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Firemen, João Gilberto and Columbia University

Anyone who’s closely followed João Gilberto’s career over the decades knows of his proclivity for unpredictable behavior. Stories abound, passing from fact to legend....

New Ink Brings A Fan Story For Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins has seen it all as a Brazilian musical icon: the dawn of a new democracy, the vanguard of MPB’s best years plus...

The Amazing Musical Life of Cauby Peixoto

It is said that, at the very beginning of his career, Cauby Peixoto hired a manger. “You just show up on stage and sing,”...

Alex Atala Loves Brazilian Food

It’s bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country’s cuisine. But Alex Atala loves the food of his native...

Ana Bondarenko-Machado’s ‘Copacabana Beach’

When it comes to Brazil as a source of inspiration, you don’t have to look far: it turns out that the artist for this...

Remembering Ayrton Senna: Racing’s GOAT

The race weekend at Italy’s Imola circuit was uneven, unsettling. On that first Friday, Brazil’s Reubens Barrichello walked away from a devastating accident. The...

Good Times

It took trips half way around the world for the two musical legends to meet. Here’s what happened with Sergio Mendes and Nile Rogers...