The Zozobra Festival Is a Neo-Pagan Ode to Spanish Colonialism
At a park in New Mexico’s capital city of Santa Fe, tens of thousands of people gather every year to watch the burning of what might be the world’s largest marionette. The creature is known as Zozobra, or “Old Man Gloom.”
Why Do Young Australians Love the Monarchy So Much?
A whopping 60 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds favor remaining technically under the dominion of the queen of England. I talked to some of them to figure out why that was.
My Friend Is a Knight at Medieval Times
Blood sport has been an important part of cultures across the globe for centuries. As long as people have been gathering to watch spectacles, those spectacles have included violent displays that tickle the innate human desire to watch things get...