As Turkey's relationship with the European Union becomes tighter, adopting its copyright standards is nearly a foregone conclusion. For now, knockoff peddlers are able to do their business more or less in the open, dealing mostly to European tourists.
Brazilians love Bukowski. There are Portuguese translations of Women (Mulheres) and Post Office (Correio) at newspaper kiosks, Bukowski's ugly mug stenciled onto walls in Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena suburb, and tribute bars.
San Francisco's SROs (single room occupancy housing) once used to function as low-cost dormitory-style apartments for the city's artists, students, and transient workers. In the first in a three-part series, we look at SROs today: mismanaged apartments fo…
New York has become an overpriced, creativity-stifling city for the bourgeoisie. Times Square, on the other hand, remains beautifully full of chain restaurants and street vendors. It might be the only honest part of Manhattan left.
The San Diego Comic-Con has been going on since 1970, and it used to be my favorite time of the year. But in the last few years, it's become almost unbearable for everyone who isn't a celebrity or an industry professional.
I felt both intensely violated and intensely cruel. For the first time, it hit me that although we had wandered into this pervert's Mecca as ironically detached tourists, this man was a permanent fixture here; it was his home.
Leipzig's Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival attracts about 20,000 steampunks and metalheads every year. In 2014, the guest list included people with demon wings carved into their backs, and Viking guys who like to drink beer out of hollowed-out tusks.
Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real life Willy Wonka, a whimsical eccentric who uses his resources to better the day of the average citizen in the most ridiculous way possible. In this case, he jet-skied down the Mississippi for charity…
In 2002 Pattaya, Thailand invited foreigners to assist them, at first for translation and as an informal tourist information service, but its scope has since been widened to include real law enforcement.
When you combine conspiracy theories and dodgy legal advice you get the Scottish Sovereigns, a group that's is convinced that you can ignore most laws if you don't go by the name on your ID. Or something. It's pretty confusing.
Being a landlord in San Francisco is like being a coke dealer in the 80s. People are basically throwing money at you for doing nothing. It's like finding a cauldron of gold doubloons buried in your backyard. It's pretty sweet.