Category: Mindless Fun

The People on the Bus

By Alyssa Huff A bus trip a couple of weekends ago transported me back to 6th grade when I had just moved to a new school (read: only had one friend) and had plenty...

Fortune Telling in Guatemala

By Steve Mullaney The I Ching is a classic Chinese Confucian text which allows its readers to divine the future based on a number of signs that can be observed. The seven minutes that...

18 Ways to Tell if You’re Guatemalan

Locals and adopted guatemaltecos alike, you know who you are. But just to be sure, we’ve devised a little test so you can request your official certificate. You know you’re Guatemalan if…

Why is This Popular: Teen Culture in Xela

Editor Steve Mullaney teaches at a middle school here in Xela. He sends us monthly reports called “Why is This Popular” on his teens’ fashion-related and habit-related obsessions. This month’s dispatch: The Nickname “Chino”