How To Do Cultural Journalism – Anthony Bourdain in Haiti

Have you ever read a gushing review of a travel show? Travel shows are utterly predictable. Host goes somewhere, has an effusive reaction, eats some local food, lingering b-roll of natural beauty, rinse, repeat. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is not that show. Season seven (!) opened with a trip to Haiti, and the episode received high praise from Time, “one of the most thoughtful pieces of cultural journalism … in a while.”

Unfortunately I missed that episode. But fear not, it re-airs tonight at 11. If you like wit and insight and intelligence mixed with ceaseless condescension (that’s meant as a compliment), than you should tune in, or set the DVR. Check your local listings for the Travel Channel. Artwork via.

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