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Old Cidade Nova is new again

Rio is done for… Except it’s not! With so many new skyscrapers built in the last ten years, you’d think that the downtown neighborhood of Cidade Nova (New City) was actually new. But the name harks back to the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Established artists cross Rio, with an invitation to follow in their footsteps

Para Artistas renomados atravessam a cidade e convidam a todos para seguir o caminho, clique aqui “Travessias” at the Bela Maré warehouse: show breaks new ground, literally While all sorts of entitities and institutions, Good Samaritans and optimists have been zipping over … Continue reading

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Taboos / assuntos tabu

Participe no RioRealblog. Quais são os aspectos tabu da transformação do Rio de Janeiro? Quais são as perguntas que permanecem no silêncio? Onde falta o debate?  Deixe seu comentário, abaixo! RioRealblog would like to hear from you. What are the … Continue reading

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Rio art moves

Fifth in a series of conversational nuggets about the transformation of cultural life in the marvelous city. Sculptor (and blogger) Raul Mourão has been working with grilles since the late 80s. Not the barbecue kind, but the sort he saw … Continue reading

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Crossing urban borders

Para Cruzando fronteiras urbanas, clique aqui New coordinates All of a sudden you surprise some ladies standing in front of the Municipal Theater with the gift of your two tickets to a classical music concert, and run off to see … Continue reading

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Rio pacification at risk?

Only if a time machine existed. Rio de Janeiro has been busily repaving its streets, as part of the revitalization in the runup to all those mega-events. Manhole covers (exploding or not) are a challenge for any city. They end … Continue reading

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Visual arts: Rio yawns and stretches

Fourth in a series of conversational nuggets about the transformation of cultural life in the marvelous city. “For a long time I thought about living in São Paulo,” says up-and-coming curator, art critic, journalist and blogger Daniela Name (pronounced Nah-mee). … Continue reading

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