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Quit traveling wrong already

Quit traveling wrong already

Real travelers don’t eat at McDonald’s. They grub on local delicacies at dirty tuck-aways, uncover worldly truths under the influence of homebrewed liquor, and rack up serious traveling cred in the process. They don’t eat at Pizza Hut, they don’t buy from Starbucks, and they most definitely do not frequent KFC.

Congo’s Sapeurs + Guinness = the best ad we’ve seen in 2014 [vid]

Congo’s Sapeurs + Guinness = the best ad we’ve seen in 2014 [vid]

“WE ARE THE SAPEURS. The society of elegant persons of the Congo.”And one of the strongest visual sells of an ‘African’ story I can recall seeing in a very, very long time. I’ll stop looping it eventually, and the patina will fade one day, I’m sure. But until that happens, or until someone writes the incredibly dexterous media studies critique of it that I don’t expect, it’ll get to stay as a favourite.

How to piss off someone from New Jersey

How to piss off someone from New Jersey

It’s not tough. We have pretty quick tempers. When polled for this article, my dad said, “We’re always pissed, so you can’t piss us off,” but I think there are ways.On the accentFirst, and this is really important, no one from New Jersey has ever pronounced it, “New Joisey” — not once. Not ever. Fran Drescher may have gone there on The Nanny, but she’s from Queens.

In the shadow of volcanoes: 18 images of Guatemala

In the shadow of volcanoes: 18 images of Guatemala

Winter has been especially tough on the Northeastern United States this time around. My partner and I were looking for an escape to somewhere warm and photogenic (for me), and in a region that produced coffee (for him). Both of us would have to return to work the day after we arrived home, so being within one time zone of New York was also a motivating factor.

This Week’s Picks: Slumdog DVD, PJ Harvey, Yoga Dorkage and…Reptilian Humanoids.

This Week’s Picks: Slumdog DVD, PJ Harvey, Yoga Dorkage and…Reptilian Humanoids.

Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire makes its way to DVD this week. It will be curious to see if the Oscar hype has legs, or if bread-and-butter America would rather slap their money down on Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories. While the ending still makes us trickle a tear, this take on the final dance makes us figgle a giggle.

The story behind Cape Town’s newest street mural

The story behind Cape Town’s newest street mural

On the southern-bound stretch of Cape Town’s De Waal Drive, there’s a wall with a story the locals all know. I remember driving past it on early mornings and dusky evenings on my way out of the city. For years the wall brandished a mural of a woman carrying a TV on her head; she was at once a labourer and goddess.