Rio SlutWalk

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Rio Slut Walk // Marcha das Vadias   November 14, 2015 — Photos from the 5th annual Rio SlutWalk, or Marcha das Vadias, in Copacabana Beach. Matias Maxx did a great write-up on what went down for VICE Brasil, so I’m going to translate some of what he wrote here: A few weeks ago, on […]

#JogosIndigenas 100M

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Hundreds of runners from 24 Brazilian tribes and as far as Canada, Lapland, Mongolia, Ethiopia and New Zealand came together to run the 100M in the sand at the World Indigenous Games last month. Widely criticized by Brazilian tribes as a strategically-timed photo-op the same week Brazilian Congress passed a bill to un-do their tribal […]

#JogosIndigenas

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The World Indigenous Games went down last week in Palmas, Tocatins, a landlocked state in the middle of Brazil’s agro-business heartland.   Brazil’s Ministry of Sports hosted the event with the UN Development Program (UNDP), bringing together 24 tribes from Brazil and as far as Canada, Lapland, Mongolia and New Zealand to compete in sixteen events from […]

Canada vs Canela

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The World Indigenous Games went down last week in Palmas, Tocatins, a landlocked state in the middle of Brazil’s agro-business heartland.   Brazil’s Ministry of Sports hosted the event with the UN Development Program (UNDP), bringing together 24 tribes from Brazil and as far as Canada, Lapland, Mongolia and New Zealand to compete in sixteen […]

Beco do Batman

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Beco do Batman, a graffiti wonderland in São Paulo’s Vila Madalena neighborhood since the 1980′s. See if you can spot the bat signal.     More street art on Riochromatic: SHINE AND FLOW — Street signs in and around Santa Teresa, my favorite place I’ve ever lived. (link)         PRAZERES — Portuguese for […]

#letloverule

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6/28/15 — Two days after the US legalized gay marriage, and 46 years after the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, LGBT activists gathered in Copacabana to march in defense of their civil rights. Gay marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013, and same-sex unions were legalized in 2004. Despite legal gains, one LGBT person […]

Street Signs

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 SHINE AND FLOW — Street signs in and around Santa Teresa, my favorite place I’ve ever lived. Let’s take a ride! Stenciled over someone’s mailbox. I prefer to live in sin than lie in prayer. Love and hate. And Tinder. “Filho da puta” is the Brazilian equivalent of “son of a bitch” but translates to […]

I <3 Santa

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 I start at the arches of Lapa. Or Flamengo Beach. Or the Selaron steps. Or the metro stop in Gloria. If I’m in a rush, or wearing heels, or carrying groceries, or I want to feel the breeze on my face, I ask one of these guys to take me up the hill to Santa […]

XMAS EXCESS

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Rio de Janeiro has a flair for the spectacular, and Christmas is no exception: Rio has been home to the world’s largest floating Christmas tree for the last eighteen consecutive years. It may not have millions of LED lights, but this nativity scene in front of the Gloria metro stop is no less magnificent. These […]

Arpoador Ebb & Flow

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