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Dining, Eat Pao de Queijo: Kika's Treats' Savory Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pao de Queijo: Kika's Treats' Savory Brazilian Cheese Bread

Cristina "Kika" Arantes instructs us to hold our nose as we repeat after her: "pão de queijo." The nasal tone of the Portuguese for "Brazilian cheese bread" may be difficult for Americans to master, but this Brazilian snack is easy…
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Music, BeatBox Braza: Show Preview

Braza: Show Preview

No need to drop a G on a ticket to São Paulo; save your dollars and samba over to Braza. The nearly-2-year-old monthly party on first Fridays at Som Bar plays host to expat Brazilians and those who love the…
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Music, BeatBox Club preview: Gui Boratto

Club preview: Gui Boratto

São Paulo–based Gui Boratto maps tech-house's valleys of rhythm and peaks of melody. At his best, the DJ and producer pushes his carefully measured percussion into an insistent crease, avoiding distracting friction or overpowering gloss along the furrow. It's a…
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Music, Hear This Return of the Art Bitches

Return of the Art Bitches

Leave it to a bunch of Brazilians to bring a party vibe to the ongoing '80s music redux. A multicolored gob toward the legions of dour Cure copyists, CSS has been offering up its contagious electropop to the global dancefloor…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slap That Ass

Slap That Ass

Upon finding delight in the corporeal world, most infants express it by slapping, clapping, stomping, thumping, and vocalizing. This same combination has been cultivated and refined in every culture around the world. Yet, there has never been an international gathering…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slap That Ass

Slap That Ass

Upon finding delight in the corporeal world, most infants express it by slapping, clapping, stomping, thumping, and vocalizing. This same combination has been cultivated and refined in every culture around the world. Yet, there has never been an international gathering…
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Film,

Dissent for Sale

PARK CITY, Utah -- Even by the lacerating standards of recent Sundance docs Why We Fight and Iraq in Fragments, the nonfiction at this year's fest felt, well, real -- alarmingly so. Indeed, after doing battle with films about U.S.…
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Film, The Unlikely Lambs

The Unlikely Lambs

Moviegoers who know the tides of recent Brazilian history will likely get more from Hector Babenco's new prison movie, Carandiru, than the rest of us, because the filmmaker tells us so little about the society beyond the walls that helped…
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Music, Record

Suba

Suba São Paulo Confessions (Six Degrees) Local genre-blurring label Six Degrees poses an unlikely question with its latest release: What kind of music would a Yugoslavian-bred musician and composer trained in jazz and classical make if he moved to…
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