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Shot-in-the-dark video shines light on issue of police abuse in Brazil - The Globe and Mail
Rio police shot Chauan, 19, & Alan, 15, while they were playing in street. Alan died but his phone filmed whole thing
Brazil  Brasil  from twitter_favs
march 2015 by allaboutgeorge
The Stampede: Razorfish Reveals Latin America's Untapped Digital Consumer | Fast Company
Crump took his eager, former-journalist eyes into the favellas of Brazil to conduct consumer and digital ethnographies and found that a core part of reaching the vastly neglected consumer segment is via social media. Twitter, for example, is growing five times faster in Brazil than in the developed world, says Crump.
twitter  social  brazil  business  research  marketing  latinamerica  southamerica  mobile  facebook 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Off Runway, Brazilian Beauty Goes Beyond Blond -
"But on the runways, the proving ground for models hoping to go abroad, the diversity drops off precipitously"
brazil  from twitter
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
True Stories: Brazilian Girls -
More than once, I had to fight the urge to step back, raise my hands defensively over my head, and say, "Despite the fact that I am foreign, and am somewhat interested in getting into your pants, I am not objectifying you. I respect you as a human being, who happens to be female and Brazilian."
sex  brazil  writing  nonfiction  travel  language  identity 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Brad DeLong's "Our future as a financial colony" - THE WEEK
It's not that proxy contests will be initiated in Mandarin (although youngsters in Britain and America may well find themselves being sent to finishing schools in Maharashtra to purge themselves of their hillbilly Oxford or Boston accents and acquire the high-class English tones of Mumbai). But corporate bankruptcy will become a branch—probably the major branch—of international intrigue as governments find themselves dealt in whether they like it or not. And for the rest of us, "working for the man" will take on a brand-new—and foreign—dimension.
china  india  brazil  usa  business  finance  language  corporations  uk  government 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Brazil's Musical Mutants Resume Their Strange Trip
"The sound would fade in and out, the result being that while they could hear the melodies, they had to sketch in the details themselves with whatever harmonies and arrangements came to mind."
songwriting  music  brazil  rock  1960s 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Caetano Veloso - Bossa Nova
"Caetano, you like crazy things, you have to listen to a record by this guy who sings totally off-key - the orchestra does one thing and he does another."
brazil  music  songwriting  aesthetics  beauty  creativity  writing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Author Paulo Coelho thrives on extremes - Yahoo! News
"One day the shelves in my apartment collapsed, and I saw all my books on the floor, and I thought to myself, why do I have these books, to impress my friends? I feel a book must travel."
books  fiction  novels  brazil  france  writing  creativity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
No There There #13
Decio Matos Jr., director of "Fabricating Tom Ze," answers post-screening questions Sunday, May 6, 2
sfiff  sanfrancisco  japantown  deciomatosjr  tomze  brasil  brazil  film  filmfestival  notherethere  vlog  georgekelly  allaboutgeorge  cinema 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In the Land of Bold Beauty, a Trusted Mirror Cracks
“The reasons are purely aesthetic, not medical, especially for women. They want to get thin no matter what, all because of images from north of the Equator. It is a cruel cultural imposition on the Brazilian woman.”
women  gender  fashion  identity  brazil  aesthetics  beauty  feminism  poverty  southamerica  disease  marketing  globalization 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Minister of counterculture
"The Brazilian government is definitely pro-law," he grins. "But if law doesn't fit reality anymore, law has to be changed. That's not a new thing. That's civilisation as usual."
brazil  technology  law  creativecommons  creativity  culture 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: The Believers
"But the whole city is familiar to me. Because it is so Cartesian. You know how to get to a place even if you have never been there."
brazil  cities  southamerica  aesthetics  urban 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: How Curious George Escaped the Nazis
"Like Hans Reyersback and Margarete Waldstein, the little French monkey Fifi would change his name, and it would become one to remember."
children  fiction  brazil  germany  nazi  france 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
"There was not a common place where we could meet and nothing going on for us, though we were all over the Bay Area. When Viva Brazil began playing around, it brought together a community."
brazil  jazz  music  bayarea  latinamerica 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
In Latin America, a Religious Turf War
"The state is not keeping abreast of this process. Neither is the Catholic Church. They can't assign new priests as quickly to the places where the population is growing. The evangelical groups get there faster. [...]"
brazil  latinamerica  religion  christianity  music  dance  ritual 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
MiamiH: Religion in the news
"What the census does not show is the number of people who follow and practice Buddhist philosophy and tenets, without abandoning the religions they were born into."
brazil  buddhism  religion 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Brazil's Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline
"I think we are closer to the needs of the people. We try to talk in a contemporary language and make a connection between the spiritual life and real life. Here, we don't talk about God in heaven. We talk about God on Earth."
brazil  religion  christianity  music  dance 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Hate Messages on Google Site Draw Concern
"[N]ow nearly two-thirds of registered users are from Brazil. Google said one explanation for this seemingly inexplicable phenomenon was that Brazilians are quick to adopt new technologies."
orkut  brazil  social 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Canada's daughter
"In a country like Brazil, there's a rich tradition of continuing the classics: all the songs by Tom Jobim are still played by contemporary bands. I find that very dignified and essential to the proper evolution of music."
brazil  canada  music  songwriting 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Nuclear Secrets: If Brazil Wants to Scare the World, It's Succeeding
"What we're seeing are the same ideas of exaggerated nationalism that we have been through so many times before here, the belief that we are going to be a great power and all of that."
brazil  nuclear  science 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
MiamiH: A Brazilian tribute to America
"At that same time when these people were turning to rock, we were inventing bossa nova. Bossa nova more connected with this tradition of American good beautiful songs. I myself didn't like rock 'n' roll until '66.''
brazil  identity  music  songwriting 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Two Brazils Combine for Night at Carnegie Hall
"The hallmark of Brazilian culture is its miscegenation, its malleability, its ability to blend seemingly antagonistic elements. You can put people together who don't seem to belong together [...] and see that they really are complementary."
brazil  identity  music 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Creative Commons Benefit Webcast, 21st September, 2004, 8 PM EST
I'm kicking myself for not being able to watch this live, but there's no reason for you to miss it.
brazil  creativecommons  music  rock  webcast 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Reuters: Singing Minister Disowns 'Die, Bush' Call
"It turns out that Gil was unaware of the image. Jodele Larcher, the video jockey who handled the visuals, chose the image without consulting the singer, Gil's press agent Marcus Vinicius told Reuters on Tuesday." Whew!
brazil  bush  music  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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