Top 10 (most recent first)
"Açaí, a Global Superfruit, Is Dinner in the Amazon," New York Times Dining section, 2/23/10: To the world, it's all about the anti-oxidants and the dubious weight-loss promises. In the Amazon, it's a staple for the poor, and a way of life.
"Marketing to Brazil's emerging middle class," GlobalPost, 3/30/10: GlaxoSmithKline attempts to sell denture adhesive in Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
"Manioc flour, served up with a song," GlobalPost, 1/21/10: A shop owner in the Amazonian town of Cametá sings of Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"The Other Brazil: Minas Gerais," New York Times Travel section, 10/25/09: An exploration of the state so many Brazilians love (for the food, for the waterfalls, for the people, for the history) but so few others know about.
"How much do you know about Brazil?" GlobalPost, 4/23/09: Brazilians think Americans think the capital of Brazil is Buenos Aires. They don't.
"Crazy Nights in São Paulo," New York Times Travel section, 4/5/09: Baixo Augusta is São Paulo's new nightspot, where anything -- and anyone -- goes.
"The Weekender's Weekender Plugs the Last Holes," New York Times Travel section, 12/14/08: The last Weekend in New York column.
Pour: Allure of Cachaca Spreads to the US," The New York
Times Dining section, 4/9/08:Artisanal aged
cacachas are available in the United States, and they are not for
use in caipirinhas.
House That's Truly Unreal," The New York Times House &
Home section, 9/9/07: In the alternate
universe of of Second Life, some players open businesses, or lead
lives of virtual sin. Others nest and hold parties for the neighbors.
for the Food," The New York Times Real Estate section, 12/31/06: M y move to Jackson Heights Queens, and what cholados and
empanadas had to do with it.
in Brazil: Under a Full Moon, Dancing to the Beat of the Zabumba"
The New York Times Travel section (with audio slide show), 5/7/06: The most popular
music from Brazil's northeast, traditionally played with only an accordion,
a drum and a triangle, is often overshadowed by better-known Brazilian
genres like samba or bossa nova. Too bad.
"Now Departing, Dreams," The New York Times City section, 11/18/01: Two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, American Airlines Flight 587 to the Dominican Republic crashed, killing everyone aboard. But Flight 621 made it to the Caribbean island just fine, filled with Dominican New Yorkers heading to the homeland.