I was naïve upon leaving The Greatest Show On Earth® in 2004. I thought I could simply walk into any audition and acquire the role. After all, I had the talent, right? Right, I did. But so did many others.
Less than a year after reelecting President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil finds itself gridlocked in a self-inflicted crisis of a complexity without precedent and no resolution in sight. With impeachment possibly looming, Rousseff's tenure in power is increasingly uncertain.
IT WAS A thrill last April to spend time in São Paulo with legendary art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who were in town for the SP-Arte art fair. Together, we explored the fair and visited the studios of dozens of hot-and-happening artists.
Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.
Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.
If there is no sufficient effort to tackle this growing legitimacy crisis through crowdsourcing or other strategies, the future is likely to be very bleak. The gap between the government and citizens will continue to widen, leading to these possible futures in Brazil.
If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.
LONDON -- The main determinants of an emerging economy's ability actually to emerge, sustainably, are politics, policy and all that is meant by the institutions of governance. More precisely, although countries can ride waves of growth and exploit commodity cycles despite having dysfunctional political institutions, the real test comes when times turn less favorable and a country needs to change course.
When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.
The flashing Times Square spectacle on display all during August across a patchwork of multiple screens by the Brazilian street art twins is an animated curiosity, a dreamlike adventure featuring their yellow skinned characters who push their way through the screen and get closer to you.
At one point about a dozen years ago, I bought oceanfront property on a remote island in Bahia in Brazil. My imagined goal was to live much of the ye...
When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.
As if the world could merely be understood by the simple use of economic indicators. In fact, the world will be very different from the predictions of the CIA. An international team from Sorbonne University has just published its own analysis on the subject: The world in 2030, what the CIA had not imagined. Its conclusions run as follows.
At twenty-one years old, Erica Heckman is already breaking stereotypes by being among the five percent of American professional welders that are female.