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Reaching for the Moon

Six Days of Violent Death, Literary Honor, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

From the killer thief on the street, through the heartless bureaucrat, to the insatiable CEO, all the way to the politician who'll sacrifice young lives merely to increase his power, the disease of inhumane cynicism sometimes seems like an inescapable epidemic.

Reaching for the Moon: Bishop, Barreto and the Art of Losing

Camila Gibran | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Camila Gibran

Barreto's film, Reaching for the Moon, takes us on a fifteen year journey within two countries, in two languages, in the lives of two women: the American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota De Macedo Soares, whose love relationship didn't bow to convention.