Scientology has always been a poor fit for the UK. It's a phenomenon better suited to wealthy, tanned Americans who've spent their entire lives being told they can be anything they want to be if they throw enough money around
Even after Burma's 2011 democratic reforms, the government is still pretty much controlled by the military, and speaking out against the state can land you in prison, as local rapper Zayar Thaw found out.
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.
Hogan's Beach pays homage to Hulk Hogan's glory days, from jacked action figures to gaudy wrestling memorabilia. It's a last-ditch effort to reclaim his fame, which explains why it's a terrible restaurant.
The hills I lived in have seen countless battles over the last few thousand years. With weapons made of stone and wood, victory relied on skill, but didn't always result in the death of the enemy. Assault rifles will change everything.
We found our seats among the rusted steal poles that wrapped around the arena. Then we sat back hoping to cash in as two cocks ferociously clawed each other to death. If we won, we'd earn roughly 20 cents—a fair day's wage for a country with an average sa…
Last year, more than a million people turned out to celebrate their country and demonstrate for independence. This year's festival was predicted to be even bigger, as it's not only the 300th anniversary of the fall of Barcelona, but also comes just days b…
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."
Britain's seaside towns exist in a strange purgatory, fluctuating between periods of disarray and regeneration: closed-down pubs and gastronomic renaissances, arts council initiatives, and heroin epidemics.
"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition. I'm not invested in local politics, so the villain I put a curse on was Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, possibly the most vile man alive. When I woke up the next mor…
By now, you've already seen (or at least know about) Blackfish. And you know that public opinion has majorly turned against SeaWorld. Over a year after the film's release, people are still pretty upset about it.
On the third Wednesday of every month in Boston, grown-ups gather at the Legoland Discovery Center. You may think people are attending because they're obsessed with nostalgia, but Adult Night's appeal is more complicated.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.