Take Me to Sanborns: Swiss Enchiladas and Race in Mexico City

Eric Nusbaum · 06/23/14 01:00PM

In the first chapter of D.H. Lawrence's late novel, The Plumed Serpent, an Irishwoman named Kate has a terrible experience at a Mexico City bullfight. The book is set during the Mexican revolution. Kate is overwhelmed by the sights and sounds in the arena and by the murderous event itself. Afterward, she tells a driver:

Dozens Injured in Explosion at Offices of Mexican Oil Giant Pemex [UPDATE: 14 Reported Dead, 80 Injured]

Jordan Sargent · 01/31/13 07:06PM

A number of people have reportedly been injured in an explosion at the Mexico City skyscraper that serves as the offices of Pemex, the state-owned oil monopoly. Details right now are scarce, but the company confirmed via Twitter that people were injured on the ground floor and mezzanine level of the building. According to Telemundo, the explosion was caused by an electrical issue.

Man Allegedly 'Sexually Enslaved' Two Stepdaughters

Max Read · 09/08/11 12:08AM

A man in Mexico City apparently kept his girlfriend's two daughters as sex slaves for seven years, fathering five children before killing one of the girls and her daughter. He also used his stepson as a slave, forcing him to collect scraps for recycling and beating him if he returned empty handed.

Teen Girls Offering Their Virginity for Justin Bieber Tickets

Adrian Chen · 08/19/11 11:36AM

According to Mexican news outlets, the hysteria around Justin Bieber's upcoming Mexico City concert has reached such levels that a girl has even offered to trade her virginity for a ticket. Ladies, it's not worth it!

Here Are Some Warm Places to Move To

Brian Moylan · 02/03/11 02:11PM

In the northern parts of this country, it's already been a long, wild winter. That makes it the time of year when those of us in freezing cities fantasize about which tropical locations we'd move to. Let's contemplate the options.


Max Read · 07/23/10 01:01AM

[Meet Julio Camara, Mexico City's one and only sewage diver. Camara makes less than $500 a month to dive into sewers to clear blockages and repair infrastructure. Think of him next time you complain about your job. Pic via AP.]