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Room on the Broom: New Witch Museum in Salem

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Salem, Massachusetts — site of the witch trials of 1692 — has a packed roster of witch attractions, including a statue, a dungeon, two witch trial reenactments, and two-and-a-half witch museums (one gives half its space to pirates).

2010: A Year To Remember

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.

Two Ghosts Of Christmas Past

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Do you like your Christmas nostalgia sugar-cookie sweet… or frosted with irony? You could satisfy both urges by visiting an over-the-top seasonal display — or you could drive to seasonal attractions that cater to Christmas’s increasingly divergent demographics.

Kids Love Local Rock

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

It’s taken a while, but Rolling Rock finally has some credibility. The 140-ton boulder, which has been a postcard-worthy traffic hazard in Fall River, Massachusetts, for longer than anyone can remember, is now the “official glacial rock” of Massachusetts,

Light Headed: Laserium

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s a tale of survival and resurrection. Of inspiration and beauty. Of teenagers discovering what awesomeness really means, perhaps with the help of a certain sweet-smelling herb. It is the story of the rebirth of…Laserium! Yes, that staple of coming-of-age psychedelia has found a permanent home in the heart of Hollywood; Laserium CyberTheater has opened […]

Industrial Strength Sights

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A factory closing is a sad affair: breadwinners are left reeling, communities go shrinking, and the sight of an empty architectural behemoth hovering over the landscape reminds us daily of the less lovely side of capitalism.

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