Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Complexity of Brazil’s Race Politics and a Little Black Kid Who Wanted to be Abu

During Brazil’s 2016 Carnival season a picture popped up on social media. It was of a little black boy dressed as Abu from the Disney movie Aladdin. He is on the shoulder of a man dressed as the title character, … Continue reading

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São Paulo: Sex and the City

I used to hate Sex and the City when I was younger. I would look at those big-city women and their teenage-like dramas, and think – WTF, that can’t be real life. Eternal break-ups, come-backs, and meaningless hook-ups. Traffic jam, … Continue reading

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The Silent Majority’s Awakening – and Beyoncé’s Little Dance Number

I grew up in the 1990s, at a time when the world still felt large, and the internet was mostly boring. News came either by way of the mass media or the few alternative outlets that occupied space on public … Continue reading

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Tips For Enjoying Your Short Stay in São Paulo

São Paulo is so big that if you come for a short stay without a game plan, you may find yourself bored and leaving with a bad impression. It is not a place that strikes one as beautiful or even fun … Continue reading

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Tips For Enjoying Your Long Stay In São Paulo

Relocation can occur for a myriad of reasons. If São Paulo is going to be your next destination, its size and complexities can be quite daunting. Though the city is generally very foreigner friendly, there is still enough Brazilianess in … Continue reading

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