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From the AV Room: Cinco de Mayo en SF

This weekend, I popped over to San Francisco on business and caught a bit of the city’s kinda underwhelming Cinco de Mayo celebration at Dolores Park (I think there was a ban on alcohol at the event. While I’m no … Continue reading

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My First MyFest in Berlin

May 1st is International Workers Day (aka Labor Day everywhere else in the world but the USA). In Berlin, it’s known for anti-capitalist riots that started among the radical West German left in the late ’80s and even today, despite … Continue reading

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Fly Favorites: April 2012

São Paulo hip-hop star Criolo goes from hood to high-life as Brazilian rap creeps into the mainstream. As Chris Guillebeau heads down the home stretch of his hit-every-country-in-the-world, he gives pointers on how to go everywhere. Members of Nigeria’s Igbo, … Continue reading

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Vomit Bags and Hail Marys

My craziest landing ever was on a Varig flight from Brazil listing as we came into Miami and almost scraping the wing on the runway. Couldn’t imagine this, though. Knocking on wood at this very moment. Please don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: Dimitri from Paris

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling these last few weeks, and through incessant TSA screenings, cramped airplane seats, and nagging jet-lag, there is but one man who can instantly take me from the pain to the pleasure of travel … Continue reading

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Party on 8th Street: Calle Ocho in Miami

Every March, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana throws the biggest pan-Latin/Caribbean bash in the country on Southwest 8th Street, the main street of Miami’s Cuban community, called “Calle Ocho” in Spanish because of the missing ordinal abbreviation (i.e. “th”) … Continue reading

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Parabéns to Carnival Winners Mocidade Alegre + Unidos da Tijuca!

The 2012 Carnival season in Brazil has ended with a couple of surprising samba school parade winners in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both of which sported themes from the country’s culture-rich, rain-poor, poverty-stricken Northeast. Yesterday, Mocidade Alegre took … Continue reading

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