If you've been in an elevator or a waiting room, you've heard "The Girl From Ipanema." It's the song that made the bossa nova famous! The story goes ...
I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them, to the best of my ability, put their best foot forward in life.
My last week in Brazil will not be a happy one after Germany destroyed the home team and eliminated them from the final of the World Cup.
Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.
The evening of July 2nd I headed to Rio with no team to root for. Italy, my soul team, didn't make it out of their group, all discussion of the matter since banned from my household. Now who?
The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.
Why root for a Brazilian loss? Because if they win, the cries of the poor and desperate in Brazil will be drowned out by the cheers of the soccer-crazed fans who could actually afford to get inside the stadium.
With the World Cup coming to an end next weekend it felt strange not to have a game to watch. This Sunday morning we headed for Barra, the beach town about one hour from Rio, which many people here call Miami Beach.
I loved going to the Confeitaria Colombo with the King of the Carnival and for this trip El Rey took me to Porcao for some fresh pork.
The mouth-watering World Cup semi-final line-up which includes two South American teams for the first time since 1970.
On Friday afternoon I did El Gordo y La Flaca live from Maracana Stadium right after Germany beat France in what turned out to be an uneventful match.
Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...
t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.
I had the most amazing experience over the weekend -- we took a helicopter tour of El Cristo. The views were fantastic and it's a part of the trip I w...
Forty years on, the valley is not for everyone anymore. As with everything else in the mega event, the FIFA Fan Fest thrives in the concept of a VIP space, where people are left out if they're not inside avidly consuming. That's the concept of a city that FIFA is promoting. It's like it's crying out loudly over and over again: "No, this is not a public space -- and the World Cup is definitely not a public event."
While football players are throwing balls in the gates, holding million of peoples' breaths and flags in the air, protests against the World Cup in...