Monthly Archives: November 2016

BRAZIL – THE WHOLE FEIJOADA

21 Brazil Articles! – 22 Covers of “Brazil”! – 19 Brazilian Music Tracks! – Countless Brazil Photos! When I started the Two-Fisted Touristing Brazil Series I did not anticipate that it would grow to 21 articles (including this final one) … Continue reading

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A study of light in blue and gold

The morning sun dappled our blue and gold head sculpture just so the other day.  So I took this picture. That’s the version that should fit comfortably on your screen.  For a BIGnified look at the details, plus details about … Continue reading

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Brasília in Twilight

Brazil – Brazil Choir / Brazil String Orchestra / Quatuor Ébène / Richard Héry The last day of our second trip to Brazil, August 2016, was spent traveling from Manaus, in the Amazon, to Campinas, just north of São Paulo, … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Climbing up Trees in the Rainforest

Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil) – Leslie Odom, Jr. People from all over the planet come to Manaus to explore the Amazon.  But where do the people from Manaus go on vacation?  Presidente Figuerido, a resort town two hours north of … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – The Sculpture Garden of Izulina Xavier

Brazil – Vérroneau When Ed and I were exploring Corumba, the Brazilian city that is one of the gateways into the Pantanal (here and here), the city tourist pamphlet led us to the Izulina Xavier Sculpture Museum.  We arrived at … Continue reading

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The Lights of Bergen Street

“Light” Song #1 We have entered dark times.  This week has ushered in a calamity that threatens many ills and horrors.  For me personally, the worst horror is the reversal in progress against the very real and already active threat … Continue reading

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DAS LILA LIED – THE LAVENDER SONG – “We just happen to be Different from the Others!”

My recent posts about the Newfest LGBT Film festival included an enthusiastic look at the handsomely restored print of the first known movie to sympathetically portray homosexuality, Germany’s 1919 “Anders als die Andern” (“Different than the Others”). Soon after posting … Continue reading

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QUEER SEX ON SCREEN – The Handmaiden, Theo & Hugo, and what’s left (i.e. Part 3) of the Newfest Baker’s Dozen

The Handmaiden – Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo – Baby Bump – Where Are You Going, Habibi? – Different from the Others Between writing my second piece on the Queer Baker’s dozen of LGBT films I saw at the NewFest … Continue reading

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