Travel Writings

21 Jul 2017

Mexico City has a new Saint and it Protects Against Gentrification

Without – one assumes – papal consent, artists in two Mexico City neighborhoods have created and venerated their very own patron saint, Santa Mari de Juaricua, protectress against gentrification. Santa Maria de Ribera and Juarez are two adjoining neighborhoods in CDMX which have been hit hard in recent years by

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29 Jun 2017

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken: The Black-Owned Chicken Joint That Became A National Franchise

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is taking over the world. Two locations just opened in Los Angeles and there are plans to open the franchise in China and South America. Sorry, folks…it’s not in the

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16 Jun 2017

NYC Summer Grub Series: Smorgasburg

By Jonas Barnes So last week, we ventured to Manhattan to showcase a Chelsea staple known as The Chelsea Market. This week, we’re traveling over the bridge and jumping beard first into Williamsburg. I’ll say this, Brooklyn gets a lot of shit for the beards and hipsters and all that,

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17 May 2017

How To Acclimate Yourself to a New City

Let’s get real – moving to a new city can be tough. Even if you already know people who live there, and have an apartment, job, or family in your soon-to-be hometown, getting used to calling a new place home can be difficult. Looking for ways to speed up the

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04 May 2017

The 5 Worst Tourist Traps in NYC

By: Jonas Barnes Moving here as a transplant, I was a prime target for the infamous “tourist traps” when I arrived. NYC is the greatest city in the world, no doubt, but it’s also the most opportunistic as well. You can make money in so many ways here and one

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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12 Apr 2017

10 Best Drunk Foods in NYC

 By: Jonas Barnes  New York City is the city that never sleeps. It passes out all the time and pisses itself but it rarely sleeps. Whatever your bar kink may be, NYC has a place to get your fix. This city drinks like no other and, unless you’ve lived here,

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