Friday, June 20th, 2014
A four day national holiday that kicked off the cup ended on Monday, so the city has been attempting to return to somewhat of its normal routine. Brazilians have gone back to work, and over the past few days in Copacabana and Ipanema, we’ve seen a transition of fans, from a flood of Argentinians to
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
One of the popular phrases that came out of the protests in the run up to the Cup was, “Copa pra quem”? On the third and fourth days of the Cup, I’ve been darting around to different...
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
World Cup Day 1 — The sun is out in Rio for the first time in days. It’s a national holiday. Anticipation in the air. I’m woken up to the sound of horns.
Friday, March 28th, 2014
Living in Rio de Janeiro now, and witnessing the pacification of the favelas by Brazilian federal troops from a close(r) distance, I can't help but think back to my faded memories of the 'war on drugs' while...
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
What is it with these “facelifts” that tend to uncover the dirty sinews of yesteryear? Back in Cape Town, South Africa, as the “Mother City” attempted to cover up all its dirty divisions in preparation for meeting the...