Articles by Fredrick Haugen

South American Cholo: Lowrider Culture in São Paulo

Why are Brazilians adopting the lowrider subculture of East Los Angeles? A short documentary, South American Cholo, provides an engaging answer.

The Winning Design for Brazil’s New Antarctic Station

Estúdio 41, an architectural firm from Curitiba, has won a design competition to rebuild Brazil’s Antarctic Station for polar scientific research.

Dia do Trabalho: International Workers’ Day in Brazil

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: A Day of Honor and Indigenous Pride

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.

The Timothy Ferriss 1-Hour Method: Learn a Language Fast

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.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro from Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen

Darkened Cities: Thierry Cohen Reveals the Stars over Rio

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.

Human Pantone: Angélica Dass Catalogs Every Skin Color

Brazilian artist Angélica Dass has an art project called Humanae, which documents every human skin tone using the PANTONE® Guide as a reference.

Instituto Inhotim: Modern Art in a Natural Paradise

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.

Tupi Novo Mundo: the New EP by Afrobeat Band Iconili

Iconili, an afrobeat band from Brazil, call their rhythmic music ‘tropical psychedelia’. Listen here to “Tupi Novo Mundo” — free to download.

Lollapalooza Brasil 2013 Invades São Paulo, March 29–31st

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.

Journey to the Amazon with Brazilian Birds Radio

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.

The Beat of Rio: a Film by Tim Hahne

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.