Nothing is Impervious to F*#kery

A funny thing happened on the way to Israel, and I can now say something I never thought I’d say: I’ve been deported. What’d I do yesterday? Got kicked out of a country. NBD.

Please Remember Me When You Come Back

Please Remember Me When You Come Back

There are very few tourists here in Egypt, and according to my cab driver, speaking between drags of hashish, only travelers like me every couple weeks. “Like me,” is different…

Motherf*#ker in Fez Morocco

Motherf*#ker in Fez Morocco

This story is about motherf*#ker. I’ll get back to that. Today I got to know the medieval marketplace that is the medina in Fez. This is a town notably less…

Occupying On Deadline

Occupying On Deadline

While most of us were sleeping last Wednesday morning, the LAPD fulfilled their promise to evict and clear out the Occupy LA encampment at City Hall. As if cheering the move, stocks…

Surviving the Thanksgiving Apocalypse

Surviving the Thanksgiving Apocalypse

This article is for those of us who aren’t spirited away to some remote ‘burb in the U.S. to split turkey wishbones with 3rd 2nd cousins…

A Tree Grows on Wall Street

A Tree Grows on Wall Street

“If reality is a cliff, this argument just fell off it.” That was how I began a response to a political email thread that I got pulled into a day before the Occupy LA protests began…

Marrakech Is Here to Fix You

Marrakech Is Here to Fix You

Marrakech is here to fix you. Whatever your affliction, from indigestion to night terrors to bachelorhood, there is a tea, perfume, song, reptile, or henna pattern to correct it…