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Marilyn Manson gets "Absinthe Minded" 

Some celebs have fragrances named after them, others have their own clothing lines, but Marilyn Manson always stands out from the crowd. His personalized product: a brand of absinthe, also known as "the green fairy." The anise-flavored, wormwood-based spirit is blamed for ills from  Van Gogh's ear-ectomy to a man's murder of his pregnant wife and two children. The latter cause the liquor to be banned in Switzerland and many other European countries. It has now been legalized again in a bunch of them.

Right now, the goth rocker's "Mansinthe" is available in a bunch of countries, and they are working on getting it on the shelves in the U.S. (which is only possible because it's low in thujone, the chemical said to be responsible for all of the ill effects). As of now, you can order it on the Mansinthe website and have it shipped to the U.S. for an exorbitant fee.

Want to sample the green stuff without paying? Manson, a visual artist as well as a musician, sometimes paints with it. You can find a few watercolor and absinthe pieces on his website.

I'm not sure what this says about me, but I find many of his paintings really appealing. The one of Hunter S. Thompson is great, as is the portrait of Poe. Even though most of them feature really simple lines, they are always evocative, and sometimes downright scary.

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Suzanne Podhaizer

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Former contributor Suzanne Podhaizer is an award-winning food writer (and the first Seven Days food editor) as well as a chef, farmer, and food-systems consultant. She has given talks at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture's "Poultry School" and its flagship "Young Farmers' Conference." She can slaughter a... more


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