FROM Marissa Gawel
Roadside attractions from Motor City to the Big Easy Summer is the time for road trips, and in the west that can mean desert highways, teepee motels and giant dinosaur sculptures. But we’re not the only part of the country that boasts the distinctly American tradition of the roadside attraction. Last summer, Journalist Marissa Gawel grabbed her camera, hopped in her car, and took a 3,000 mile drive from Detroit to New Orleans. She stopped along the way to talk to the proprietors of the Monster Mart, the Bonny and Clyde Ambush Museum and the World’s Largest Ball of Paint, and her photos are featured in National Geographic Magazine’s August issue.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.