Author Archives: p. ray

Ten Reasons to Love São Paulo – plus one

Most foreigners have an image of Brazil which includes the beaches of Rio, thick forest of the Amazon, or the Carnivals of Salvador. But Brazil´s 3.3. million mi² makes it nearly the size of the United States and big enough … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Lion King (2019), and John Wick … finally

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) (NO SPOILERS!!) Quentin Tarantino’s new movie shows a maturity in character development and style that I hadn’t seen since his adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Jackie Brown. Here he manages to do it without help and … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: True Grit

I have a thing for strong female characters, especially when they have to weave their way through a man´s world to get what they want. The main character in True Grit, 14-year-old Mattie Ross, is a shining example of one … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: The Walking Dead Comics Come to an End

I began reading The Walking Dead comics during the break from seasons 4 to 5 of the television show. And just as I had binged my way up to season 4 (I got turned on to the show late) I … Continue reading

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Ranking the Best Picture Oscar Movies – 2019 Edition

I got a bit busy during Oscar season and didn´t publish my picks before the Oscars aired. Not a big deal as I plan to do an Oscars edition for every the Oscars have been around! Sounds crazy? That´s because … Continue reading

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Brazil: Where I Became Who I Wasn´t Time and Time Again

When I arrived in Brazil in 2009 I had a very difficult time finding an expat network. The only platform in Brazil that I knew which had any real reach back then was the now-defunct Orkut, and it mostly catered … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: The Handmaid´s Tale going to the next level, Godzilla, Gotham, a Hitler-and-Bigfoot Assassin, and Killer Condoms

The Handmaid´s Tale: Season Three – Episodes 1-5 (2019) Game of Thrones has come and gone. If you missed my weekly podcast with my buddy, Peter, be sure to click on the link below to my YouTube channel and listen. … Continue reading

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