CULTURE

9 Essential Brazilian films of 2014

Accompanying an unprecedented level of national attention, Brazil's always vibrant cinema community has had a number of international festival successes this year, exploring themes and diverse realities that break from what the...

Os Nordestinos!

In The 1970's, while the military dictatorship was crumbling and before the economic crisis of the 1980's kicked in, Brasil had a happy interlude; post-tropicalism, a vivid, unique & independent rock...

8 Essential Brazilian Post-Punk Tracks

Bruno Verner is a musician, poet & independent curator best known for his work with Brazilian tropical punk funk art duo Tetine which he formed with Eliete Mejorado in São Paulo in 1995. With Tetine, he has...

8 Essential books on Brazilian architecture

Neither is it the right angle, which attracts me, nor the straight line, hard, inflexible, made by men. What attracts me is the curve, free and sensual, the curve I find...

8 Essential books on Brasil

The complexities of contemporary Brazil can be difficult to understand at the best of times. The editors at Brasil Wire have put together a primer of books about Brasil to help readers,...

Inside 31st Bienal de São Paulo

This week the São Paulo Bienal Pavilion opens its doors to another edition of one of the largest art exhibitions in the country, and one of the most important in the...

SP na Rua – 2nd edition

A collaboration between nomadic underground event Voodoohop & a who's who of SP counterculture, with a little help from the Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo, the first SP na Rua...

Brazil by Olaf Heine

A Brazilian proverb states, “Those who leave will take longing on their journeys.” However, translating saudade with “longing” doesn’t do the term justice. Olaf Heine’s photographs convey impressions that are hard...

Latinamericanism

Emir Sader: For Edward Said, the Orient exists only in the imagination of Westerners. It was created to represent the "other" in the polarisation between "civilization" (themselves, naturally) and "barbarism" (everyone...
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