A sculpture of Angelito Negro depicts him as a black angel with horns dressed in a mariachi outfit and holding tequila. His followers believe he will be the one to judge whether they get into heaven or hell.
At 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, you can usually find Michael Job writhing in pain as Roman soldiers whip him on the cross. It's all part of the Holy Land Experience, a Christian theme park in (where else?) Florida.
It sits at the end of a steep dirt road in Transylvania and you can ascend to the top and take in the surrounding countryside. As one guy I spoke to said, "It's not every day you get to climb so high up in a giant head."
"I was in so much pain and shock that the first thing that hit my head was the beat and the bass. The bass was hard, so I just ripped off my top, wrapped it around my finger, and tied it up as tight as I could and skanked it out for half an hour."
While hanging around E3 in spite of myself, I heard about a Christian gaming organization called Gamechurch with a booth on the ass end of the convention center that was supposedly giving away free beer to anyone desperate enough to talk to them.
There's been a lot written about the "decline of men," the idea that economic and cultural factors are gradually turning more and more men into losers who have no positive, masculine, postpatriarchy role models to turn to. Except we already have a positi…
La Nueva Jerusalén is a millenarian and messianic town located in the western state of Michoacán, Mexico. Its residents are faithful to the Virgin of the Rosary and believe the end of the world is coming soon, and only they will be saved.
I spent Christmas in Bethlehem, Christ's birthplace, first in the international tourist hotspot of Manger Square, then in the hills surrounding it where there's fewer Nativity scenes and more posters honoring Palestinian martyrs and Fatah graffiti.