Tag: history

Torture, Hijacking, and Genocide: A Tour of Idi Amin’s Uganda

When you hear tales of how Idi Amin kept human heads in his refrigerator and fed his enemies to crocodiles, it’s natural to be a little curious about the guy. On a trip through Kampala, Uganda I visited several sites that would bring me uncomfortably close to one of the world’s most bloodthirsty dictators…

Taste The Gumbo That Fueled A Revolution

When I mentioned I might be eating at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant to one New Orleans resident, she clapped her hands twice while stomping her foot to punctuate her endorsement: “DOOKY. CHASE!”

America’s Oldest Hospital Is In Philadelphia, And It’s Stunning

I had always wanted to see one of those old operating theaters like you see in The Knick (or the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld) but at some point over the last hundred years doctors realized how horrible an idea it was to have dozens of non-sterile people in an operating room so most operating theaters have since gone extinct…