AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Not the continent with 54 countries

2010 World Cup

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Shameless Self-Promotion

A piece I wrote was published in The New York Times–on January 1, 2011–as part of an op-ed feature “Around the World in 12 Months (in 2010).” My recollections of the 2010 World Cup was the entry for June.  My 4 year old daughter (she’s now 5) traveled with me and the piece riffs on

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Music Break

In case you missed it, here is one the stars of the 2010 World Cup, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, making his debut as Baby Jet, in the video for Castro’s “African Girls.” Despite all the bling, bubbly and...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Streets is Watching

Oh no she didn’t. (Shakira gets asked about the origins of “Waka Waka” about 30 seconds into this press conference during the World Cup in South Africa.) Seriously, who didn’t already know this song when they heard...

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Obrigado, Pelé

What if Pelé had scored his final goal for Brazil, against Argentina? That’s the premise of 1284, the new short film starring 69-year old Pelé himself, which is ultimately a really touching tribute to the greatest footballer...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Le Lion Indomptable

As we all know, The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be ousted from this year’s World Cup. As they play their final match in South Africa against Holland, let’s take a moment to remember some...

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