Category Archives: Arts

Roa Lynn’s essay in The New Yorker

Roa Lynn has just published an essay  at The New Yorker’s web site about the extraordinary events of the day she visited Pablo Neruda at his home in Isla Negra, Chile.    

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An article in the Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.

An article in The Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.  The article mentions some people  who have faced such difficulties.   The online version of the article unintentionally illustrates some of the problems — it displays a … Continue reading

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What the Fire Is — music by Katharine Key.

Some readers may find this new musical artist interesting:  What the Fire Is — an album of music by Katharine Key.   You can listen to some recommended pre-release tracks here: Humpty-Dumpty Softness Can Be Strength

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Artist Jorge Selaron found dead on his famous stairs.

On January 10, according to news articles, the artist Jorge Selaron was found dead on his famous staircase in Rio de Janeiro.   It is not clear whether his death was a murder or a suicide.  The staircase is depicted on … Continue reading

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Batala Washington band brings Brazilian culture to the capital.

An article in The Washington Post describes an all-female drum band that performs Afro-Brazilian rhythms around Washington, DC.  They are scheduled to perform on October 28, 2012 during the Hispanic Day Parade in New York City.

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You can now listen to a recorded interview about The Barbosa Legacy.

Click here to listen to a recorded interview with Bernard Kripkee, the editor of The Barbosa Legacy and Farewell Rio, with WTBQ: BK interview with WTBQ  Unfortunately, a few words were dropped when the interview was recorded over the internet. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Road (Por el Camino) at the sixth annual Brazilian Film Week, Washington, D.C.

Beyond the Road (Por el Camino) 6th Brazilian Film Week 2012 sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy, Washington D.C. Location:  E Street Cinema  555 11th Street  I really enjoyed this film and was surprised that a Brazilian, Charly Braun, produced, wrote … Continue reading

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Craft (Riscado) at the 6th annual Brazilian Film Week, Washington, D.C.

Craft (Riscado) 6th Brazilian Film Week 2012 sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy, Washington D.C. Location:  E Street Cinema  555 11th Street Bianca is an underemployed actress in Rio de Janeiro whose career has yet to take off.  To make ends … Continue reading

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7 Days in Havana (7 Dias en La Habana), American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival

American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival September 20 — October 10, 2012 Silver Spring,  Maryland  7 Days in Havana (7 Días en La Habana)  In between seeing Brazilian films this week, I thought it would be interesting to see … Continue reading

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(En)chanted Word (Palavra (En)cantada) at the 6th annual Brazilian Film Week, Washington, D.C.

(En)chanted Word (Palavra (En)cantada) 6th Brazilian Film Week 2012 sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy, Washington D.C. Location:  E Street Cinema  555 11th Street This wonderful documentary by Helena Solberg traces the history of Brazilian music during the last half-century through … Continue reading

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