Monthly Archives: January 2011

Repensando a arquitetura do Rio de Janeiro

Click here for Rethinking Rio architecture “Se você fechar os olhos e fingir que não tem montanha e mar, é uma tragédia.” — Lauro Cavalcanti, diretor do Paço Imperial e arquiteto, no Globo de 29 de janeiro de 2011 A … Continue reading

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Rethinking Rio architecture

“If you close your eyes and pretend there’s no mountains or sea, it’s a tragedy.” –Lauro Cavalcanti, Paço Imperial museum director and architect, in O Globo Jan. 29, 2011 O Globo‘s culture section, the Segundo Caderno, ran a cover story … Continue reading

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Rio onscreen at the Oscars

Wasteland documentary will walk the red carpet With the Brazilian blockbuster Elite Squad 2 making the rounds of the Sundance and Berlin film festivals and the animated feature Rio preparing for a global launch in April, Fernando Meirelles’ Wasteland was selected … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2 at Sundance: sole online critic so far loved it

“Face-meltingly kick-ass” is how blogger “Vince Mancini” described the Brazilian blockbuster , which portrays a Rio de Janeiro under the thumb of paramilitary groups, strongly suggesting that the root of the problem lies in state politics. The film was exhibited hors concours … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2 em Sundance: único crítico online até agora amou

Face-meltingly kick-ass, como traduzir? Foi assim que o blogueiro “Vince Mancini” descreveu o blockbuster brasileiro, que retrata um Rio de Janeiro dominado por grupos paramilitares, sugerindo com força que a raíz do problema reside na política estadual. O filme foi … Continue reading

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Questionable cultural upkeep

O Globo reported this past Saturday on the city of Rio de Janeiro’s spotty support for most of its ten cultural centers, citing  lack of planning, partnerships, budgets, staff and exhibits, plus leaky roofs and broken air conditioning. According to … Continue reading

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Mayor says Rio is working to prepare for heavy rains

O Globo reports that last April’s mudslides in the city of Rio de Janeiro led to preventive action that will benefit residents of high risk areas. The first to feel the impact will be the Morro do Borel favela, in … Continue reading

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