Tradition in Transition: A Postcard from Cali

Posted on April 24, 2009 Under Music 3 Comments

If you're any what of a beat head, you know all about 1992's Brasilintime, a history-making documentary film by hip-hop photographer B+ linking old-school percussion legends with beatmakers of our time like Madlib and Cut Chemist, shot around Sao Paulo.…

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Capacete E8

Posted on April 16, 2009 Under Design 3 Comments

Though it's already in a hot lipstick-red color, the spectacular sleekness of the Capacete E8 motorcycle helmet by Sao Paulo design firm Questto Design is a serious competitor for your attention. Winner of the 2009 IF Product Design Award in…

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ARAC Group invades 28th Sao Paulo Biennial

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Antidote

Posted on October 3, 2008 Under Life 0 Comments

When crisis takes over a country, its citizens, as history has shown, oftentimes returns to its cultural roots to help find stability in all the chaos. Woodstock, for example, proved that unrest during wartime adds water for creativity to grow.…

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Wagner Pinto

Posted on October 1, 2008 Under Art 0 Comments

There must be something in the water lately in Sao Paulo, because it seems like it's a particularly blooming time for art galleries here on account of the rash of fine, inspiring art they're showing. Among these contributing to the…

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Guarana Antarctica Street Festival

Posted on August 27, 2008 Under Life 0 Comments
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Sao Paulo's Art Biennial

Posted on August 22, 2008 Under Art 0 Comments
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Submarine Records launches Noropolis

Posted on July 14, 2008 Under Music 1 Comment

Talk about an open mind. Sao Paulo indie record label Submarine Records -- the label that signed Hurtmold, the great post-rock type group we've talked about -- announced the formation of their new artist management company Noropolis. They not only…

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Pedro Lourenco

Posted on July 1, 2008 Under Art 0 Comments

If Pedro Lourenco didn't share the same name as a certain prodigy teen clothing designer in Sao Paulo, I would've never had the delight to come across this Portuguese artist's impressive work. He earns his daily bread through illustration assignments…

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Globe Patrol: Sao Paulo

Posted on June 24, 2008 Under Travel 0 Comments

Ada Pinkston at Current TV just sent over a video they just posted featuring their Brazilian host Rico (no last name) of the Globe Patrol show getting reacquainted with Sao Paulo after being away for a decade. You know we've…

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