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry; And Where Developments May Arise in the Year Ahead

The legal landscape for cannabis businesses continues to evolve and is oftentimes highly ambiguous or even contradictory in practice. This is especially true for trademarks, which are largely governed by federal law. Cannabis remains “illegal” on the federal level despite various state laws legalizing its cultivation, sale, and use. That being...

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Droit De Suite: The Absence of an Artist’s Resale Royalty in the United States

The story is as old as the art market itself and familiar to anyone who collects art. An emerging artist catches the eye of a reputable collector who, along with other art world insiders, purchases the entire body of work at a relatively inexpensive price. Demand skyrockets, and the collector resells the work a couple of years later at auction...

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Design Miami/

A lot of things have had to be canned this year, Art Basel included, unfortunately, but the annual celebration of international contemporary design that is Design Miami/, took place November 27th to December 6th. Notching up its 16th edition, the fair returned to the Miami Design District – where it all started back in 2005. Extended to run over...

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