Articles Tagged “Brazil ”

Dinner’s at Midnight in Buenos Aires

by Caroline Shin, June 5, 2008

A city girl at heart, Caroline Shin left New York City, the glam apple of her eye, for Buenos Aires, the party haunt of South America. Eight months later, she's still indulging in the porteño night life that ignores the onset of daylight, and a cuisine that is known for the prime succulence of its…...read more »

Jabuti Prize for Tezza’s “Eternal Son”

by The Editors, September 30, 2008

WWB author Cristovão Tezza has won the prestigious Jabuti Prize for his book The Eternal Son. You can read an excerpt from the book in our September issue, over here Our heartiest congratulations to him!

The City and the Writer: In Portland with Flávia Rocha

by Nathalie Handal, September 29, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                                      …...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Carnaval Edition

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, March 19, 2014

At the Carnaval blocos (street parties) in Rio last week—rising above the sea of fluorescent wigs, animal ears, and sequined fedoras—I saw the same three signs reappear: Não Vai Ter Copa (There Won’t Be A World Cup), Tá Tudo Caro (Everything’s Expensive), and,…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Interview with Pacha Urbano

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, April 4, 2014

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Brazilian writer, illustrator, and screenwriter Pacha Urbano describes his brain as “an ideas factory that never stops.” His genre-defying projects include the aphoristic book Livro Ao Acaso (Book of Serendipity), the comic strip Filho do Freud (Freud’s Son), a compilation of that series…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Interview with Luciana Hidalgo

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, April 17, 2014

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It should come as no surprise that walking and yoga—one of which propels her outside, letting her feet and thoughts wander her current city, the other which forces her to slow down, turn inward, and put her “constant circulation of ideas” on hold—are of equal importance to Luciana…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Romeo and Juliet in the Dessert Aisle

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, May 14, 2014

Like a Portuguese baker preparing creamy pastéis de nata, to write this post I need to start with eggs. Yolks, to be specific. During the Colonial period, Portuguese convents and monasteries used the whites (clara) for starching clothes in their laundries, while the yolks (gema) were simply thrown…...read more »

“Poesia Em Trânsito” (Poetry in Motion)

by Chloe Hill, May 20, 2014

From February 11 to 24 of this year the Fundação Gregório de Matos (FGM), the cultural sector of Salvador da Bahia’s local government, sponsored the program “Poesia em Trânsito,” or Poetry in Motion. During this time, twenty poets and street performers presented…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Interview with Larissa Min

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, June 5, 2014

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The adventurous, globe-trotting Larissa Min is currently at work on two ambitious writing projects: an account of her family’s double migration from Korea to Brazil to the US, called Breaking English, and a hybrid fiction/creative nonfiction book called Wondering Gondwana that interweaves…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Why You Don’t Want Rice and Beans in Your Match

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, June 26, 2014

“Ele está jogando feijão com arroz!” muttered the Brazilian sitting next to me during the slow-moving match against Mexico, which stalled at 0-0. The player he was exasperated with for “playing rice and beans” was just going through the motions, lacking the energy,…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: The Flip of all Flips

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, August 7, 2014

Located on Brazil’s lush Green Coast, midway between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty is a colonial-era town of whitewashed buildings with brightly painted shutters, famous for its beaches, mountains, and cachaça distilleries. For five days last week, its unwieldy cobblestone…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Interview with Sylvio Fraga

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, August 19, 2014

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Sylvio Fraga was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986, moved back and forth between the US and Brazil until the age of thirteen, spent his teen years in Rio, earned a BA in Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), directed the Antônia Parreiras Museum in Niterói,…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: In Search of Manoel de Barros’s Pantanal

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, September 17, 2014

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It’s an odd sensation to arrive in a place that you’ve never been before, but that you’ve already experienced through someone else’s eyes. Especially when that other person is a poet. I first learned about the Pantanal—vast wetlands in central Brazil that seep over the border…...read more »

Where the Sidewalk Bends: Translation History in the Capital of the Future

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, November 7, 2014

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The Third Annual Seminar on the History of Translation, organized by University of Brasília professor Germana Pereira, took place from October 6-8 on the UnB campus, inside a moat-rimmed, mushroom-shaped silver building. The speakers included graduate students and professors from Brazil, the US,…...read more »