Tourist Traps

    • 1.24.15

      Friday Night in Universal CityWalk

      The sterile shopping promenade is "located in the Entertainment Capital of LA, Universal Studios Hollywood."

    • 8.8.14

      The Sad Death of London's Weirdest Tourist Attraction

      The London Trocadero is now the home of invasive souvenir hawkers and chain gift shops displaying a level of bad taste that borders on satirical performance art. It's become a gravestone for the 1990s.

    • 7.30.14

      In Defense of Times Square

      New York has become an overpriced, creativity-stifling, bourgeoisie city. 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.

    • 6.26.14

      The Tiger Truck Stop Is Here to Stay

      Interstate 10’s most controversial endangered animal is a 14 year-old Bengal tiger named Tony. Last week, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill exempting Tony from the state’s exotic cat ban. It’s the end of a fight that’s dragged on for years.

    • 6.6.14

      The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City

      For the low, low price of $5, you can wander through the oblivion that is Valle, Arizona’s Bedrock City. And you should.

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