Articles by Fredrick Haugen
Why are Brazilians adopting the lowrider subculture of East Los Angeles? A short documentary, South American Cholo, provides an engaging answer.
Estúdio 41, an architectural firm from Curitiba, has won a design competition to rebuild Brazil’s Antarctic Station for polar scientific research.
May 1st is Dia do Trabalho (Labor Day) in Brazil. In the 1940s, under President Vargas, the holiday became linked to new labor protections and benefits.
Dia do Índio celebrates the indigenous people of Brazil and their many contributions to the nation’s culture. It’s a day for reflection and activism.
Best-selling author Timothy Ferriss has a unique system to learn any language in 1 hour. I apply his method to explain the basics of Brazilian Portuguese.
Darkened Cities is a photo series which composites major cities, like Rio de Janeiro, with the stars above that, in reality, are veiled by light pollution.
Brazilian artist Angélica Dass has an art project called Humanae, which documents every human skin tone using the PANTONE® Guide as a reference.
Nestled in the hills of a tropical forest just an hour southwest of Belo Horizonte, Instituto Inhotim is part modern art museum and part botanical garden.
The iconic music festival returns to SP’s historic Jockey Club. Pearl Jam, the titan of grunge rock, headlines the three-day event with over 60 acts.
A work of zen-like simplicity, Brazilian Birds Radio streams the natural sounds of birds from the Amazon rainforest. It’s a calm refuge from urban chaos.
Summer in Rio de Janeiro is magical — filled with the relaxed vibe of beach life. This short film captures the beauty of Rio’s hottest season.