Alice Wheeler
"ARABIC" PORN SHOP, DOWNTOWNThe sign has odd lettering, suitable for the cover of a classy edition of The Arabian Nights. The store itself is up a long, steep flight of stairs, up on the third floor, tucked away from gaping tourists. Inside, there is much that you would expect--racks and racks of smut, two older gentlemen behind the large counter--along with a few things you wouldn't, such as a number of video games tucked in a back room. Said video games are not of the porny variety, however, but more standard fare such as car-racing games. Why are these games here? Who would choose to spend an evening playing video games in the back room of a porn shop? Perhaps only Satan knows. BRADLEY STEINBACHER