Urban art | Arte de rua – Rio de Janeiro

I’ve always said that I am not one for museums. There is something about objects extracted from their context that bore me, failing to capture my attention | Sempre falei que não gosto de museus: vendo um monte de obras extraídas dos respetivos contextos me da um tédio

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Un encuentro | An encounter

En mi recorrido por el mundo de la ciencia, lamento haber descubierto la cercanía con
el Arte un poco tarde, siento que estuve como muchos, cegada a ver la exactitud o las aproximaciones asintóticas en las ecuaciones | In my journey through the world of science, I regret having discovered the proximity of Art a little late. I think I felt as many do, blinded by the accuracy or the asymptotic approximations in the equations.

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Childsplay and barbarity in San Cristóbal de las Casa: a return to Chiapas | Inocencia y barbarie: un viaje por San Cristóbal de las Casas

Childsplay and barbarity in San Cristóbal de las Casa: a return to Chiapas Photos and Text by Fabián Calderón Martínez, historian focused on the theory and philosophy of history from Puebla, México. I was surprised to see how a child was selling some curious clay animals that would better serve as toys than as ornaments, […]

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Book review: “El llano en llamas” (the Burning Plain and other stories) by Juan Rulfo

Framing the context of the Rulfo’s work, my nephew could help but to ignite interest: “No te olvides que la Revolución Mexicana sucedió antes de la Rusa, ¿eh?” he said, reminding me of the global significance of the violent land and agrarian reform that was the Mexican Revolution, which happened even before that of the momentous Russian one that changed the course of history for the world.

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Otros Carnavales

El Carnaval poco conocido de Montevideo, Uruguay tal vez sea uno de los más auténticos.
fotos y texto por Nacho Hamad

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Other Carnivals

The candombe tradition of Montevideo, Uruguay may not be so well-known as other Carnivals, but it might just be one of the most authentic.
photos and text by Nacho Hammad

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HAPPY MAHASHIVRATRI!

Smashing and DESTROYING things, the way that I seem to have a talent for, reveals a truth that – like all truths – might be easily revealed, although it is not easily digested before becoming knowledge. It is an assimilation that takes time. Take a clay pot: Is it a pot or is it clay? […]

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Carnaval – Rio de Janeiro

Já gostei mais de Carnaval. Já fiz tudo que eu tinha direito de fazer na maior festa popular. Mesmo assim, não resisti pelo menos um bloco querido: a tradicionalíssima BANDA DA CONCEIÇÃO, no bucólico morro da Zona Portuária.

I used to love Carnaval.  I’ve had more than my fill of them over the years, but I decided to go to at least one of my most beloved street parties: the very traditional BANDA DA CONCEIÇÃO, on one of the oldest hilltops in Rio de Janeiro.

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Two sides of fiction, one road to empathy

His choice surprised me not only because both of us spend our time reading the Booker prize shortlists. I couldn’t imagine someone like him taking time out to read Harry Potter— which, I discovered, revealed much more about my prejudice than about his taste.

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