Cities compete on many margins, but who would have thought of tours of the city's ganglands? Today's LA Times reports "The 'hood as a tourist attraction ... Activists hope to use money from bus tours for community good."
Most cities have cheerleaders who openly sanitize. What is interesting about the new LA venture is that the cited politicos are trying hard to sell tours of the "cradle of gang culture" as some sort of cutting edge eco-tourism. Why not? Newark, Camden, Baltimore, Detroit and many others can't beat our weather.