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Gods In The House

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Author Neil Gaiman is a fan of Roadside America, particularly when it comes to his fantasy novel “American Gods.”

Lost Doggie Diner Head Resurrected, Sort Of

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Typically we’d flag a tip like this as a shaggy dog tale, if it wasn’t for the photographic evidence and the veracity of its source.

Don’t Pave On Me

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Tree in Road, Brayton, Iowa. Roads rule in America. The idea that something as easily bulldozed as a tree could force a detour seems preposterous. Yet it has happened, and the stubborn stay-putters have become pilgrimage destinations for the rest of us. We draw strength from their tenacity; perhaps we, too, will not be asphalted […]

Building the Roadside Capital of the World

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Cave City, Kentucky, is the Roadside Attraction Capital of the World. The world doesn’t know that yet, but Will Russell does.

Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum started as the ultimate cabinet of curiosities, and for all the right reasons. Review of a biography of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, pioneering surgeon and doctor of the monsters.

Welcome Back Velveteria, The Museum Of Velvet Art

Friday, December 13th, 2013

After four years wandering in the wilderness, Velveteria has reached the Promised Land: downtown Los Angeles, California.

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