Questioning our Identity on the Screen

Questioning our Identity on the Screen

By Julia Melim There are many theories on how our personalities are shaped from the day we’re born, to our first day of school, to which neighborhood we grow up, where we travel, the people we meet along the way, our peers, and our parents – it goes from early...
Magret of Duck with Acai Sauce

Magret of Duck with Acai Sauce

  The duck Ingredients: 4 duck (or chicken, optional) breasts salt and black pepper to taste. Preparation: Season with salt and black pepper. Fry duck breasts in a hot frying pan until golden brown (the breasts should be rare on the inside). Put aside. The sauce:...
How to be Funny

How to be Funny

By Julia Melim When I first started doing comedy, people told me to do what I do best and find my niche. After some thought I realized there are certain things I couldn’t be the best at, for example I couldn’t be the best at doing Shakespeare compared to an actor from...
Get Cool Educational Films for Free

Get Cool Educational Films for Free

Documentary Storm is brimming with free educational films for deed thinkers. Watch top documentaries in HD quality like “Born into Brothels”, a documentary about the inspiring non-profit foundation Kids With Cameras, which teaches photography skills to children in...
From the Amazon to the World

From the Amazon to the World

By Lindenberg Junior | *English Edition: Ann Fain The North of Brazil, which includes the states of Para, Amazon, Acre, Roraima and Rondonia, is most known for its Indian influence. They have a diet rich in fish, root vegetables like yams or yucca and powerful and...
“Churrasco”, The Brazilian Barbecue

“Churrasco”, The Brazilian Barbecue

By Livia Caroline Neves / Translation: Una P. Cavalcante The primitive barbecue have been important in the concept of what, today, we call community. Since then, the barbecue crossed boundaries and reached the world. BBQ to Americans, Parrillada to Argentineans or...
Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

By Lindenberg Junior ropical Ingredients in the Contemporary Cuisine. We are initiating a tradition in this first of many editions of Soul Brasil. We want to reach your soul, go beyond the limitations of paper and offer you a taste. It’s like a kiss in the...
It all Started in Rio

It all Started in Rio

By Stephanie Ozer We thought it was going to be just a simple vacation – and that would have been enough. We thought, 10 days away from the kids, in an exciting city far away, the city of the music we love so much…. It was Tuesday, our second night in Rio,...
Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

By Lindenberg Junior Many types of fish, shellfish and chicken can be made into moquecas. It’s native from the state of Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil, where cooking with creamy coconut milk is a part of daily life. Other common ingredients used in this State...
Same Old Song

Same Old Song

By Peter Ludwig There’s no accounting for why we each repeat the same pointless ritual every day, despite failure after failure.  Every day we spin and spin through the radio dial trying to find original and interesting music.  Click…heard it,...
Political Corruption Embedded in a Nation

Political Corruption Embedded in a Nation

By José Ricardo Aguilar Brazil is highly known for its diverse and dynamic culture. This population is the product of a long-going “melting pot” that has combined ethnicities from all over the globe. This mixing of cultures resulted in a nation unlike any other. Here,...
Divine Instruments and the Magic of Music

Divine Instruments and the Magic of Music

By Lindenberg Junior As the Middle Ages wise men used to say, to play an instrument whether you have musical skills or not, or just to participate in a musical ritual regardless of the instrument you play, enhances your chances of establishing a connection with your...
Cultural Beat

Cultural Beat

By Claudia Lyra During the time of carnaval, everyone talks about samba and axé music, but in this article we’ll remember some other long forgotten or, at least, not very well exposed rhythms that show a colorful Brazil. They are Maracatu, Côco, Bumba Meu Boi,...