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Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Direct Democracy

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last June, there was a revolt throughout Brazil against the failures in habitation, sanitation, education and...

Yo La Tengo at Circo Voador Saturday, May 31st

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The American trio Yo La Tengo return to Brazil for two shows with Lapa's...

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “Straining out Gnats”

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon quotes Matthew 23:23-24: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ou have overlooked …...

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Petrobras

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - “O Petróleo é Nosso!” (“It’s Our Oil!”) was the joyful cry of Brazilian nationalists in the...

Opinion: The Curmudgeon Among the Believers

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, the Curmudgeon was invited to attend the inauguration of a photographic exhibition...

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on the Failure of Democracy

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - “Venezuela is not Ukraine,” quoth Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff recently, and in a technical sense, she’s...

Flamengo and Botafogo Return to Copa Libertadores Action

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carioca clubs Flamengo and Botafogo return to Copa Libertadores action this week after suffering...

Copa Libertadores Group Stages Start This Week

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The group stages of the 2014 Copa Libertadores start this week, with six Brazilian...

Brazil Has 5th Priciest Big Mac in the World: Daily

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a January 2014 survey conducted by the leading British weekly, The Economist,...

Opinion: The Curmudgeon Revisits 2013

Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Revisiting Rio de Janeiro in 2013, whose biggest events might be dubbed the “Three R’s in...

Devendra Banhart at Circo Voador: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Singer-Songwriter and guitarist Devendra Banhart will play at Lapa's Circo Voador tonight. American-born and...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Nightlife Guide

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Looking out to the arches of Lapa and being right in front of Circo Voador and Fundição Progresso in...

Major Traffic Flow Changes in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traffic flow changes are expected in the Rio areas of Centro (downtown), ...

U.S. Baseball Turns its Eyes on Brazil

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Major League Baseball (MLB) will be represented by several of its international scouts at...

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